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I plan on purchasing the Q9450 when it's released and I need to upgrade my mobo to use it. I know that with the 8x multi I'll need a high fsb to achieve a nice overclock. So I'm trying to find a mobo that can do that. I don't plan on using sli or crossfire, I just want a fast quad for folding/gaming.

I heard that the Gigabyte X38 DQ6 overclocks quads well, anyone have any experience with this? Do you think this board is ok? Any other suggestions?

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the DFI DK boards are godly i have the p35 version but there is also a X38 one
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the DFI DK boards are godly i have the p35 version but there is also a X38 one
QFT... get a DFI, its worth it
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Go with either a DFI, or if you can find one, A Foxconn MARS. Dawgdoc got 542 fsb on his with a q6600 I believe.
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The DFI DK boards do look pretty good (and cheaper, yay) but should I go with the X38 instead of the P35? Is there a big difference between them (overclocking wise)? The X38 has two PCIe 2.0 lanes, but is there really difference between 2.0 and 1.1?
    
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if you plan on getting another GT, go 780 or 790
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Can't go wrong with Gigabyte X38-DQ6. Also, DFI LP UT/LT X38 is another good option. Depending on how long you keep it, P35 is fine if you upgrade quite often. P35 is a very mature OC chipset. X38 is a rev of P35 with official support 1333 (we oc our board above it everyday) and 2x full pcie 2.0.
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The DFI DK boards do look pretty good (and cheaper, yay) but should I go with the X38 instead of the P35? Is there a big difference between them (overclocking wise)? The X38 has two PCIe 2.0 lanes, but is there really difference between 2.0 and 1.1?
there is no difference in ocing ability between them the only differnce would be if you wanted to run crossfire then i would reccomend the X38 but for a single card i would save the money and take the P35
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Go with either a DFI, or if you can find one, A Foxconn MARS. Dawgdoc got 542 fsb on his with a q6600 I believe.
I second the Foxconn Mars.
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I'm liking the DFI Lanparty DK X38, I think I'll go with that. Thanks!
    
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