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I think I've found a good motherboard http://www.overclock...rodid=MB-087-GI
Is it? The descriptions not so clear on overclockers. So here is the gigabyte overview http://www.gigabyte....?ProductID=2547. It supports 45nm the same as the e8400 processor.

UPDATE: Oh Dear, I've just looked at the prices of DDR3 memory, I'll have a look at the cheaper gigabyte mainboards.

UPDATE: I've found aDDR2 mobo it isn't p35 its x38 (better?) http://www.overclock...rodid=MB-110-GI

Edited by droidack, 27 January 2008 - 12:04 PM.

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Yes, the X38 is the sucessor to P35, though overkill for your needs.
It you want lots of SATA ports get this one it has 8.
http://www.overclock.......&subcat=913
Though I cannot see a typical user needing that many SATA ports, keep in mind there are no firewire ports on that motherboard.
James

Edited by james_8970, 27 January 2008 - 02:37 PM.

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Yes, the X38 is the sucessor to P35, though overkill for your needs.
It you want lots of SATA ports get this one it has 8.
http://www.overclock.......&subcat=913
Though I cannot see a typical user needing that many SATA ports, keep in mind there are no firewire ports on that motherboard.
James


Overkill is my middle name :)

Two years from now the x38 will be viewed as ap35 is now, in 2 years time for the p35...
Maybe I'm just paranoid about futureproofing
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To be honest, the only major advantage the X38 chipset has over the P35 chipset is both the PCIe x16 slots. Unless you plan on crossfiring (which I don't recommend), you'd never notice the difference between the two boards.
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thankyou for that now I can save money for other stuff!
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thankyou for that now I can save money for other stuff!

Exactly :)
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