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First build motherboard advice and review

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a b V Motherboard
April 22, 2008 7:37:07 PM

Hi, i'm having problems choosing a motherboard for my first build (I'm probably going about this backwards by choosing mobo last but oh well).
Current component selection:

CPU: E8400 Core 2 Duo 3.0Ghz
PSU: Coolermaster M700
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache
Disk Drive: Sony DRU-190S (black)
Memory: Not chosen depends on motherboard (ddr2 or ddr3?)
Case Fan: 1xSilverstone Suscool81 Ultra Quiet 80mm
Case: EZ Cool Alpine 7103 (black)

So yea comments on components chosen and advice on motherboard to choose greatly appreciated!

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April 22, 2008 10:20:16 PM

Gigabyte or ASUS
any P35 or EP35 Gigabyte or any P5K ASUS

Budget? 1394?
a b V Motherboard
April 23, 2008 12:44:32 AM

Budget: Components chosen so far is about £650 so i'm guessing reasonable mobo will be about £80 maybe? so around £730

Firewire: Not a major factor, would be preferable i guess but won't be too dissapointed if not included.

Something i forgot to mention, i want the motherboard to be SLI capable so i can upgrade performance later cheaply
a b V Motherboard
April 23, 2008 1:11:20 PM

Anyone any ideas?