Best budget motherboard for my needs?

Real quick...

I recently had an ASUS P5 DH Deluxe die on me, so im looking for a new motherboard.

It must be cheap, preferably cheaper than £70, and be compatible with my system specs, listed below. I dont care about all the added features of Wifi or HDD backup systems or overclocking or any of that, all I need is a solid, reliable board.

My specs are:

ATX
Intel Q6600
2x 1GB Corsair DDR2 RAM (800Mhz)
EVGA 8800GT Graphics Card
SATA Hard Drive


Thanks
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  1. Any decent quality P43 or P45 motherboard will meet your requirements.

    ASUS P5Q SE PLUS
    GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3L
    ASUS P5QL PRO
    GIGABYTE GA-EP43-UD3L
  2. Ive been looking at the:

    MSI P43NEO-F found here: http://tinyurl.com/ns7l5p

    and

    Gigabyte EP31-DS3L found here: http://tinyurl.com/npff5q


    Your thoughts on those?
  3. Ide prefer not to buy another Asus as I found the customer support terrible, but that Gigabyte looks pretty nice. Does my EVGA 8800GT require PCI-E 2.0? Or will it even work in PCI-E 2.0?

    So how do I decide between the MSI and Gigabyte you posted? ;)
  4. ^ I would prefer Gigabyte over MSI...The specs are similar...
  5. Unless you need a legacy motherboard (parallel and serial ports), the Gigabyte would probably be a better choice.
  6. The PCIe cards and the slot are backwards compatible...
    So a PCIe X16 card would work with a PCIe X16 2.0 slot and vice-verse...
  7. Ah okay. I'll go for that Gigabyte then :)

    Thanks for your help :)
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