Need M/b for Intel C2D E8400 CPU Tags: Motherboards Components Intel Product Last response: August 8, 2008 1:24 PM in Motherboards Share spaul2681 August 7, 2008 12:39:05 PM Dear All, I am planning to upgrade my present computer. I have already narrowed down on the following components: Processor - Intel C2D E8400 Memory - 4 GB/ 2GB Graphic card - 8800 GT I would be grateful if you can help me shortlist a suitable motherboard for my configuration. I would like a mid range motherboard. Please note I would not be over clocking any of my hardware components. Thanks & Regards, Paul More about : intel c2d e8400 cpu apache_lives a b V Motherboard August 7, 2008 12:46:40 PM spaul2681 said:Dear All, I am planning to upgrade my present computer. I have already narrowed down on the following components: Processor - Intel C2D E8400 Memory - 4 GB/ 2GB Graphic card - 8800 GT I would be grateful if you can help me shortlist a suitable motherboard for my configuration. I would like a mid range motherboard. Please note I would not be over clocking any of my hardware components. Thanks & Regards, Paul Gigabyte P35 or P45 auscanzukus August 7, 2008 12:50:04 PM P5Q or GA-EP45-DS3L. Related resources C2D E8400 4ghz+ - Forum C2d e8400 vs c2q q8300 - Forum Overclocking C2D E8400 - How to go further? - Forum Intel pentium e2220 to e8400 C2D ?? - Forum Phenom II 720 vs C2D E8400 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer RADIO_ACTIVE August 7, 2008 7:23:16 PM If your going DDR3 I would suggest 790i XFX. or the 780i if you plan to stay with DDR2. RADIO_ACTIVE August 7, 2008 7:24:47 PM BTW I know you won't overlock. But the E8400 OWNS at OCing. spaul2681 August 8, 2008 12:45:36 PM RADIO_ACTIVE said:BTW I know you won't overlock. But the E8400 OWNS at OCing. I would not be overclocking my rig. I just need a decent rig which would run my pc games with minimum upgrades for the next 1-2 years. That's why I am planning for : Processor - E8400 CPU cooling - CM Sphere (RR-CCZ-LL12-GP) M/b - Asus P5Q Pro Graphic card - 8800GT RAM - 2-4 GB (800MHz - DDR2) SMPS - Cooler Master 650W (already bought) - Good power! Cabinet - (already bought) Zebronics (Bijli - 1* 120 MM forward fan, 2*80MM side fans) - I have space for one more 120 MM fan in the back, I think I would be fixing that too just to be sure. I think this should suffice, but then again there is always room for improvement and new ideas! So do suggest changes/ improvements. auscanzukus August 8, 2008 1:24:12 PM Good selection. Be sure to get 4 gigs or as much as you plan to use in the future cuz when Nehalem is rolled out next month, ddr2 prices may start to go up. ddr3 prices is under 100 bucks for 2 gigs. was over $200 months ago. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumPhenom II X3 720 vs C2D E8400 ForumOverclocking Intel E8400 with Asus P5Q deluxe to 4GHz ForumIntel E8400 and the AMD 955 ForumIs it worth to upgrade from c2d to i3 ForumIs Core 2 Duo E8400 6 MB Cache is Good for Gaming? ForumXP Pro SP2 and Intel E8400 install ForumNeed advice on overclocking Core 2 Duo 3.0GHz E8400 ForumNeed Help to select M/b for Intel Quad Core Q6600 ForumReported Frequency lower than expected, E8400 C2d ForumOverclocking C2D E8400 ForumWould a P4 Socket 775 3.4 be faster than C2D E6700/X6800 in any way? ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 ForumNeed Motherboard Suggestion ForumBuilding New Computer, Need Help With Choosing a MotherBoard Forumneed a mobo with crossfire and a pcie 4x at least. More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !