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    Default Mainboard combo suggestions.

    Been thinking about getting this mainboard and this CPU. Can anyone suggest a better alternative for close to the same price ($550 US)?



    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135037
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

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    Default Re: Mainboard combo suggestions.

    I haven't messed around with ECS boards, but the chipset is reportedly very good, and the E6600 processor is rock solid. I have one in a P965 based board and it handles everything that I can throw at it.
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    Default Re: Mainboard combo suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Darthtanion View Post
    I haven't messed around with ECS boards, but the chipset is reportedly very good, and the E6600 processor is rock solid. I have one in a P965 based board and it handles everything that I can throw at it.

    Thanks for your responses. I was following your advice when I picked that board.

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    Default Re: Mainboard combo suggestions.

    I never seen such an expensive ecs board. Is it because the new chipset?

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    Default Re: Mainboard combo suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by AsianBatman View Post
    I never seen such an expensive ecs board. Is it because the new chipset?
    It probably is, look at all the other 680i boards.


    I think your combi is great, I was gonna get the E6600 but I was short and had to go for the E6300. Enjoy your 4MB L2!
    Mobo...............Asus P5N-SLI (NF570)
    RAM................2 GB Kingston DDR2/667 CL5
    GPU................Evga e-GeForce 7900GTO 512MB
    CPU................Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 2MB L2
    HDD................Hitachi 160 GB IDE
    Disk Drive.........Sony DVD+-RW 16x IDE
    PSU................BFG 650W (on sale for 80$, 80$off!!)
    OS..................Windows XP Home SP2
    Sound card......Sound Blaster x-FI xtreme music
    Overclocked somewhat w/Arctic cooler freezer 7 pro
    other info: saitek eclipse red backlit keyboard
    cheap micro innovations wireless optical mouse
    logitech x-530 speakers (5.1)
    18" viewable KDS CRT monitor (I'll upgrade when it dies)
    about 8 80MM fans and I sleeved most of the cables
    It would be quiet but I have 1 noisy Vantek that blows like a turbine. A crappy generic case which with cammo paint and holes all over.



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    Default Re: Mainboard combo suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by AsianBatman View Post
    I never seen such an expensive ecs board. Is it because the new chipset?
    Yes it is. Some of the other mainboards with this chipset are north of the US$400 mark.
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