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If you already have the board it will do I guess, thought its not that good with quads. If you haven't gotten it yet then get a 780i board or a 790i if they're out yet. I would personally take a P35 board. As you are not in SLI..
     
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i would go for the Q6600, even though it clocks 100MHz slower, it will gain more in overclocking. It has a higher multi. They are harder to break. 8Mb L2 Cache as apposed to the 6Mb in the Q9300. (i think)
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I would not recommend a 750i board. They do not overclock quads well at all.

Read the reviews on the eVGA 750i FTW (that is what it is called), it is a monster OCer for quad cores, and is pulling off 470 FSB. What 780i cando that? People are actually selling off their 780i boards for this one!
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ORIGINAL: EVGATech_JacobF

Here are a list of the current EVGA 750i SLI FTW reviews. More will be added as they are updated!

Guru3D
http://www.guru3d.com/article/evga-n...he-win-review/

Motherboards.org:
http://www.motherboards.org/reviews/...ds/1766_1.html

XS Forums (Fr3ak):
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=183632

XS Forums (mascaras):
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=184096
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so is it a good bored or not?? one says yes one says no on guy says new technology's one says old XD im thinking the 750 is great for quad ocs with those reviews? i havnt bought it yet ...
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I still think P35/X38 is king for overclocking, but thats me.
     
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so is it a good bored or not?? one says yes one says no on guy says new technology's one says old XD im thinking the 750 is great for quad ocs with those reviews? i havnt bought it yet ...

It is a great board! While the 650i was lacking in overclocking quad cores, this isnt true for the 750i. It wasnt the chipset, but the GTL REF voltage being supplied in the motherboard's layout that was casuing the issue. But the 750i has been redesigned to fix the issue. People just assume the 750i is just a 650i with a PCIE 2.0 chip joined to it. While it technically is, it has also been redesigned with quad cores in mind (just like the 680i A1 was fom the original 6801 AR).


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I still think P35/X38 is king for overclocking, but thats me.
I agree with you from my own experience with 650i, 680i and 780i. My P35 and X38 boards have been running a lot better. But the 750i FTW is proving to be even better.


edit: BTW this board is dual x16 PCI-E. At their site, eVGA admits they had a typo in their manual stating with 2 cards in SLI it was x8 each. They said that is incorrect and that they are infact x16 each.
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is that good? the typo?
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is that good? the typo?
Yes, it means the cards run in SLI the same as the 780i and 790i. NVIDIA specified that it would only run at x8 in SLI, but eVGA enabled all the PCI-E lanes for a better board.

Here is some hard evidence on quad core OCing:

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450 FSB & Quad-Core



Intel Q6600@ 3.6Ghz (450x8)
4GB Gskill PQ @ DDR2-1000Mhz / 5-5-5-15 (Linked)
Vcore= 1.48v/1.49v
Vdim = 2.05v
SPP = 1.5v
Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit







CPU-Z






Vcore droped from 1.48v/1.49v Bios to 1.465v Windows Idle




Everest













Prime95 @ Small FFTs





Intel Q6600@ 3.6Ghz (450x8)
4GB Gskill PQ @ DDR2-900Mhz / 5-5-5-15 - Linked @ Sync (1:1)
Vcore = 1.48v/1.49v
Vdim = 2.0v
SPP = 1.5v
Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit








Vdroop is a little bit higher than with the Dual core , but here we also used Higher Vcore !

1.46v Windows Idle >> 1.41v Windows Full (running Prime95 Small FTTs )




Total Vcore Droop from Bios to Windows Full Load = ~ 0.06v/0.07v







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470 FSB & Quad-Core



Intel Q6600@ 3.29Ghz (470x7)
4GB Gskill PQ @ DDR2-940Mhz / 5-5-5-15 (Linked)
Vdim = 2.0v
vFSB = 1.35v
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Everest










Prime95 @ Small FFTs






Seems like the EVGA 750i motherboard also performs very well with Quad-core processors !!

470 FSB with Quad-core is really awesome!

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wow awsome ill buy it then
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You might here mention of issues with RAID and the SATA ports. This has been fixed with a recent bios update and new chipset drivers from eVGA. So if you are using RAID, I would get the updates.

BTW, did you decide on a CPU?
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