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Best budget motherboard for my needs?

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August 3, 2009 5:56:31 PM

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:

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


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a c 234 V Motherboard
August 3, 2009 6:19:35 PM

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


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August 4, 2009 11:58:24 AM

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? ;) 
a b V Motherboard
August 4, 2009 12:14:41 PM

^ I would prefer Gigabyte over MSI...The specs are similar...
a c 234 V Motherboard
August 4, 2009 12:18:00 PM

Unless you need a legacy motherboard (parallel and serial ports), the Gigabyte would probably be a better choice.
a b V Motherboard
August 4, 2009 12:19:42 PM

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...
August 4, 2009 3:31:16 PM

Ah okay. I'll go for that Gigabyte then :) 

Thanks for your help :) 
a b V Motherboard
August 5, 2009 4:00:36 AM