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Old 11-13-2006, 07:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys.

Im building a new PC. It's mostly for business, a little bit of
gaming here and there. I have another computer which I
built with an AMD based mobo. I want this one Intel.

I want something stable, not 2 pricey and thats going to last.

My question is, which mobo is more suited to business but can handle gaming pretty well? And would Dual-Core be a good option?

I have a list of mobos I can choose from:


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I always hear good things about the DS3 when it comes to the core 2 duos.
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For a extra $100, is dual core really necessary? I just want something simple, compatible, lasting and maybe a little less then $200...
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Well I guess it's what you are using it for. Dual core is not necessary, but it is becoming the norm, and worth it.
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I have heard about it here and there, defintley becoming a buzzing subject.

I looked at the product overview at Gigabyte:
Link Here

Looks like it has all the bells and whistles, DDR2, PCI-E, Hi-Def Audio, etc.

Still $235 - For a motherboard?!

Must be something better...If this a definite, tell me!
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This one has decent reviews I guess. In favor of your price range?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121052

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128018
...better reviews on this one, and it's a DS3 too just the 965G chipset. The difference between the 965G and the expensive 965P, I'm not sure. But I read it's different integrated graphics, not a big deal.
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