Just wondering which motherboard you'd all recommend for the following cpu. Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.00GHZ 45nm. The rig is primarily going to be for gaming. I will NOT be overclocking at all for the first year of use, MAYBE on year 2 but that's not a concern right now. I've been looking at a few different Asus and Gigabyte boards but I can't really come to a conclusion. Also to note, I'm not switching to DDR3 yet either. I realize the potential performance gains but I'm not willing to shell out the extra dough in the case of ram. So any input is greatly appreciated.
This is a rough idea but the rest of the components are as follows:
I'm still not sure on the vid card yet, but the 4870 had crossed my mind, as for the 8500, I know it's only a few bucks more but from the benchmarks and reviews i've read it's not really worth the $20 more unless all your goin for is overclocking, which I am not.
The Asus P5Q line does interest me, I just wasn't sure if it would be a good choice for this cpu but I'll research them some more. Thanks for the input so far guys!
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