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Which motherboard shall i get for under £80?

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Dazzeerr, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Dazzeerr

    Dazzeerr New Member

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    I'm looking for a motherboard at or under the £80 price mark. I would like it to have the following things:

    - Core 2 Quad support
    - 800Mhz+ Dual Channel RAM support
    - Nice overclocking potential (3.0GHz on a Q6600 maybe)
    - One which will fit an Arctic Freezer Pro 7 on it
    - Gigabyte/Asus board, leaning more towards Asus as they seem cheaper for the same features and are nicer looking boards IMO.
    - 8GB max RAM is fine, i can't see me going over 8GB before i get a new motherboard
    - 8+ USB ports
    - All other features aren't necessary to me really :p

    I've seen the following, how would these be for overclocking and which would be best? Plus how much difference does 1600FSB make over 1333FSB with a 1066FSB Q6600? Oh and finally why are P43 boards a fair bit cheaper than 45? what is the difference?

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/152885

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/149276

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150285

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/148800

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Giga...CI-E-20-(x16)-DDR2-1200-1066-667-SATA-300-ATX


    EDIT: This one seems rather cheap for what it is:
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?ASU-P5QLP
    Any good?
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    Dazzeerr New Member

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    That's £106 not £80 :/ Not looking to spend that much, although it is a nice board.
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    Well I can’t think of anyboard that is under 80 that has good ocing.

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