“ Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 - Motherboard - ATX - LGA775 Socket - P35 - Gigabit Ethernet - HD Audio (8-channel) „
I myself use this motherboard and its very good for its price (£30-£40) and i use it with a 4850 ATi GFX card and a Q6600 Quad core processor overclocked to 3.2GHz.
Now this is pretty much your bog standard LGA DDR2 Mobo with Dual and quad core support and i reckon that with anyone starting out with making their own machine that this is very good entry level item, It is small but it is also cramped as i had problems fitting my artic cooling pro 7 onto it but also getting one of the power cables in (4pin) due to it being right next to the processor, but after a bit of effort and care it fits and works perfectly
Now this is motherboard has a FSB of 1333 which is all you need currently as any more and you will be using DDR3 ram which at the moment is way too exspensive and unnessacary,
This mobo is great for current technology as its all that you need to play all modern games, Just be warned that this type of motherboard will soon be obsolete with intels Nehalem cores already arriving (able to be usefull with DDR3) and DDR3 prices dropping rapidly you will soon need an upgrade But it is a great mobo for its price and i would reccomend it for anyone in a tight cash situation
The GA-P35-DS3 is GIGABYTE high performance platform based on the killer combination of the Intel P35 chipset plus support for the latest multi-core processors up to FSB 1333MHz, including the upcoming 45nm platform. The GA-P35-DS3 is also part of the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 2 Series of motherboards, featuring top quality electronic components which provide optimized power savings, ultra cooling and extended system durability.
|Product Description:||Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 - motherboard - ATX - LGA775 Socket - P35|
|Product Type:||Motherboard - ATX|
|Chipset Type:||Intel P35 Express / Intel ICH9|
|Processor Socket:||1 x LGA775 Socket|
|Compatible Processors:||Pentium 4, Pentium 4 Extreme Edition, Pentium Extreme Edition, Pentium D, Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Quad|
|Max RAM Size:||8 GB|
|Storage Ports:||1 x ATA|
|USB Ports Configuration:||12 x USB|
|Audio:||HD Audio (8-channel)|
|Microsoft Certification:||Certified for Windows Vista|