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most future proof motherboard?

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I think I am currently going with an e6600, which current mobo will give me the best ability to upgrade and stay current?
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I would say the asus p5b Deluxe. The most awesome OC'er for your socket. However future proof....debatable, IMO i dont think you can future proof yourself with all the advancements in 2007.
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Future proof? The P5B Deluxe and P5W-DH Deluxe, both will support a Quad Core CPU.

GIGABYTE's P965 as well but it's sort of confusing how they say the Rev 2 will support a Quad Core but if I can recall, I've seen a guy using a GIGABYTE P965 Rev 1.1 with a Quad Core. So I don't know if that was a hoax or real.

But AFAIK, both ASUS are future proof for those CPUs. Except then at the end of 2007, I'm not sure because the 45nm CPUs may be here, so it may require a new SMP, just like what happened to the 955X.
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All the recommendations thus far are good. In order to be as future proof as possible though I would have to recommend a board with three Pci-e 16x slots in order to take advantage of potential future physics solutions from nVidia and ATi. I believe current mobos that have that feature are the newest badaxe, 590's, and 680i's.

I have a 680i and I can speak from experience that the QC issues are definitely formidable. As far as the 590 I've heard they won't OC worth crap which I assume you care about since this is OC.net. I'd go w/ the intel chipset if you can sacrifice SLI support (officially anyway).
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