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Motherboard for gaming pc

Johnny D

Active Member
Hi All,
I recently built my first pc and now a friend has asked me to build him one ( he's brave!)
His budget is £400 max including monitor and he wants to be able to play the latest games and edit music etc.
I know it's a tough ask on the budget but these are the components i've selected so far
CPU Intel core 2 duo 6550 (oem) and a 19 inch monitor. I'm now left with £250.
I'm looking for a mobo to go with either of these graphic cards and wondered if you can advise me please
http://www.ebuyer.com:80/product/149370
http://www.eclipsecomputers.com/product.aspx?code=GC-XN95GT512&af=50
Looking to spend around £50 on the board.
I've sorted a case, HDD, optical drives, cooling, keyboard etc,
These don't seem too bad
http://www.tekcomputersuk.com/asrock-skt775-p43twins1600-1600fsb-motherboard-p-105411960.html
http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductID=833276&source=froogle
Or is there some better ones. Advice on the memory to use would also be appreciated (DDR2 is my preferred chice because of the budget).
Thanks in advance,
Johnny D
 

booyaka

Moderator
most of the stuff you linked to is either out of stock or overdue by months.
 

Johnny D

Active Member
Thanks for the input chaps.
I started another post on the grahics card forum that also relates to this. I've nearly solved the issues
Feel free to peruse.
Thanks again,
Johnny D
 

jrwagh333

Active Member
To be honest if he wants to play the LATEST games, i dont think that graphics card will cut it. You need to look at a ATI 4850. or if you want to go Nvidia a 9800 GTX+

The ATI is cheaper & faster.
Also make sure the Motherboard you get has a "PCI-express 2.0 x16" bus lane
 

CP-PC

Active Member
i would go for the 8800gt on your mates budget. its quite a strong card, and if your playing on a 19inch monitor then the 8800gt should be fine.
 

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