Help me find a mobo for my future pc, please.

By CobaltViper
Jan 23, 2008
  1. Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
    GPU: Asus EN8800GT/G/HTDP/512M
    Ram: 2 x Corsair 2GB (4x1GB) PC6400, CL4
    Sound Card: Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic (Optional)
    Case: Gigabyte Poseidon (ATX, No PSU, Zwart)
    PSU: Zalman ZM600-HP 600W (ATX, Heatpipe))
    Extra Fan: Scythe Infinity SCINF-1000
    HDD: 2 x Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500YD, 250GB (7200rpm, SATA, 16MB) (Not so sure about these)

    And maybe make suggestions about everything else, I also don't know what DVD drive I should get.
  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    Just buy something with a socket that supports that processor. Since you only have one video card, you don't need to spend money on a pricey SLi board. That RAM will fit in most modern socket 775 boards so just look around. Abit, ASUS are probably my recommendation. Make sure the one you choose has plenty of SATA ports also.
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    The GA-P35-DS3L is an excellent one and highly recommended.
  4. CobaltViper

    CobaltViper TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Any other comments? I still have some time before I'm going to order this so I want to know if there are any other good things out there. I was thinking of getting some ram with better latencies since ram comes quite cheap at the moment.
    I also just noticed that the case I listed is quite hard to get at the moment so any other cases would be nice.
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