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If i remember correctly, 3.8 wasn't too hard to get on the Evga or Asus boards with a Q9650

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EVGA-nForce-790i-Ultra-SLI-Motherboard-Intel-Core-2-Quad-Q9450-4GB-TESTED-B270-/331064805828?pt=Motherboards&hash=item4d150009c4

heres one with a Q9450 and ram, but you could sell those off and make back some cash in the process, and end up with a killer 775 board thumb.gif
Edited by Hawk8808 - 11/29/13 at 12:27am
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That's good, I had gotten my q9650 up to 3.4GHz on my previous board (biostar p43-a7) by setting my ddr2 down from 800 to 666 and going up. Was stable and quick, I didn't do anything else because I was too nervous about ruining the board or causing problems. Considering that it's a biostar (they have some good boards, some not so good). I lucked out. It still works perfectly too, I just want a new board for my 8gb of DDR3. If I have to then I will go back to that board.
     
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Originally Posted by Hawk8808 View Post

If i remember correctly, 3.8 wasn't too hard to get on the Evga or Asus boards with a Q9650

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EVGA-nForce-790i-Ultra-SLI-Motherboard-Intel-Core-2-Quad-Q9450-4GB-TESTED-B270-/331064805828?pt=Motherboards&hash=item4d150009c4

heres one with a Q9450 and ram, but you could sell those off and make back some cash in the process, and end up with a killer 775 board thumb.gif

Love that board, however it is actually quite out of my price range. I am looking around the 100-110 mark, but I can likely go to the 150 at the absolute most. That board seems to be around the 250 mark unless I want to buy it used (which I have trust issues with for the obvious reasons). Found one that seems to be good (guy doesn't need it anymore as he apparently has upgraded), and can bid on it, however it has almost 6 days left and 3 currently active bidders. Thank you for the awesome suggestion though biggrin.gif

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No problem!!! smile.gif Let us know how the search goes.
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No problem!!! smile.gif Let us know how the search goes.

Will do. I have it down to 2 choices and trying to decide between the 2 and honestly the gigabyte board is winning out on both price, specs, and most recent support/updates of the board (all Asus support ended late 2009 and Gigabyte's support ended late 2012), but i can't find much info on it other than the specs. The two boards are:

Gigabyte: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3111#ov

or

Asus: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5K3_DeluxeWiFiAP/#overview


Gigibyte has native DDR3 1333MHz (1600MHz OC), ASUS's board only has 1066MHz native (1333MHz OC), Gigabyte supports up to 16GB memory and ASUS only supports 8GB total, and Gigabyte's board is a decent bit cheaper. Asus has only A few other minor things as well. Asus however has more PCI-E slots (although I only have one card so that doesn't really matter to me), but overall it would seem that Gigabyte is the better board. Quite a few of the specs are in the same range, but the ones that are different has Gigabyte being higher. What do you think?

If anyone can give me some details of the gigabyte board (on terms of how good it is or if it's not so good) since I can't find much with google and haven't found too much detail in the forums here, I would greatly appreciate it.

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**Edited to add the support ending dates**
Edited by DragonWrath - 11/29/13 at 1:31am
     
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post #16 of 18
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Man, you are lucky I saw this post.

Here's how motherboards go for the S775 in terms of performance:

X48>X38>P45>P35>G43

So, look for an X48 board first. If you can't find one get an X38 if not a P45.

P35 is way too old and underperforms, and G43 was the budget option and comes with an FSB wall.

Imo, best thing you could do is sell off everything at e-bay and jump to the 1150 socket. QX9650@4GHz is very good don't get me wrong, but S775 is getting too dated so best if you could sell them now while you still can at good prices. I sold my high-end P35 mobo for just 42 euro. Nobody buys P35 crap any more.

Q9650: Around 170 euro @ E-bay.de
Your mobo: 40 euro
Your memory: 70-90 euro
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280-300 euro

WIth that kind of money you can buy an i5-4670K and a 1150 motherboard and you can spend an additional 56-60 for newer DDR3 memory.
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EDIT: I recommend ASUS S775 motherboards. S775 Gigabyte BIOS sucks, and you will probably overclock less.

Here's what my QX9650 can do:

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7407348

That is the upper limit of the tech, and to get there you need superior cooling, an high-end ASUS motherboard, and high quality memory.

If you insist, I recommend:

1. ASUS Rampage Extreme X48
2. ASUS Maximus Extreme X38
3. ASUS P5E3 X38
4. ASUS P5Q3 Deluxe P45
Edited by Arxontas - 11/29/13 at 12:05pm
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post #17 of 18
the asus board would probably overclock better sense it has vrm cooling both boards max are 1333mhz ram 1600mhz is overclock its listed under the overview not under the specs on gigabytes website iv seen people with the asus board run more then 8gigs before but second pcie slot is only 4x anyways so the gigabyte board maybe a better option

if your max budget at most is $150 and you live near a microcenter you can get an amd cpu and motherboard for around that much
Edited by ozlay - 11/29/13 at 12:41pm
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post #18 of 18
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Thank you all for your help. I did some research into lga1150 and lga1155 socket boards and CPUs and have found that it would just be far better to wait a bit and save the money I would have spent on a board that would have been extremely hard to replace in a year or 2 and instead save that money to upgrade to a far better CPU and system instead. Thank you all anyway for your help, i do appreciate it very much. (Looking at an lga1150 socket i5 4670k 3.4GHz processor or a lga1155 i7 3770 @3.4GHz, if I can get a little more than needed for the i7 then I'm going with the lga1150 4770k @3.5GHz)

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