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December 26, 2006 5:49:19 PM

hey everyone

building my first pc and I would like to use this cpu.

Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13ghz - Skt775 Fsb1066 2mb Cache Boxed

I have been searching around and i am getting confused. Could anyone tell me all the boards that will support this cpu ?

thanks

Ed
December 26, 2006 6:51:53 PM

A motherboard that supports Socket 775 rated for Core 2 Duo will handle that processor.

Depending on what type of computing you plan on doing there are a wide range of different options. One that has a decent price/performance ratio is the Gigabyte P965 DS3. Browse around Newegg, there is a ton to choose from.

Here is a link to the board i referenced:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Hope this helps.
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December 26, 2006 7:52:59 PM

Looks like a decent board.

Something that you may also look into is which chipset is being used by the board. Different ones support different options, some of which you may need, and some that you may be able to do without.

Something else to think about.

Tom's has recently put out a comparison of many of the chipsets available today for Intel processors, you can read about them all here: http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/12/19/intel_or_nvidia/
December 26, 2006 8:00:55 PM

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http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/113951

was thinking of that one ?

just want a cheap one tbh, but not so cheap that its **** :S
That's a great board....one of the best, and far from cheap. You won't regret buying it. GL :) 
December 26, 2006 8:52:49 PM

whats the difference between those two boards exactly? the cheap one on the last post and the one i posted?


what about this for 1gb ram?

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/74116

Corsair (CM2X1024-5400C4) 1024MB, DDR2-5300/5400 (667/675MHz) 128Mx64, non-ECC, 240 DIMM, unbuffered, 4-4-4-12, Black Heat Spreader, Lifetime Warranty
a b V Motherboard
December 26, 2006 9:45:00 PM

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whats the difference between those two boards exactly? the cheap one on the last post and the one i posted?...

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just want a cheap one tbh, but not so cheap that its **** :S

The MSI is what you asked for. The Asus is an expensive enthusiast board.
Now go do some research and figure out what you want.
December 26, 2006 10:00:11 PM

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whats the difference between those two boards exactly? the cheap one on the last post and the one i posted?...

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just want a cheap one tbh, but not so cheap that its **** :S

The MSI is what you asked for. The Asus is an expensive enthusiast board.
Now go do some research and figure out what you want.

research isn't going a computer forum and asking people who really know their shit about this stuff questions ?

ok - what about this one, seems pretty nice not too cheap not too expensive ?

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProdu...

ASUS P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe NF4 SLI, S775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 533/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX
December 26, 2006 10:41:02 PM

Are you planning on using SLI or Crossfire, Brisk? If you dont require a board that supports either of those technologies you can cut some cost from the mobo.
December 26, 2006 10:43:00 PM

i wont be needing them -

just need to make sure is core 2 duo supported

what about the latest one i posted
a b V Motherboard
December 26, 2006 10:54:33 PM

Both motherboards you have listed support dual videocards.
The first uses an Intel 975 chipset which is ATI Crossfire capable.
The second uses an (outdated) NForce4 chipset which is NVidia SLI capable.
A good but cheap motherboard will have only one PCI-Ex16 slot, and IMO will use the Intel 965 chipset.
Both your Asus choices are relatively high-end boards.
What I want you to do is tell us:
A). What is your budget and which components must those $$$ cover.
B). Do you need a gaming capable rig with corresponding expensive video.
C). Do you plan to overclock or just run stock system speeds.
D). What will this build primarily be used for?

With those answers forum members can help you match components into an excellent system given the funds available...
December 26, 2006 11:13:44 PM

A). What is your budget and which components must those $$$ cover.
B). Do you need a gaming capable rig with corresponding expensive video.
C). Do you plan to overclock or just run stock system speeds.
D). What will this build primarily be used for?

A) My budget is £400-£450. If its really really really worth it i might go to £500 max max. This Budget must cover -

Cpu, Motherboard, Graphics Card, Case, Power Supply Unit, Ram

I have links to what i I THINK I WANT :s. If you would like me to post them then just say

B) your answer to this question is something that can support games nicely. Im not a hardcore gamer like i used to be but i might just buy a ''latest'' game and i would like to run it smooth.

C) I know what it is and have no clue how to do it - answer being - just use normal clock speed

D)I use the computer all the time. I copy and burn a lot of dvds. i also use the computer 24/7 so i need something that will be able to run a lot of applications like messengers, media players, email clients, web clients, AV + Firewall, microsoft word.

I hope i answered ok if not please ask me more questions
a b V Motherboard
December 27, 2006 12:23:28 AM

OK then, Try this budget build:

Basics for 450BPS:

MSI P965 Neo-F 66BPS
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/114958

Intel Conroe 6300 115BPS
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/112704

Could not find ram I liked at ebuyer, so:
Crucial (Micron) 2x512 DDR2 533 CL4 1.8 88BPS
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY...

XFX 7600GT 256 90BPS
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/121114

Case choice is more personal, but here goes:
Antec SLK3000B 30BPS
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/83044/rb/24009038087

Antec TruePower Trio 550 67BPS
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/114931

Comes to 456 British Pounds including VAT.
The PSU is bigger than you need today, but not tomorrow. It will last for years.
If you find more money, get 2GB of ram.
If you find lots more money, step up the videocard if you play more games, or step up to an E6400 if you don't.
December 27, 2006 12:44:45 AM

thanks for that man!!


Never gone with an Nvidia. loooks like a beat though. I would like 1 stick of 1gb so i can always upgrade :) 

Yeh I chose these. see what you think.


ASUS P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe NF4 SLI, S775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 533/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProdu...

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400, Socket 775, 2.13 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, Allendale Core, 2MB Cache, Retail
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProdu...

1Gb Corsair XMS2, DDR2 PC5400 (667), 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 4-4-4-12
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProdu...

256Mb Sapphire Radeon X1600Pro PCI-E(x16) 12Pipes 800MHz GDDR2 500MHz GPU D-Sub/DVI-I/HDTV
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProdu...

that comes to £397.62 - with VAT and postage.

http://xcase.co.uk/acatalog/copy_of_Enermax_3030.html

with 500w = 59.99

grand total = £457.61

from my picks - might get more of an idea what i would like this pc to be for

what do you think ?
December 27, 2006 3:47:11 PM

Looks like a decent set up Brisk. Few things I'll point out thought that may affect your choices.

1. You are still using an SLI motherboard, while it wont hurt your performance using one of these, it will hurt your wallet compared to a P965 board. Especially if you arent utilizing it the features.

2. You have picked out an ATI card. If down the line you do decide you want to use dual video cards down the line, you will not be able to use this card for it. SLI = nVidia, Crossfire = ATI.

Other than that you look like you are on the right track. The board I suggested earlier would compliment your system nicely, be cheaper, and you wouldnt be spending money on additional technologies you may not need.
December 27, 2006 8:12:14 PM

yeh man cheers

i'll replace that board with the one you recomended

lastly..

ati or nvidia, i just dont know shit about graphics cards these days. The one you pointed out to me its like 80 quid - whats the equivlant to that one in ati and what other good cards are there for a bit a cheaper around 60-70 ?
a b V Motherboard
December 27, 2006 8:57:53 PM

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thanks for that man!!

Never gone with an Nvidia. loooks like a beat though. I would like 1 stick of 1gb so i can always upgrade :) 

Yeh I chose these. see what you think.


ASUS P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe NF4 SLI, S775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 533/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProdu...

Obsolete. Get a P965 board.

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Intel Core 2 Duo E6400, Socket 775, 2.13 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, Allendale Core, 2MB Cache, Retail
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProdu...

Too much cpu for the money you have available. Creates an unbalanced system...

Quote:
1Gb Corsair XMS2, DDR2 PC5400 (667), 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 4-4-4-12
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProdu...

You need 2 sticks of ram for dual channed. You are making your system slower for NO REASON... Don't take the performance hit of single channel. You get 4 slots, upgrade later.

Quote:
256Mb Sapphire Radeon X1600Pro PCI-E(x16) 12Pipes 800MHz GDDR2 500MHz GPU D-Sub/DVI-I/HDTV
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProdu...

Way Way Way slower than the videocard I suggested.

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that comes to £397.62 - with VAT and postage.

http://xcase.co.uk/acatalog/copy_of_Enermax_3030.html

with 500w = 59.99

DO NOT SKIMP ON THE POWER SUPPLY!!!! No matter how low your budget is you are asking for nothing but trouble.

Quote:
grand total = £457.61

from my picks - might get more of an idea what i would like this pc to be for

what do you think ?
You need to do more research.
December 29, 2006 2:20:35 AM

Try and research the ASUS P5B Deluxe mobo. I have it with a E6600.Perfect mobo.
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