Originally posted by guinness74
I know that 680i is the preferred mobo for dual core builds.
Whoever told you that the P5N32 wasn't made for Dual Cores has no idea what they're talking about, since all Core 2 Duos are Dual Cores.
But that still doesn't make it a wise choice. Go with the ASUS P5B Deluxe, it'll give the same overclockability but for less.
And you SHOULD build your own. Its not that hard, especially with the guide at the top of the forum. Not to mention the hundreds of other guides available on the internet. Others who had never touched the insides of their computers have done it before, so can you. You need to start sometime, anyway. I think it goes without saying that the first time I built my own computer...I had never built my own computer before.