I'm not too concerned about it being full blown 45tn support, just so that it actually runs.. I was going to get a standard Core2 Duo E6750 2.66Ghz (Conroe 1333mhz) Processor but today this 45nm chip popped up on the site for pretty much the same price. It is also a 3.0ghz instead of 2.66... I assume that even without full 45nm support this CPU is a little superior.
As for budget I'd like to stay at $200AUD for the mobo, which this motherboard sits comfortably in at $179AUD
At the moment the three components I'm buying are Mobo, CPU and RAM. These are the parts I have selected.
Intel Core2 Duo E8400 3.0Ghz (1333mhz) Processor, Dual core LGA775 45nm 6mb cache
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3-V2 LGA775 M/B, 1333FSB, PCI-E x16, PCI-E x1, 3x PCI/PCI-E x1, 6x SATA, GigaLAN, Audio
Corsair Twin2X 2048MB 240-pin DDR2 XMS2-6400 Twin Pack (2x 1024mb sticks) w/heat spreader, 4-4-4-12
any thoughts would be great thanks
this components research has been doing my head in.