What Motherboard Supports ASUS Star Ice

Does anyone knows which good motherboard would fit in a Asus Star Ice CPU Cooler (http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=300136911055&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=020) would fit in perfectly with all the RAM slots free? The motherboard has to have PCIe 16x SATA2, support for Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 and at least 4 USB 2.0 ports. Thanks.
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  1. as the discription says all platforms are supported, this means that any 775 socket board can run it. now its upto u which ever c2d board u want.
  2. This is what I want to avoid:

    For reference I got the last 2 pictures from: http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=125&type=expert&pid=4
  3. There are much better coolers out there, I wouldn't use such a poorly designed heatsink.
    BTW you usually build your system around the motherboard/CPU/GPU not the CPU heatsink. Especially one that "eats" ram slots.
  4. I'm not sure if I could return it, I got it from http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=300136911055&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=020 and I don't really think is worth to ship it back since the shipping would cost around $25 CAN.
  5. Put it back on eBay and hope someone bids on it.
  6. Which CPU Cooler that looks cool do you recommend then?

    Also what motherboard would you recommend that has lots of fancy stuff and is very popular. Thanks.
  7. Btw how much would it cost to get liquid cooling (including the water pump, CPU water block and tubes)
    I would love to liquid cool my not-arrived-yet
    WD WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200RPM 16MB SATA 3Gb/s Hard Drive and a may-buy VGA 512-P2-N773-AR GeForce 8600GTS 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card, i'm pretty sure it would be expensive to liquid cool those 3 things. Thanks.
  8. You should really get the 320MB 8800gts, it will blow the 8600GTS away. Liquid cooling done right will cost you $250 US plus. Look up shoppts.com,frozencpu.com, and xoxide.com for your water cooling needs. Swiftech, DangerDen,and Thermochill make top quality products.
  9. Can I get it cheaper or the same price has the 8600GTS 512MB PCIe? http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=320141266231&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=011
  10. I can't spare $250, thats the reason why I'm buying the whole system individually through eBay.

    For the ASUS and EVGA motherboards,
    I've been trying to find the most popular yet fastest RAM that those boards support of a good brand but I can't decide (maybe 2 gigs would be enough, not very sure)
  11. You can buy individual liquid cooling componets at the websites I listed.
    You would be better off to save up for the 8800GTS (roughly $320 CDN) or get a ATi X1950XT. OCZ, Crucial, Corsair, or Mushkin DDR2 667 or DDR2 800 2gig dual channel memory kits will be OK.
    You could get the E6750 instead of the E6850 and use the money saved on a better video card, your game performance will be better with the e6750/8800gts combo than with the e6850/8600gts.
    Shop NCIX.com or some other online retailer, eBay is not the best or cheapest place to buy new PC componets.
  12. Well I seem to be winning a XFX PVT80FSHF9 GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 PCI-E x16 used in eBay for $425.13 CAN
  13. I hope that my Acer AL2016W 8ms DVI LCD can keep up :)
  14. Hope you win it at that price, also hope it works. You will need a good power supply to run that monster.
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