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Old 04-29-2008, 12:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to get the best MB money can buy for under $60
Preferably around $50.
These are the requirements:
-Micro ATX
-Has to be able to take a Dual Core e2200 (Majority of the MB's on newegg say core duo, I assume that includes dual core???)
-Overclock-able, because I would like to learn to overclock
-The HDD I will be using is IDE
That's it.
Whatever is you guys think I'll order, because there are so many different ones, I have no idea where to start.

Also has to have video

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Old 04-29-2008, 12:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I highly suggest you spend a little more than $50. You can get a much nice board for no more than $100. Those cheaper ones are historically known to be unstable and DOA.
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Old 04-29-2008, 03:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Gigabyte makes great boards and their easy on the $$$. Check into Gigabyte on newegg and search for deals. I got mine for about $90.00. I am not sure $60.00 is going to do it. Also the cheaper the MB the less likely you are going to be able to do overclocking.
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Old 04-29-2008, 04:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Get the - GIGABYTE GA-945GCM-S2C LGA 775 Intel 945GC Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

You won't be disappointed. Gigabyte doesn't seem to make budget $50 boards. They make entry-level enthusiast boards cheap, that's all

The only problem with that board is that it has only 2 dimm slots for ram. 667mhz ram is good, so I won't say the frequency of the ram is a con because it's really not.

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Old 04-29-2008, 09:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks, I'll check into those and spend a little extra.
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Default Re: Need best MB $ can buy

i'm not really a fan of gigabyte, had 2 die on me so far, but thats just my experience. but with the exception of them dying i've liked them to a degree. lots of overclocking options on the one's i've had. i would suggest a ds3l or a cheap(er) abit ip35

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