E6420 775 - Need a mb to go with it...

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I have a E6420 cpu and dont have a clue as to what MB to go with it.

I am planning on getting a 8800gts

2 gig of ddr2 (Unsure about that too)

Looking to spend between £60 and £90 maybe more if i sell some of my old bits.

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Edit do not get the C version it only supports 2x slots for ddr3.
I cant really mention prices here i'm afraid.
As for ram depends on how often you update your pc parts
if not updating all the time like me i'd get crucial ballistix pc 8500
as they will hold their value longer just look at the geil ultra etc price plummet.
Tend to sell on my board ram etc after about 6 months ish so i don't
lose out too much money.On a budget bang for buck i would pair that
6420 with basically what i have at the moment apart from me old soundcard.
Check your email.
 
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C64 said:
Edit do not get the C version it only supports 2x slots for ddr3.
I cant really mention prices here i'm afraid.
As for ram depends on how often you update your pc parts
if not updating all the time like me i'd get crucial ballistix pc 8500.
tend to sell on my board ram etc after about 6 months ish so i don't
lose out too much money.On a budget bang for buck i would pair that
6420 with basically what i have at the moment apart from me old soundcard.
Check your email.

But the other one does not support ddr3 at all? two slots would be fine for me. Anything else wrong about the C version?
 

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DDr3 is way off m8 over a year away before it will be beating ddr2.
And the non C does support ddr3.
And to be honest i have no idea why it states that the C version is only 2x ddr3 slots just know that it does and was alarmed by that.

Intel® P35 chipset also offer options for both DDR2 and DDR3 memory support, providing scalable options for users wanting to take advantage of higher memory performance with less power consumption to run next generation applications such as high-definition video and 3D visualization. Experience the advanced technology of DDR2 1066* memory, featuring faster speeds and higher data bandwidth, which delivers superior performance for the most demanding applications.

A quote from http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-088-GI&groupid=701&catid=5&subcat=
 
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I will be getting it next week personally but if i were you
i'd wait for more peoples opinions
i may be utterly wrong in thinking that is
the best board to get on that budget.
All comes down to how long you keep individual parts and upgrade
and want future proof.
When i get mine i wont keep it longer than a year.
My ds3 is fine only reason i'll sell and get the p35 is depreciation in resell
value.I'd rather sell now than sell for £20 in 6 months.
 
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If you can do without RAID & Firewire http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-129-AB&groupid=701&catid=5&subcat=913 or Gigabyte P35-S3 or DS3

C64 said:
DDr3 is way off m8 over a year away before it will be beating ddr2.
And the non C does support ddr3.
And to be honest i have no idea why it states that the C version is only 2x ddr3 slots just know that it does and was alarmed by that.
DDR2 & DDR3 have different slots & are physically incompatible.
In Gigabytes the P35T series are DDR3 only,the P35C have both DDR2 (x4) & DDR3(x2) slots & the P35 are DDR2 only.
 
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Intel® P35 chipset also offer options for both DDR2 and DDR3 memory support, providing scalable options for users wanting to take advantage of higher memory performance with less power consumption to run next generation applications such as high-definition video and 3D visualization. Experience the advanced technology of DDR2 1066* memory, featuring faster speeds and higher data bandwidth, which delivers superior performance for the most demanding applications.

Thats in the non C version on this very site a trifle misleading wouldn't you say
then.Certainly made me think it supported ddr3.
 
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The chipset supports both types of memory - but the board has to have the physical slots to accept it.
I don't know where OcUK lifted that from, possibly the Gigabyte overall range description.
 
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C64 said:
Intel® P35 chipset also offer options for both DDR2 and DDR3 memory support, providing scalable options for users wanting to take advantage of higher memory performance with less power consumption to run next generation applications such as high-definition video and 3D visualization. Experience the advanced technology of DDR2 1066* memory, featuring faster speeds and higher data bandwidth, which delivers superior performance for the most demanding applications.

Thats in the non C version on this very site a trifle misleading wouldn't you say
then.Certainly made me think it supported ddr3.

Yeah I read that too
 
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