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Which Gigabyte board to get?

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a b V Motherboard
August 12, 2010 8:49:57 PM

Hello,I am in the process of spec-ing a new low to mid budget build. I decided on a Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 processor. I am hoping to go with ddr2 RAM to stay a bit cheaper. I am looking for a good motherboard to run, not really looking to overclock. I was set on the GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P however it is not instock anywhere. Anyone have any idea on what other p45 or p43 gigabyte motherboard to go with instead.

Also any suggestions on a video card to get. I would like to be able to play DIRT 2, GTA4, Modern Warfare 2.

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a c 135 V Motherboard
August 12, 2010 9:31:52 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums
If you haven't gotten your CPU yet,then i strongly suggest going with Core i5/i7 or AMD Phenom II X4/X6 CPUs instead because Core2 CPUs are out of production line, but if you already have purchased the CPU then these 2 options would be good
1_ASUS P5Q PRO if you need CF support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
2_P5Q SE if you don't need CF support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
As for VGA,what's your budget and what resolution do you play at ?
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August 13, 2010 1:02:09 PM

I was speccing a build for my brother, and found prices on the i5 components to be more reasonable than I thought. I also found that good LGA 775 parts are getting harder to find. I agree, don't spend money on LGA775 or DDR2. Check out the i5 750. It is also a quad core 2.66GHz chip. Cost on newegg is 194.99. The q8400 is 169.99. The i5 is $25 more, but is also a faster chip. I have no clue about 1156 MoBo's, but if you were able to figure out that the GA-EP45-UD3P was the LGA 775 board to get, you can surely figure out which LGA 1156 to get (and it is probably still made!).
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