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When the prices on the C2Ds drop this month I am going to be purchasing a Q6600, 2x1 gb of DDR2 800 ram, and a new motherboard obviously. Basically I want a quality motherboard which I can get a good overclock out of but I am certainly not willing to pay the premium top of the line motherboards demand. I would like to keep it under $150 for the motherboard unless you can give some pretty compelling reasoning why I should go higher. The quad will be on good air cooling.
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post #2 of 8
If your going to be staying with one video card I highly recomend the Gigabyte DS3. The older version (1.2 I believe...) is selling for under a $100 last time I saw it. Version 3.3 can use DDR3 memory though...but it costs a little more. I am looking for another MB as well and from my research I think the DDR3 thing isn't all that important right now
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post #3 of 8
Mother Boar's are pretty dangerous.

Motherboards on the other hand: I've used the DS3 and the P35 DS3P on my recently sold Q6600 and the P35 board was the winner. On the DS3 (965P) I couldn't Post beyond 3.2ghz. On the P35 I got to 3.6ghz on air (not stable).

P35 boards of all flavors between ASUS and Gigabyte are around 150.00 and totally worth the look-forward type of mindset. ASUS' P5k Deluxe is a nice board, yet pricey, which leads me to believe that the P5K "Vanilla" is going to be a hit.

The Gigabyte P35 DS3P has an extra slot that's uneeded, so I'd recommend the board right below that; It's cheaper, and offers similar benefits.

To sum it up, I'd actually recommend heading into P35 world for your next board to pair with your Quad-Core.
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post #4 of 8
I'm currently looking into a P35 as well. Found some good tech reviews on boards with that NB that OC'ed very well.

Though it looks like they are only crossfire capable...and I am kind of planning on going nVidia next and you never know. I may get a wild hair and decide to go SLI.
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4x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws bunch of 'em Blu-Ray For movies Windows 8.1 
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post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by Audi View Post
The Gigabyte P35 DS3P has an extra slot that's uneeded, so I'd recommend the board right below that; It's cheaper, and offers similar benefits.

To sum it up, I'd actually recommend heading into P35 world for your next board to pair with your Quad-Core.
I was thinking P35 as well. I have heard amazing things about them. Probably going to end up going with the P35 DS3R.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ern2428 View Post
this board have good reviews?
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by ern2428 View Post
That is the old revision board, it does not go well with Quads. Works great for Duals. The T1/A1 revision is the one you want for going Quad, and they are a bit pricier

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188012

I would personally go for the Asus P5K series, proven performance by members here in OC abilities

P5K Deluxe

P5K Vanilla
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