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Old 08-25-2006, 04:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys what mobo you think my friend should get. i'm building a computer for him to be ready in a month. it'll be conroe and i only know AM@ adn skt 939 mobos for AMD.

i COULD read reviews but i've noticed that a lot of the people who review on there are retarded and i'd much rather have your opinions.

here's the rough specs i've got so far. all that really matters for this mobo is that it can OC really well, have Sata 3/Gbs and still be relatively cheap. i don't know what budget i'm on for the mobo yet but it'll be around 1000-1100 for the whole system minus monitor and keyboard.

thanks in advance and i'll post specs up soon
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Old 08-25-2006, 04:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just bought a conroe and put it into a 95.00 micro atx motherboard. The Gigabyte GA-945GM-S2 Socket T. Mind you, if you plan on doing an SLI graphics setup, you'd want to consider something else. So far this has worked fine with me. everything is pretty easy to get to. newegg link: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813128016
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type in ds3 on newegg... so far that is the overclockers board from what i've seen.. its a gigabyte mobo
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what's it like for OCing?

roughly $600 for OS, Mobo, CPU and GPU.

i wanna get him something at least as good as a 7600GT but i can switch to AMD AM2 if it comes to be too pricey with the Conroe and Mobo.
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ok i changed the specs to this



CPU $193
http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16819115005

GPU $235
http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16814195019

Case $41
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16811103003

RAM $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16820231087

PSU $85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16817103931

HDD $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701

so now i'm down to 250 for OS and Mobo.

I'd like to get him PRo x64 but i'm sure he won't care what he really gets...it's just that i could get it for $120 roughly leaving around 150-170 for mobo w/ XP pro-64 and around 200 w/ XP home
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I was just going to rec this.^
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idiotec, i was looking at ur specs..and urs seem a lot like wat mine might be... cept im getting a e6600 and 7600GT...how well does ur system run? o sorry for like asking in this thread... but i think this is a finsihed thread..
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Old 08-25-2006, 10:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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yeah it pretty much is unless there's another mobo out there for consideration. thanks guys. your more than welcome to still comment about that though.
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