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  1. Cildaten

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    I'm Buying a Intel Core 2 duo e6550/e6600 tomorrow with a mobo and then some.
    I was wondering what a good motherboard that would go well together with those CPU without breaking a 100'ish$ budget?

    -Thanks
     
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    Well...
    I was going to get a Gigabyte GA-P35-S3L motherboard. Link
    And a Intel Core 2 duo e4400 with a Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro. Only temporary though.
    Going to replace it to a e6600.
    But anyways... Is that a good board for Intel Chips? I cant seem to find it anywhere on newegg so I cant find any decent reviews.
     
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    Why would you get a E4400 now and replace it with an E6600 later? Seems like a small gain and more of a waste of money. Why not just split the difference and get the E6550: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115030

    As for the boards, the difference seems to be the capacitors. The S3L uses regular electrolytic capacitors and the DS3L uses solid state capacitors, those being more reliable and longer lasting. Otherwise they appear to be identical in specs.
     
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    I was reading about the DS3L and they say the North and South Bridge get pretty hot.
    I dont want that to be a problem in the future.

    And the buying and replacing the e4400 is a long story.
     
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    You could also look at the Intel P35 boards, Newegg has several Open Box ones for under a $100.
     
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    Ehh.. I just go with the DS3L.
    Ill have plenty of cooling to keep the temps down.
     
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    Well how about this Gigabyte board?
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    Kind of a step above the others.
     
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    Cooling shouldn't be an issue on that board :)

    Also has a second PCI-Express x16 video card for a multiple card setup. It is a lot more money though.
     
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    Oh I know but I wont be getting it on newegg :D
    Plus my paypal never goes through on newegg so I can never buy anything from there.
     
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