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i will be selling my magical e6300 and my p5b-dlx in a couple of weeks to my mate.i need a new board.any ideas?

i have kinda decided on a e6550 cpu,but i'm not sure on the motherboard.i kinda want a asus p5k-dlx but i am open to ideas.

is this chip ok too?

my budget is about £130 for the chip and upto £160 for the board.

thx guys.
 

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anybody have any input?

which is the best board/chip for £290 approx?
 

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why not go quad, do you think youll be able to get much more than your e6300' 3.5ghz? imo its not worth it but hey its your money. or you could get a nice 8800gtx/hd2900xt ? i just couldnt justify spending that £ on a board and chip witch will probably give you similar performance than your current especially just on air
 

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Yes ASUS P5K Deluxe is one of the best Intel P35 motherboards, that's all. Soon the new Intel X38 motherboards will be out, but they won't fit your budjet and time, so you pretty much have only one choice. ;)
 

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Yes ASUS P5K Deluxe is one of the best Intel P35 motherboards, that's all. Soon the new Intel X38 motherboards will be out, but they won't fit your budjet and time, so you pretty much have only one choice. ;)
you wont be able to get a x38 board for £160 wtf :shadedshu
 

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i am waiting for the penryn to come along,my mate wants my 6300 bad,hes got the dosh to put better ram in it and cooling on the board,which i think will get 4ghz+ from the chip.

i do fancy a q6600 but i cant afford it at the moment,so i'll wait for penryn.

so the asus is the better choice then?

given my budget,is the 6550 the best choice?
 

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e6750 is only like £10 more than a e6550 around £110 for 2.66ghz stock same cache and 1333fsb
 

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thx,i'll see how much i can get that for.weres the cheapest place for that chip in the uk?

edit-its £125 on ocuk,i think i can squeeze to that.
 

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thx,i'll see how much i can get that for.weres the cheapest place for that chip in the uk?

edit-its £125 on ocuk,i think i can squeeze to that.
seems to be £115 on dabs and ebuyer, oc'uk its £125 and scan.co.uk its £120
 

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nice £115 on dabs,thats what the 6550 is on ocuk.guess what chip i'm getting then :)

thanks mullered07 for your input.
 

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thanks mullered07 for your input.
wheres ma thanx then bitch :shadedshu :laugh: jk mate :toast: good choice on the chip hopefully, im personally holding out for a e6850 or a q6600 but not just yet as ive not long got my 8800gts :mad:
 

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i really do wish i could afford a q6600,but i cant so the 6750 will do till penryn comes along.

thx for the advice mate :)
 
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why dont you just get a good mobo and a cheap cpu as your just waitting for the penryn ;)
 
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Wait for the X48 boards.
 
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They're gonna be well over £200, x38's are £186.99 (the gigabyte ddr2 model)