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Good mobo & CPU combo?


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UV_Power

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What do you think? I need your opinion. If I were thinking of building a powerful and yet simple gaming rig....

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115005

Asus P5NSLI Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131032


Would this be a good start? Or would there be a better combination (price vs. performance)?
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if you plan to overclock this may not be the board for you

Cons: bad overclocking( my 3.0 pentium D ran for ever on a ECS at 4GHz and I "upgraded" to this board that tops out at 3.25GHz.)


Edited by AnthonyJ, 17 March 2007 - 08:20 AM.

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Different boards overclock to different levels, the ability of overclocking depends as much on luck as brand name.
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the ability of overclocking depends as much on luck as brand name

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What do you mean? Some better boards may not overclock as high as this one if you're unlucky? :whistling:
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Overclocking is like a lottery, some will overclock better then others, yet they are the same board. It's hit and miss.
Then some company creat boards specifically for overclocking needs while others create a budget board just to run the CPU for lets say a company or a technologically challenged person. :whistling:
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I see....

I think I wanna go with this one then. It seems to have everything I want in a board. Trouble is that it is so new I haven't seen many reviews for it yet. Maybe I will wait a few months and see what surfaces.

ABIT Fatal1ty FP-IN9 SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813127022
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To the contrary, that is a very respectable overclocking motherboard and not extrememly recent, one of the better motehrboards though. Here is a good review if you looking specifically at these mobo's.
http://www.tomshardw...ster/page5.html
I put you in the overclocking section but you'll want to look though that article.
Also it's brother the newer generation, the 680i has a maximum FSB enabling it to handle the next generation processor from intel, though it'll be missing features, however is a better performer.......but for more money.
James

Edit: both of those links are the same.

Edited by james_8970, 19 March 2007 - 08:44 PM.

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