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New build, Q6600 help choose mobo and memory, virtualization games & slight OC on air

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My new system is going to be used for gaming and for server like duties using Microsoft's new Hyper-V virtualization.


I have noticed that most newer motherboards have a feature that you can enable usually noted as "Virtualization Technology" or "Enable Virtualization"


This is a must on my motherboard decision. If you own one of these motherboards I would like please let me know if this feature is in your bios.

It would also be nice to have raid capabilities too so I have narrowed the field down to four boards.

My price point for the board is about $140. The chipset will be the P35 and like stated in my title the processor is the Q6600 (G0 stepping)

ABIT IP35 Pro

DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS

GIGABYTE GA-EP35C-DS3R

ASUS P5K-E

Overall the one major difference I see is the ABIT board has dual lan connections. If anyone who uses virtualization at the moment has any input on having a single LAN vs having a dual LAN let me know. I don't have specifics on what sort of items I will be doing in my use of virtualization but I would like to not limit myself. If having dual LAN connections opens up a whole new world for me that would be great. It is not 100% mission critical as if I really wanted to I could throw another network card in to the computer.

I plan on using air cooling and want a combination of overclocking, stability, and quiet operation. (talk about almost polar opposites!)

So say around 3 GHz or so.

That takes me to my next part any suggestions on air coolers? Seems like most people recommend the Thermalright Ultra-120 or the ZALMAN CNPS9700. Please post your thoughts given what I would like out of the system. (Also if you can recommend a good fan for the Ultra-120 I would appreciate it quiet+good cooling)




Ah now the memory. I am looking for some good OCing memory seems like the best have Micron D9 IC's in them.

I have read many of the 4X1GB vs 2X2GB threads as I plan on getting 4GB of memory in one of the two combinations. Seems that overall the 4x1GB has better overclocking as long as all 4 sticks want to play along. I mean it makes sense more sticks the better chance things won't work out.

Any one familiar with Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800

Does that use the Micron D9 ICs?

I like the eye candy and the cas latency of 4.

Note in this case I would be looking to get 2 sets (4X1GB)

If there is a better choice let me know.





I appreciate any input, oh and even though I have only this post I have read this forum for a while and love the information available here! I have spent the last five years on ExtremeOverclocking.com but will the large amount of info available here I was ready for a change. Look forward to more post by me in the future.



Thanks in advance!
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go with the GIGABYTE GA-EP35C-DS3R gigabyte is a solid brand specially with use of a quad core

for the cooler i would recommend http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106069 i have the red orb version which is basically the tame thing and i know i dont have a quad but it keeps my E2140@3.00ghz idle at 20 22c

for the ram the crucial there would be good choice or shall i recommend http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098

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I've heard good things about both the DFI board and the Abit board, but I have no input whatsoever on the other more complicated thing my brain can't remember what it is and i'm too lazy to go back and look...the server thing i think.

As far as coolers go...for the price of that thermaltake the guy above me suggested i'd just go with the Tuniq tower...it's a couple bucks more and highly highly regarded on these forums from what i've picked up over the past week and a half.

As far as ram goes, i've heard nothing but esteem for G.Skill. I'm going with DDR2 PC 8000 personally. The G.Skill PQ version 1000mhz.
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if you're doing virtualisation and all that, i think the Q9300 might suit you well - it has SSE 4.1 which is supposed to improve such...
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Thanks for the input guys. I have decided to make a change and go for 8GB of ram and not 4GB so 4x1GB is now out of the question. I really didn't see it as a smart idea to limit myself to 4GB especially running virtualization.
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How about some more input folks?
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If you want to know what sticks have what IC's....... refer to www.ramlist.ath.cx, which is not up and running right now. In the meantime, here's a short list of RAM with Micron d9gmh IC's.........

OH, and my mobo also has a virtualization option.
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wow what good priced pcie2.0 slot boards for intel are there?
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