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As the title suggests, I am getting a new motherboard, since I need one that is PCI-E enabled. I am mainly posting this topic because I was hoping someone would have some suggestions for a motherboard I should get-my current processor is a Pentium 4 socket 478 (3.0 ghz). As mentioned above, the motherboard must have PCI-E x16 slot(s). Price is really not a problem, but I would like to stay under $150 (if possible) because I will also be purchasing a graphics card at the same time. Thanks in advance for any responses.
-also, I was wondering if, while I'm upgrading my motherboard, I shouldn't just go the whole ten yards and buy a core duo motherboard with a processor to match. if anybody knows of any good deals, or knows whether it's really 'all that' to get a dual core, I'd be glad for the help!

Edited by dllp117, 27 March 2007 - 12:33 AM.

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Hi, you can't really upgrade to a core 2 duo with $150. You might be able to get a cheap Pentium 4 processor and a PCI-E 16x motherboard for around that much. I was also wondering do you mean $150 with the graphics or without?
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I definitely meant without the graphics card; I'm probably going to get an X1600 512mb which is about $150-170 on newegg. I just meant that I wanted to stay under $150 with the motherboard. I was just wondering if it would save me more money in the long term if I spent $250 on a duo core motherboard and processor now then if I bought a 'regular' (single core' motherboard now and had to upgrade in several years time.
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I found two motherboards that seemed to be okay while on newegg, and a processor, too. I was wondering if it is a wise choice to purchase these, or which one would be best-
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813121048 this is my first choice for a motherboard, here is my second
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813130090
and here is the processor I found
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116238
(this is supposing that i am upgrading to a core duo, obviously)

Edited by dllp117, 27 March 2007 - 04:45 PM.

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Hey, sorry I didn't reply I had class and my teacher really hates it when we go on forums, and I had to log out as I was forced to by this new program they have.

Anyways as I have heard from James and other people the conroe's are gonna get slashed in prices in the summer so the best would be to wait a little longer. It has started to get warm and the summer should be here anytime now. Lol.

Edited by SOORENA, 27 March 2007 - 09:17 PM.

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cool. well, thanks for the advice, I'll definitely follow it. I'll probably have more money then I have right now (currently I have a $500 budget on computers), so I can get a nicer setup.
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