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I'm looking at getting an Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 or an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 for my first overclock build and was wondering if anyone could recommend motherboards for them, i'm a little lost as to what to get.

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post #2 of 17
Whats your budget?
    
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post #3 of 17
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Around $150 I think, that should be realistic rite? I'm open to suggestions.
    
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post #4 of 17
For $100 you would get a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L
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post #5 of 17
dfi dk p35
the same mobo i have
it's very nice and it's very pretty
i'm pretty sure everyone who has used it would agree with me when i say it's the best intel board under $150
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post #6 of 17
Yea im guessing this is your first build so I probably wouldn't go all out on a motherboard with a ton of features that you either don't know what they are or you won't use.

For a beginner builder on a budget you really can't go wrong with Gigabytes
GA-EP35-DS3L motherboard.

It's only 84 bucks at the egg.
    
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post #7 of 17
The board in my sig is a great OC'er and that will leave you extra to put towards the E8200 same chip just not clocked as high.Or this board if you want to spend more.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128082
 
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Windows 10 Pro Fedora workstation 25  29in LG ultrawide  25in LG ultrawide 
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post #8 of 17
Whats the Diff from the EP35-DS3L and the P35-DS3L
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160 Hitachi HDD LG Super-Multi Drive with SecurDisc Windows 7 - Ultimate (x86) Samsung SyncMaster 2043SWX 20" 1600x900 
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160 Hitachi HDD LG Super-Multi Drive with SecurDisc Windows 7 - Ultimate (x86) Samsung SyncMaster 2043SWX 20" 1600x900 
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Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard rev. 2 460 watt Coolermaster Coolermaster Elite Razer Deathadder 
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post #9 of 17
the ep35 has DES (dynamic energy saving whatnot) on it/with it and the p35 doesn't
Edited by blind_stone - 7/7/08 at 11:29am
    
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post #10 of 17
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The GA-EP35-DS3L seems to be the newer version? Is it as good as its predecessor?
    
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