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half decent budget board for e5200 or e7300

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by david419, May 3, 2009.

  1. david419 New Member

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    hi all im upgrading my old p4 and wanted to know if anyone can give me any ideas to a budget motherboard for either an e5200 or an e7300.

    which cpu would you guys choose out of those 2 i just listed and what speed ram would be best for them?

    thanks all in advance. :)
     
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    Look at motherboards from asus, gigabyte or DFI with the P45 chipset.

    800Mhz or 1066Mhz would be fine for either CPU - the more the better (id go 4GB of 800Mhz over 2GB of 1066, for example)
     
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    Regarding ram:
    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=92586
    Just look for some PC6400 Cas Latency 4 ram that is rated at 2v or some PC8500 Cas Latency 5 ram rated at 2v. Crucial 2x2GB red Tracer kits are very very nice.

    Check your crossthread. I linked a few nice P45 boards over there. If your into an SLI nForce board, make sure you get anything nForce 7X0i. I do suggest the MSI P7N Platinum as it has a great bios for people who are just starting into overclocking. Although if wanting to learn how to properly overclock, DFI Biostar or Asus has always been a great choice as they have an extensive bios.

    Good luck with the build! :)
     

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