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Best motherboard for 3870x2

post #1 of 44
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Was wondering whats the best mobo to run this card? I want the ability in the future to run crossfire if I chose to. Thanks a lot!!
    
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Q6600 G0 DFI LANPARTY DK P35 EVGA 8800GTS 512MB (G92) Crucial Ballistix 4GB(2 x 2GB) 
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SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 750GB Vista Ultimate 64 Bit Samsung 906BW 19" PC P & C Silencer 750Watt 
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SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 750GB Vista Ultimate 64 Bit Samsung 906BW 19" PC P & C Silencer 750Watt 
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Cooler Master 590 
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post #2 of 44
Any x38 board, pci/e 2.0 and 2x16 lanes with true x16 speed for crossfire.
    
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Q6600 GO@3ghz P5E3 Deluxe X38 Sapphire HD2900XT Gskill 2x1gb, 1gb single channel DDR3/1333 
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Seagate 7200.11 500gb 32mb cache Pioneer DVD±R Burner XP pro 32bit/Vista Premium sp1 64bit/Ubuntu 8.04 Sceptre 20.1" Widescreen LCD 
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some Kingwin USB model Hiper 580w Black Modular Thermaltake Bach VX w/window 92mm fan Logitech G3 
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$2.99 Big Lots special 
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Q6600 GO@3ghz P5E3 Deluxe X38 Sapphire HD2900XT Gskill 2x1gb, 1gb single channel DDR3/1333 
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Seagate 7200.11 500gb 32mb cache Pioneer DVD±R Burner XP pro 32bit/Vista Premium sp1 64bit/Ubuntu 8.04 Sceptre 20.1" Widescreen LCD 
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some Kingwin USB model Hiper 580w Black Modular Thermaltake Bach VX w/window 92mm fan Logitech G3 
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post #3 of 44
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Any suggestions?
    
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Q6600 G0 DFI LANPARTY DK P35 EVGA 8800GTS 512MB (G92) Crucial Ballistix 4GB(2 x 2GB) 
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SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 750GB Vista Ultimate 64 Bit Samsung 906BW 19" PC P & C Silencer 750Watt 
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Cooler Master 590 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 DFI LANPARTY DK P35 EVGA 8800GTS 512MB (G92) Crucial Ballistix 4GB(2 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 750GB Vista Ultimate 64 Bit Samsung 906BW 19" PC P & C Silencer 750Watt 
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Cooler Master 590 
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post #4 of 44
Gigabyte X38 DQ6
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Intel i7 920 @ 3.8Ghz 200x19 1.275v Gigabyte X58 Extreme 2x Gecube 4870 512Mb CrossFire 12GB Gskill DDR3 1600Mhz 
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2x500GB Seagate 7200.11 Raid0 + 13.2TB's Sony DVD Drive Windows 7 x64 1xViewSonic 26" 2xViewsonic VX 22" 
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Logitech G15 Corsair HX 620W Thermaltake Kandalf LCS + MCR320 and MCP655 Logitech G5 
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Intel i7 920 @ 3.8Ghz 200x19 1.275v Gigabyte X58 Extreme 2x Gecube 4870 512Mb CrossFire 12GB Gskill DDR3 1600Mhz 
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2x500GB Seagate 7200.11 Raid0 + 13.2TB's Sony DVD Drive Windows 7 x64 1xViewSonic 26" 2xViewsonic VX 22" 
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Logitech G15 Corsair HX 620W Thermaltake Kandalf LCS + MCR320 and MCP655 Logitech G5 
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post #5 of 44
Thread Starter 
Seems like a nice mobo, but its a little pricey.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 DFI LANPARTY DK P35 EVGA 8800GTS 512MB (G92) Crucial Ballistix 4GB(2 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 750GB Vista Ultimate 64 Bit Samsung 906BW 19" PC P & C Silencer 750Watt 
Case
Cooler Master 590 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 DFI LANPARTY DK P35 EVGA 8800GTS 512MB (G92) Crucial Ballistix 4GB(2 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 750GB Vista Ultimate 64 Bit Samsung 906BW 19" PC P & C Silencer 750Watt 
Case
Cooler Master 590 
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post #6 of 44
Thread Starter 
does the p35 run crossfire?? And is the x38 > 935?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 DFI LANPARTY DK P35 EVGA 8800GTS 512MB (G92) Crucial Ballistix 4GB(2 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 750GB Vista Ultimate 64 Bit Samsung 906BW 19" PC P & C Silencer 750Watt 
Case
Cooler Master 590 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 DFI LANPARTY DK P35 EVGA 8800GTS 512MB (G92) Crucial Ballistix 4GB(2 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 750GB Vista Ultimate 64 Bit Samsung 906BW 19" PC P & C Silencer 750Watt 
Case
Cooler Master 590 
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post #7 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by bshan87 View Post
does the p35 run crossfire?? And is the x38 > 935?
P35 runs CF but not 16x 16x.

X38 is currently the best chipset Intel is offering.
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I7 5820K MSI X99S Gaming 7 ASUS R9 280X TOP Crossfire X ASUS R9 280X TOP Crossfire X 
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Crucial DDR4 2133MHz 8GB (2x4GB) Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB HP DVD630 Ubuntu 
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2x Philips Brilliance 220CW Microsoft Wireless Desktop Elite Keyboard Fractal Design Newton R3, 800W 80+ Platinum Corsair 900D 
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I7 5820K MSI X99S Gaming 7 ASUS R9 280X TOP Crossfire X ASUS R9 280X TOP Crossfire X 
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Crucial DDR4 2133MHz 8GB (2x4GB) Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB HP DVD630 Ubuntu 
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2x Philips Brilliance 220CW Microsoft Wireless Desktop Elite Keyboard Fractal Design Newton R3, 800W 80+ Platinum Corsair 900D 
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post #8 of 44
Thread Starter 
Any board that you recommend?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 DFI LANPARTY DK P35 EVGA 8800GTS 512MB (G92) Crucial Ballistix 4GB(2 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 750GB Vista Ultimate 64 Bit Samsung 906BW 19" PC P & C Silencer 750Watt 
Case
Cooler Master 590 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 DFI LANPARTY DK P35 EVGA 8800GTS 512MB (G92) Crucial Ballistix 4GB(2 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 750GB Vista Ultimate 64 Bit Samsung 906BW 19" PC P & C Silencer 750Watt 
Case
Cooler Master 590 
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post #9 of 44
P35 is limited to 16X/4X when running crossfire. the P5E is a asus X38 based mobo and the maximus formula is the higher end board off which the P5E is based just with some of the bling removed
post #10 of 44
That gigabyte is probably your best buy.
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Q6600 G0 @ 3.4ghz, 1.39v DFI LP UT P35-T2R XFX 6970 4gb G.Skill PC8000, 2gb G.Skill PC8500 
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OCZ Vertex 2 60gb, WD Black 1tb, Samsung F1 1tb Windows 7 x64 Samsung 206bw Razer Tarantula 
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Q6600 G0 @ 3.4ghz, 1.39v DFI LP UT P35-T2R XFX 6970 4gb G.Skill PC8000, 2gb G.Skill PC8500 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ Vertex 2 60gb, WD Black 1tb, Samsung F1 1tb Windows 7 x64 Samsung 206bw Razer Tarantula 
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