SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Surfing the internet, streaming video, office use, movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using** The inspiration for this build, is that I found an unopened Core 2 duo e6300 and Intel dg965wh mobo that i won and never used in my trunk. Oh and I get windows 7 for 10 bucks so i dont need that either.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg but really anywhere
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
PARTS PREFERENCES:No real preferences. Though the case has to be green, the keyboard white(mac style) and the mouse has to be purple. (it is for the GF)
OVERCLOCKING: If it is possible with that mobo sure why not, but I do not think it is.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: definitely no.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: I am guessing 1600x 1200 I anticipate a 20-24" monitor.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: My primary concern is cost. If theres a way to overclock on that board I would love to give it a shot, but if not I doubt I would justify buying a new board. Bonus points for a cheap monitor that has a colored bezel. graphics card wise, she is only ever going to watch movies if there is any gaming done on the thing its because i have no other options lol.
3. The list lists DDR3 RAM. DDR3 will NOT work with the Intel board you have OP.
4. Considering LGA775 is EOL and DDR2 prices are the same as DDR3 now, I recommend you sell both the E6300 and the motherboard and invest in a AM3 + Athalon II (X2,X3 or X4). Also, that board is on an old 9xx chipset, meaning you can never upgrade the CPU to a E8xxx/Q9xxx. You can get a good price for a E6xxx from people who still have 9xx chipsets and don't want to upgrade to i5,etc yet.