I want to build a new comp. I'm looking for a m/b under $200. I don't overclock and onboard sound is not necessary as I'll be using a Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic sound card. I also want to use an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor. I need it to be rock solid with no issues in a simple just-add-components-and-cards way.
Also, what's a good, somewhat fast, decently priced memory to use with it? I would like to start with 4GB and expand to 8 (by using 2 X 4GB sticks, then adding another 2 X 4GB).
First off, I think you mean 2x2GB, otherwise you would have 8 and 16GB of ram. THat being said, Intel motherboards sound like EXACTLY what you are looking for. They tend to lack in the overclocking options department but as a trade off tend to be SUPER rock solid stable.
On top of that: Intel Mobos on Newegg
. If you look at the prices, they are ALL lower than your cutoff (except for the X48 motherboard which tends to be their super high end model).
Edited by PedroDaGR8, 13 December 2008 - 09:34 PM.