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    Sorry here are the specs:

    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037

    2GB Gskill DDR3http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231149

    Diamond 4870http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103061

    PC Power and Cooling 750Whttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703009

    WD Caviar HDDhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073


    Need a motherboard that will work with that ram and CPU out of the box. But i dont know which one.:confused:
     
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    A p45 would. Give you crossfire for a reasonable price as well. Most boards released in the last 4-5 months in the p45/x38/x48 category would be able to do 45nm out of the box. Most others should too, but if you get one that's been around for a while it's possible it will come w/ the old bios.
     
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    You know what i may just go with a good DDR2 motherboard. It will save me alot of money on memory. But whats a good DDR2 board that supports 45nm and my RAM(the ones in the system specs) out of the box? For a good price.
     
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    If you don't plan on Crossfire, a good newer revision P35 or a P45 board would do you fine.

    EP45-DS3L

    There is also a P35 version of that motherboard very similar here.

    Either one of those wouldn't need a bios update to run your E8400.

    Also worth mentioning is the X48 board but it's a little pricier.
     
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    I may plan on doinf crossfire later. Maybe get another 4870.
     
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    If you plan on doing crossfire later and want the best performance with less troubles get a X48 board. Gskill Pi PC2-9600 ram is the best stuff that's out right now, if you can find it.
     
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    I think that ASUS P5Q if you dont want Xfire and ASUS P5Q-E if you want Xfire, both uses the P45 chipset and Ive heard that the P5Q OC very well.

    Good Luck :D
     
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