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Old 10-23-2008, 06:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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When it comes to motherboards I m completely baffled. The 9600 GT is probably the best I could have gotten for the price. The MSI had the best rating and pretty decent cooler so I went with it. Some one please recommend me a decent Motherboard lol. I don't want to SLI in the future but I will be doing some over clocking.

Newegg.ca - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.ca - Rosewill RFA-120-BL 120mm 4 Blue LEDs LED Case Fan - Case Fans

Newegg.ca - BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.ca - MSI N9600GT 512M OC GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.ca - Antec earthwatts EA500 500W ATX12V v2.0 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Newegg.ca - Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.ca - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.ca - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 20X DVDĪR DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.ca - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm "Core Contact Freezer" CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

My budget is 900$
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This would be a better board for overclocking:
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

You'll need RAM too, unless you already have some DDR2.
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+1 of the Tp45HP. Zmatt and nosboost both have that board and it is an incredible ovcerclocker.

If you want to save some money on the case you could get the Antec 300 and add two front led intake fans. That's what I did and I couldn't be happier with the case.

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This would be a better board for overclocking:
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

You'll need RAM too, unless you already have some DDR2.
With that motherboard will some ordinary G.Skill @800mhz work? Or will I need to buy DDR2 1066mhz ram instead? What I m asking is, will it just downclock to the rams frequency, or will that not work?

Thanks for the case Puddle Jumper. I was able to afford gt7's motherboard suggestion because of the price drop.
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You can use DDR2 800, and can run at that frequency, it just depends on your fsb to ram ratio and how much you want to overclock. Like if you want to overclock it to 3.6ghz then 800 will be fine. But if you want to take it past 4.0ghz then you'll need some 1066 ram.
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3.5ghz daily use is my goal. So I guess 800 will work. Thanks for all the help.
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you can get an 8800gt w/ akimbo cooler on it from the evga b-stock stuff for 105+shipping. check it out EVGA | Products | B-Stock
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you can get an 8800gt w/ akimbo cooler on it from the evga b-stock stuff for 105+shipping. check it out EVGA | Products | B-Stock
They hav a 9600GSO for only $69 - I would get that.
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you can get an 8800gt w/ akimbo cooler on it from the evga b-stock stuff for 105+shipping. check it out EVGA | Products | B-Stock
EVGA Site response to me "If the provided information is correct, we're sorry, shipping doesn't appear to be available in your area."
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Does that ship to Canada?
probably not but u can always call evga and ask, there support line is up 247
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