Good mobo for a e5200

Im looking for a good and cheap mobo that will work with the e5200. If it could support ddr2 800 and easy over clocking that would be great.

thanks in advance
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  1. Newegg had one msi p35 atx board for $49.99, but I don't know if they have any left. Otherwise, checkout some g31 boards by downloading the manual before ordering. Check the bios for voltage and memory adjustments.
  2. +1 above.
  3. If you can find it now: The P45-DS3L or the P35-DS3L were good for OCing that chip. They don't make the P35 any more, but you may be able to find it online for ~$50-55.

    If budget isn't that big this is what I would get:
    It's got a good basic set of OCing options (manual CPU/RAM voltage, manual FSB,etc) and it's only $53

    Note: I didn't read through the entire manual, I just skipped ahead to the MIT section where the OCing options are listed, and it didn't display RAM timing functions, how ever, I believe these are available by pressing <F1> like on most Gigabyte boards. Linky to manual:

    If you need OCing help, check out the P35-DS3L OCing guide available on the forum here.
    Only glaring limitation I see is that it only has 2 slots for RAM. Then again, 4GB (2*2GB) is enough for an average user.
  4. wait so the e5200 has 800 fsb does it matter if the board has fsb of 1066 or 1333?
  5. Nope.
  6. And i was planning on getting an antec 300 and having all five fans on it. Would it be possible with this mobo? and thanks for responding so quickly
  7. ^Wich motherboard? The G31M-ES2L?

    You can use it with the Antec 300, BUT you will need to move the stand off screws and/or you will not be able to putt all stand offs in.
  8. GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L that one. but will it be able to power five fans?
  9. ^No. It only has 2 fan headers on the board. However, you can get a fan controller to fir the other fans in,BUT 3+ fan controllers are pretty expensive (~$30 for a good one) in this case you might as well get a better board. Or you can get a splitter:
  10. so if i got 2 of these i could have 4 fans?
  11. ^Yes, in theory.

    Note: I have never used anything like that before, so I can't really comment on how it'll work out.
  12. ah... thanks for answering all of my noobie questions
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