Building a new PC, unsure on motherboard Tags: Motherboards Overclocking Last response: August 25, 2007 11:34 PM in Motherboards Share Grimble Crumble August 25, 2007 1:27:35 AM I'm building a new computer (for regular gaming, nothing extreme), and am, among other things, unsure on my choice of motherboard. I want to use the Pentium D 805 and overclock to at most 3.8 ghz. Which brings up my first concern. The article praising the 805's overclocking is almost 2 years old, will it still be good enough for most games, and is there a better value for a processor? Now I want to use 2-4 gigs of pc2-6400 ram, http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=3,46831&cm_ven=dealm_site&cm_cat=deals3_2007&cm_pla=site&cm_ite=dealmac, so four ram slots (and pc2-6400 compatibility) would be necessary. I will be using my 8600 GT until I can buy a new card, so a PCI-e slot needed. The motherboard I found is an eVGA 650i Ultra, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188017&Tpk=eVGA%2b650i%2bUltra. Can that board overclock it to 3.8? Now, if there are any better-priced components that fit into my scheme, what would they be? More about : building unsure motherboard | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove g-paw August 25, 2007 11:34:05 PM Go with a core 2 duo CPU, which one depends on your budget. That board will work with this CPU | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Motherboards>Building a new PC, unsure on motherboard> Related ressources: ForumContemplating building , unsure ForumNew Rig but unsure with motherboard , case and PSU choices ForumIncredibly unsure , worried, new builder. ForumUpgrading a very old pre-built, unsure about what to salvage vs. repla ForumUnsure on the CPU to get for my gaming computer ForumFirst Build unsure if I should go for i5 or 17? 6870 ForumGaming build , unsure of parts to reuse ForumMy first time building and unsure Forumnot sure what monitor. i'm not clear, unsure what to choose ForumNew Build , Unsure about Mobo ForumUnsure of the problem... ForumUnsure if I should upgrade my computer, please help! ForumNew homebuilt system not powering up - unsure what to do ForumNew Build - Unsure of a few things and would appreciate help ForumOh dear... unsure of mobo choice for new build now... ForumLooking to sell old gaming PC - unsure of worth ForumP7h57, i5-760 and 2x8gb ForumTesting if a motherboard is dead ForumEasy Motherboard Q ForumWhich motherboard is this? More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !