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dancingcleo

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Hi, thinking of building a new core 2 duo computer. I do a bit of gaming and general surfing etc. on my computer and am wondering which speed of cpu would be best for me. I'm thinking of going for the e6600 as I have heard it is the best value but I don't know if this is a bit of an overkill for what I want to do?

Also would appreciate any recommendations on motherboards. I think the MSI P965 neo-f looks pretty good for only £60. Has anyone had any experience with it?
Thanks.
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stettybet0

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the E6600 is most definitely the best value out of the Core 2 Duos.

And the best Core 2 Duo mobo (if you have a NVIDIA graphics card(s)):
EVGA Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Motherboard

MSI is generally a good brand though, along with Gigabyte. Anything from either of those will do you well also.
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i recommend that you buy the best parts your money can afford atm. Technology ages very fast so just stick with the 6600 and it will last you longer.
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If you're not planning on going SLI in the future, then I would definitely consider this mobo:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128012

It's performance is on par with 680i boards and it's known to be an excellent overclocker. The price/performance ratio really can't be beat.
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