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I'm ambivalent to CPU choice. With the current CPU price cuts I will either go with an Intel e6600 or amd 6000+ CPU.

Stability and reliability are important to me. I don't overclock but I would prefer a mid-high end board to get the feature set I want. I'm leaning toward something based on an nvidia chipset, but that isn't a deal breaker. What do you guys recommend?

Edited by starjax, 10 April 2007 - 02:19 PM.

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If you descide to go with the e6600 then I would suggest an Intel board. They are not good for overclocking but are very reliable. Something like this: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813121052. Asking for a motherboard can easily just turn into a fan boy war. It is a lot like memory in the sense that if you get a good brand outside of their "value" line you really can't wrong. My personal favorite boards are Intel and Gigabyte.

If you are really wanting a Nvida chipset you will have a lot better luck with AMD compatable boards. When I took a look the Intel compatable boards with the Nvida chipsets it looked like they just slapped a SLI sticker on the majority of them to jack the price up.
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currently considering:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128042

and

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128011
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Those are both nice boards. I think that the second one with the AM2 socket it a bit pricey though. The AM2 slot motherboards are usually much cheaper than the core 2 duo supported 775. I think you could do just as good for cheaper on the AM2. Maybe this: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128010
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