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Which Chipset?

Johnny D

Established Member
What Chipset should I be looking for a reasonable gaming pc.
Should I look at Intel P35 or P45 or the nvidia range?
I'll be using Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 or Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 CPU ( Any rercomendations?) and this graphics card http://www.ebuyer.com/product/149370
Budget £60 max for the mobo.
Thanks in advance,
Johnny D
 

booyaka

Moderator
P45 hands down :smashin:

P35 is absolutely fine if your on a budget - gigabyte or asus are the main players for the motherboards.

If the budget allows then P45 if not P35 is just as good
 

Johnny D

Established Member
Thanks guys,
That's helped no end. I have a MSI 945 Neo 5 mobo in my PC, but will probably go for one of the gigabyte models. Obviously the budget is an issue tho.
Any recommendations?
Johnny D
 

booyaka

Moderator
got a P35C-DS3R myself and it's very stable and easy to overclock with.

Only slight downside is that it does suffer a bit from "vdroop" when overclocking but generally solid board.
 

Johnny D

Established Member
Thanks guys for the info,
Just out of interest, if I was to build pc for abit of everything, ie for the odd game playing, video editing, watching dvds and playing music etc; Are the p35 and p45 still the best choice or would you recommend any other chipsets. I suppose i'm looking for an "all rounder" mobo/chipset if there's such a thing
I'm definately going with the intel cpu chaps and onboard card. Is it worth splashing the cash on the Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66GHz or are there better alternative cpu's for the pc I want to build. My current pc has Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180 2.0GHz with an MSI NX 8400GS but i'm not that impressed all the time as it seems to struggle. It was my first attempt at a pc build tho. And it works! Maybe it needs abit of a tweek (overclocking is something i'm yet to try- it's abit scarey tho!)
Really appreciate the help guys,
Thanks in advance
Johnny D
Or are these mobos with onboard graphics a reasonable alternative
http://www.shop.bt.com/productview.aspx?quicklinx=57NM
http://www.shop.bt.com/productview.aspx?quicklinx=4QNY
Thanks
 
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