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Hello all

I know this must of been posted many times before, but i was woundering what is the best overclocking mobo for a Q6600
  1. Prefferably sli as i am looking to add another ultra I might get cheep from a friend (Although heard DFI Lanparty DFI P35 Dark is a great board, If i could find it in the UK)
  2. Price doesn't matter as long as i can get it in the uk

Reason for this is I have got a Asus Striker Extreme and a B3 Q6600 and i cannot get a 100% stable overclock over 3ghz, it boots at 3.3ghz but bsod when running a cpu intensive program or Crysis. So going to sell then to a guy I know I hope

New shopping list

Q6600 G0

Mobo ?

Possible ideas

EVGA nForce 780i SLI nForce 780i (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
Asus Striker II Formula nForce 780i (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
EVGA nForce 790i Ultra SLi (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard

Any other suggestions welcome

EDIT: Future upgradeability to 9 Series and 45nm would be preferable although if its a cheap board £125ish it dosen't matter
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post #2 of 11
well here's the deal. 780i has been pretty strong so far. It catches a bad wrap from people (cuz of the issues with all the 680i's). Yes, you could possibly get a bad board, be it asus or evga, xfx etc. I have a evga 780i and it's been working like a champ. Great overclocking board and has had no bumps along the way. Asus striker is a good board too, so it's really all on preference. Either way, the xfx, the evga etc. are same boards different names. Asus is the only one really different. 790i is pretty much out of the question unless you have some crazy loot sitting around. DDR3 is expensive but it's all on you.
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post #3 of 11
I heard the eVga-122-CK-nf68-A1 was good with Quads, and so I've ordered one.
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I wouldn't recommend that 680i I had one, and another, and another. Problems with the mosfets, and the NB's. My NB went out twice, and to hold the NB down to get my pc to boot. My pop's computer you have to let sit there until it shuts it'self down and then it'll boot. I would choose the 780i over the 680i any day of the week
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I money's not an issue, go for the striker II extreme 790i ultra

otherwise, get "EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1" seems to be the best 780i board

and 680i's dont OC Q6600's that well, 3.0 to 3.2 is what ive read, havent seen any posts with a 680i board and a Q at higher clocks...
But you do have a B3, so I dont know what you can expect for more tha 3.15.... 62c max load temps are usually reched by that time, if you lap it and have good cooling and case airflow you may get 3.2-3.3 but thats about it

If your into gaming tho, and on a budget, a Q6600 @ 3.15 and 2 Ultras will do fine....
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 10acjed View Post
I money's not an issue, go for the striker II extreme 790i ultra

otherwise, get "EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1" seems to be the best 780i board

and 680i's dont OC Q6600's that well, 3.0 to 3.2 is what ive read, havent seen any posts with a 680i board and a Q at higher clocks...
But you do have a B3, so I dont know what you can expect for more tha 3.15.... 62c max load temps are usually reched by that time, if you lap it and have good cooling and case airflow you may get 3.2-3.3 but thats about it

If your into gaming tho, and on a budget, a Q6600 @ 3.15 and 2 Ultras will do fine....
The 790i boards are for ddr3, and Striker's are troublesome and overpriced boards.
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by tehpwnerofn00bs View Post
The 790i boards are for ddr3, and Striker's are troublesome and overpriced boards.
Yep, as he mentioned in his initial post........

Along with the fact that he has a striker now...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamster325 View Post
Possible ideas

EVGA nForce 780i SLI nForce 780i (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
Asus Striker II Formula nForce 780i (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
EVGA nForce 790i Ultra SLi (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard

Any other suggestions welcome

EDIT: Future upgradeability to 9 Series and 45nm would be preferable although if its a cheap board £125ish it dosen't matter
Striker II seems like a good future board..

But


I never had a striker II 790i. I was just giving my opinion on which boards I would look into if in his situation...
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post #8 of 11
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Hi all, thanks for the quick replys i think that the EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 is probable my best bet. Like i said i will be selling the B3 q6600 and getting a G0 one, so with this and the new board i can at last hopefully get 3.4 - 3.6. Aslong as the board above can do it i will be happy.

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post #9 of 11
You will do just fine with a 780i. DDR3 is way overpriced for the performance gains anyway.
    
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post #10 of 11
With any NVIDIA board, stick with reference boards (eVGA, XFX, BFG).

Strikers are terrible.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamster325 View Post

EVGA nForce 780i SLI nForce 780i (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
Asus Striker II Formula nForce 780i (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
EVGA nForce 790i Ultra SLi (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard

A
Get either one I highlighted.
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