motherboard recomendations please

  Devil Fish 21:42 11 Sep 2007

Ok this is what i have specked out so far

core 2 duo E6600
crucial Ballistix 2GB PC2 6400C4 800MHz

500gig seagate barracuda

bfg nvidia 8800gtx 768mb

already have optical drives and case

but any help on choosing among the myriad of motherboards is a bit of a mine field i gather its a 965 or 975x for this processor

The board needs to be fairly easy to over clock for an over clocking virgin (yes i am aware of the pitfalls and will be doing some extensive reading and possibly killing a celeron before i try it on this lot)
be a reasonable enough layout to carry the 8800 as i gather they are quite large and some half decent cooling in the near future on a budget of £90 - £100 tops

sorry for the long winded post

thanks in advance

  Arthur Scrimshaw 21:48 11 Sep 2007

The best around now use the Nvidia 650i or 680i chipsets which overclock well.

  Devil Fish 22:10 11 Sep 2007

thanks for the suggestion Arthur Scrimshaw had a look at a few sites but they are a tad out of my price range unless i sacrifice something

  Arthur Scrimshaw 22:18 11 Sep 2007

I bought this a few months back and it's a lovely board, it's dropped in price too.

click here

  citadel 22:22 11 Sep 2007

ip35 or in a couple of weeks x38. ip35 at

  Arthur Scrimshaw 22:23 11 Sep 2007
  Strawballs 22:28 11 Sep 2007

click here This any good for you?

  Peachy boy 22:37 11 Sep 2007

I have a xfx nforce 650i ultra which has ntune never used it but it looks easy to use and has lots help tool, and its not overly expensive I bought it from scan

  Devil Fish 22:39 11 Sep 2007

thank you for the suggestions so far will look into them

  Devil Fish 21:04 13 Sep 2007

thank you for your input i decided to go for a gigabyte board after chatting to one of the guys a work he has over clocked a couple and is willing to come round and give me a hand

thanks again

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