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post #1 of 6
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I was thinking of ordering this:

I want a quad and a new mobo hence why im asking.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...00#detailspecs

My current gpu will be compatible with the mobo right from what I read

Is there anything better than this around the same price is the mobo isn't that great?

Btw I can order in canadian money.
post #2 of 6
Im not quite sure on the exchange rate but if you do go for it just know your wont be able to overclock with that board.

And yes if that card is pci-e which i believe it is, it will work with that board.
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They just had the Q6600 with an XFX motherboard for $499 U.S. I guess that deal is over and now they have an Intel. Too bad. That Q6600 will be $266 in a few days, so I'd wait till the end of the month to buy an Intel CPU.
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He can to OC that mobo. That is intel's "bad axe." I dont know what the KR stand for at the end, but here is something I found with the search.

quote from wowza--
Intel Bad Axe 2 (D975XBX2)
The Highs-
• Board Layout
• BIOS options (2.8v vdimm!)
• Near 500FSB performance
• Northbridge Chipset cooling
• 3x PCI-E slots (16x/4x or 8x/8x/4x)
• Ease of setup/install

The Lows-
• Price!
• Marvell Secondary RAID Controller
• No PCI-E 1x slots

Thoughts- Intel Bad Axe 2 is probably the most looked over board on the market today. The timing, and release price (of 329 dollars) was very bad on Intel's marketing part to put their performance board in the overclocker's hands. But, the board's stunning FSB performance puts this board near the top of the charts. Intel and overclocking has had a bad rep in socket 478 lifetime, but this board is a new era of Intel overclocking. It's loaded with plenty of BIOS features including 2.8v of vdimm (tops of any current motherboard). The BIOS can be updated through bootable ISO CD's which makes BIOS updates a breeze. The board layout is also very good, with side connectors for your IDE and FDD ports. The motherboard uses Intel's ICH7-R for RAID support up to 4 drives, so the secondary RAID controller (Marvell) shouldn't be an issue for most people. Overall, the 200+ dollar price tag makes up for the features and performance you get with this board.


I did notice that the board you looking at does have 2x pci-1x slots, contrary to what it says above. Maybe thats what the KR stands for.

PS- yes it will work with your GPU as long as it is PCI-e
    
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Well I do wan't the quad but I also need a new mobo, particularly one that's good with gaming.
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Ha well that just goes to show my ignorance redwolf. I see intel on a motherboard and assume it doesn't OC.
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