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Budget board needed

Oct 19, 2007
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System Name xubidoo
Processor Intel Q6600 G0 2.4ghz
Motherboard ASUS P5K Premium:Black Pearl Edition
Cooling Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro + MX2
Memory 4gb Corsair XMS2 DDR2 6400 2x 2gb 5-5-5-18 @854
Video Card(s) MSI nVidia GTX260 896mb or GeForce GTX 750Ti 2048mb
Storage WD 640gb / Samsung 750gb / WD 500gb
Display(s) Hanns-G 23"
Case Thermaltake Armour VA8003BWS/1x250mm/2x120mm/2x92mm
Audio Device(s) Logitech Z-10 2.0 Speakers
Power Supply Antec 550w
Mouse Razer Deathadder
Keyboard Standard
Software Windows 7 Professional x64
I need a board for a budget upgrade for a friend,everything else is bought apart from the board.

Their specs when its built will be:

CPU: E2160 1.8ghz (hopefully i will OC to around 3ghz)
Board: TBD
GFX: Geforce 8800gts 320mb
Ram: 2x1gb Corsair 6400
Monitor: 19" CRT

I know its not a hugely powerful beast but it should enable them to play new games at reasonable settings,as they've spent the last 5 yrs playing games on hardware that's at least 4 gens behind the current.

Budget is low unfortunately about £60 ish and the only 2 boards ive found that look reasonable are both MSI :)

P43 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/148024


P31 - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-095-MS

To be honest i would have preferred to get them a P35 but seems they are now rather expensive and well out of budget :(

which of the 2 would u suggest is better ? or any alternatives within the price range.



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