Need new motherboard
Hey, im looking for a motherboard for my new computer and i know nothing about motherboards, im goin with the core 2 duo E6400, and a single 8800 GTS, so i dont need SLI, but id really like to overclock, nothing extreme tho, just maybe like 10-30% depending on what i can get away with. Anyone have any ideas, or at least what chipset i should be looking for?
If your hard drives are all SATA, then this board is excellent:
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 LGA775 965 Conroe $123+6 3/3/07
If you want to reuse PATA (IDE) hard drives, then you will need a board with 2 or more IDE channels. These are good options, (just ignore the fact that they are SLI capable):
MSI P6N SLI-F LGA775 nF650i 2IDE ATX Conroe $115+6 2/25/07
Asus P5N-E LGA775 nF650i SLI 2IDE ATX Conroe $140+6 2/25/07
Asus P5N-E Review 12/22/06
All of these boards will meet your overclocking desires.
Avoid boards with ATI/AMD, VIA and SIS chipsets.
Please avoid Asrock brand boards as well since they don't fit your needs.