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November 13, 2006 7:56:07 AM

Abit AB9 <---- This I really want some opinions on. It gets pretty crappy ratings on newegg. They say it doesnt support core 2 duo, and the bios sux. 8O Any opinions? Any other suggestions in the $130 or below range?

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300

G-Skill DDR2 800 4-4-4-12

Evga 7600GT 256MB 128Bit GDDR3

Seagate Barracuda 80GB 7200.9

Plus some fans, I already have a case, Thermaltake toughpower 700, monitor, sound card and a dvd rom drive.

Think this will hold me over till DX10 gets into full swing? Also is this a pretty overclockable setup?

Thanks for the help

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November 13, 2006 8:44:59 AM

Gigabytes board will probably be your better option.

If your serious about ocing you will have to spend some money on a good CPU cooler. other wise you won't be able to get vey far with the stock cooler.

Yup thats the board im going for in a few weeks
November 13, 2006 11:51:30 AM

Ok well heres the thing Im thinking now. Im thinking of cheaping out on the processor to get a better mobo. Reason why is this. I have a cheap motherboard now. I hate it! I hate the fact that it doesnt have all the options. So I am totally obsessed with the motherboard at this point.
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November 13, 2006 12:47:06 PM

What features do you demand from your new motherboard, and are you willing to go microATX?
November 13, 2006 1:21:34 PM

Well I was just doing some research, if I downgrade to a 7300GT I can get the new EVGA 680I and a E6300. So I think I may go that route. Its either that or get a 8800GTS and a cheap mobo, processor and ram. But Id be happier with a nice mobo and processor and just get the 8800GTX later on.
November 13, 2006 1:24:13 PM

Sorry I didnt answer your question. I want quad core support, and just everything that is top of the line honestly. I just want it to be future proof for a few years.