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Ok im about to buy a Q6600 for $100 buy it now free shipping off of Ebay. I know near to nothing about the different LGA775 chipsets. So can you recommend me a motherboard? I will be using this water cooling kit.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11..._Kit_-HOT.html
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As a 775 user, I recommend forgetting about it and moving on. There's really weak SSD and TRIM support for a lot of 775 chipsets and it's a dead technology. You'll also be hard-pressed to find a motherboard with DDR3 in it. Just save the money and buy a cheap Sandy Bridge rig.

The Q6600 is also pretty weak in terms of OC'ability if I recall correct. I recommend picking up a high Q9XXX series, preferrably a Q9550 or Q9650. You could probably get a good deal here on OCN on one of the two. I'm got my Q9550 at 3.54GHz right now and that's not even pushed.

EDIT: That said, I'd probably recommend this one, but that's without checking eBay or anything for motherboards that may not be produced anymore. I like Gigabyte a lot, especially for the 775 socket, and this motherboard has DDR3 capability and a decent price tag. Most 775 motherboards, I've found, tend to be micro-ATX or mini-ITX these days as a lot of the 775 chips are going into HTPCs or small-form-factor builds.
Edited by CasanovaFly - 6/8/11 at 12:43pm
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Well I was going to wait for bulldozer but I need something better now Im Running a Athlon II x2 with 8gb of ram and two 4890's
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I think:

If you don't have much money, try to find a good P45 chipset (UD3P, UD3R, P5Q Pro Deluxe) OR if you plan to SLI, you can grab a 780i SLI motherboard for probably around 100 bucks or less.

The most you'll get (most likely) out of your Q6600 is 3.4/3.6GHz

If you already bought the Q6600 and don't want to go Sandybridge (the new i7's) that's your best bet.

Good luck,

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Well I was going to wait for bulldozer but I need something better now Im Running a Athlon II x2 with 8gb of ram and two 4890's
Just wait, then. Upgrade your GPU's, maybe? The ceiling on Q6600's isn't very high, and lots of games aren't really optimized for four cores. And even then, you won't be blowing them away with the cores of the Q6600.

If you've got the cash to burn, then go for it. If not, I'd wait. Well actually I'd go Sandy Bridge instead, but to each his own.
post #6 of 6
there is a cheaper Q6600 in the for sale section here.. $85 bucks I think....

But I say don't waste your money on a 775 cpu & board....
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