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    Purchasing a new motherboard, Advice Needed!


    Im just about to start purchasing parts for a new computer that im going to build for myself, the idea is to create a reasonably well performing computer which is upgradable when i have more money.

    I have already decided that the computer should be roughly this spec:

    Intel Core 2 Duo - Around 2.66Ghz

    2GB DDR2 RAM

    500+ GB SATA Hard Drive

    Intergrated Graphics ( Eg. Intel X3100, as i have no need to use the computer for gaming, although a HDMI port and the ability to play HD Video would be a big plus)

    I have chosen the Coolermaster CM690 Case, and a PSU.

    However, im pretty stuck for choosing a motherboard:

    I was looking at an Asus P5N-E for ages, however i eventually realised that i have no need for a graphics card, id prefer intergrated graphics.

    All i require from the motherboard, is:

    ATX or mATX form factor

    Core Duo Socket
    Quite a few RAM slots (Preferably with DDR3 as an option for the future)
    a FSB of 1066Mhz, (Preferably 1333Mhz)
    Intergrated Graphics with HDMI Output
    Some Overclocking Functionality
    About 50-70

    I just wondered if someone could recommend any motherboards which they know are good quality and meet my requirements

    Thanks for your help,

    Last edited by joestanton; July 5th, 2008 at 08:39 AM.
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