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I'm thinking about putting together a budget PC for my girlfriend. I was going to get her a E5800/E6700/E6800 off Newegg, brand new, but then I figured I might as well try to score an E8400 used for around the same price and use that myself and give her my E6600. So, I dont really know what to do.

I currently have (2nd rig) E6600 on a ASUS P5B vanilla.

Option 1:
Find a used E8400 and have fun OC'ing above 4Ghz (hopefully my P5B would allow that) Give her my E6600 and find a cheap board for it. If so, what board?? ASUS P4G41, P5G43, P5K, Gigabyte (looks like they have about 4 or 5 775 boards still selling new) I really have no idea about these newer 775 boards.

Option 2:
Get a new Pentium Dual Core and again find a cheap newer board (for her) and keep my E6600/P5B as is.

Option 3:
Suggestions for something I didn't think of?

Either way, I still need a decent new 775 board. Preferrably something that can OC, atleast mildly. The Pentium's have high multi's so a high FSB isn't really necessary. I have no idea how those P5K's, G41/G43 compare to my P5B. I will consider Ebay for a decent used board, but only if those current new 775 boards are just completely awful. I'd rather not play the waiting game if I dont have to.

Thanks!!
Edited by Blacklac - 3/10/11 at 8:14pm
    
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These are all descent boards
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...^13-157-173-TS

CPU's is about the only thing I'll buy used, so going on ebay for an E8xxx wouldn't be to bad of an idea.
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Are you interested in any of the parts in my for sale sig?
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hmm, I had read in general the G31/G41 boards weren't that good. That ASRock one says it only supports a CPU up to 105watts. That's a little scary.
    
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hmm, I had read in general the G31/G41 boards weren't that good. That ASRock one says it only supports a CPU up to 105watts. That's a little scary.
That Gigabyte G41M-ES2L is actually pretty good for the price and mild overclocking on Core2 Duos and Pentium Dual Cores. Especially if you run dedicated graphics

:edit:
as for 105w.... a mild OC on a C2D or Pentium won't get close to that
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That Gigabyte G41M-ES2L is actually pretty good for the price and mild overclocking on Core2 Duos and Pentium Dual Cores. Especially if you run dedicated graphics

:edit:
as for 105w.... a mild OC on a C2D or Pentium won't get close to that
Ok. Good to know on that Gigabyte G41. Thanks both of you for helping me with that.
    
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I just built my new rig
So I have the following lying around if you're interested:

Evga 680i SLI revision A1

Q6600 g0 stepping

4 gb g skill 800

8800 gts 512 g92

Fair for the bundle or a particular part just msg me
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I think I just scored a deal on a Gigabyte P35-DS3R.
    
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I love my P5B Deluxe

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