Originally Posted by killnine
Well, its not really a matter of "if" I am going to get a board, but "which board". I could get a "tide me over" board or "hardcore" board.
The issue with my current mobo is that it has NO bios features to overclock. So, despite me having a new PSU, a new case and nice water cooling, I still wouldn't be any better off.
So, I have been thinking about getting an RD600 board, the Gigabyte DS3 (or whatever) offering, a P5B or a P5W. I dont think ANY of these boards are particularly bad, I just want to make the best decision for the time being, ya know?
I gotcha dude I know..decisions, decisions. Well, if you wanna wait for the mobo too, have you thought about or tried software OC'ing for now? I hate to even recommend it to anyone, bios oc'ing is better, but it's an option if you can get it to work.
If you wanna go the tide-me-over way, ya a DS3 is an option. Pretty good little board, and while not as feature packed it OC's very well. Personally I hate to ever do that and buy "less than I want" stuff, unless I will have use for the hardware later. Like using the DS3 later to build my pops or mom a rig.
Personally I'd get something good now that can run the quad core. Maybe there will be better boards out in a few months, but mostly better crossfire/SLI stuff and such. Maybe other small enhancements I'm sure, but really I don't think they'll change that much by like April. A bit later bigger changes will occur, new chipsets and socket, things like that. But I don't think you'd be selling yourself short to have a QX6600, paired with a P5B-D or P5WDH (so you could crossfire another card like yours later) a few months from now. Still would be quite a monster rig I think.