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January 7, 2010 7:53:26 AM

Hey everyone.

I want to buy an E8400 Intel processor and a good motherboard for it.

Had an ASUS board till now and it served me well, still I am not sure what should I choose, ASUS or MSI ?

These are 2 boards I've been thinking of as options: ASUS P5Q3 vs. MSI P45-C51

Could anyone help me with some sugestions or tips.

Ty

Regards

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a b V Motherboard
January 7, 2010 10:07:30 AM

E8400 is not an advisable buy now. Its nearing the end of its lifespan. So better get something from the i series of Intel or AMD equivalent.
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a b Ĉ ASUS
January 7, 2010 11:23:20 AM

Go ahead and get the e8400 only if you already have ddr2 ram. If you need to buy ram, get one of the new clarksdale cpus, which will sell for around $100-200, and use ddr3. If you still need a board for the 8400, I recommend the Msi board. I've had better luck with msi. Newegg should have the clarksdale cpus soon, if you want a newer cpu.
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January 7, 2010 2:52:47 PM

Ty both for the advices. I might wait a little bit. It isn't something urgent. I want to change my ancient PC. I might as well do it right...:D 

Thanks again. ;) 
a b V Motherboard
January 8, 2010 3:20:06 AM

You are trying to upgrade an ancient PC and upgrading it to something which would be ancient in a few months. That's no wise upgrade is it?
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