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Suggestions wanted for best Q6600 friendly X38 MB?

Looking for high OC machine where graphics are unimportant.
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I love the Maximus Formula.
Lots of info around on it and a very mature BIOS.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136045

Great mobo at a great price. If I'm not mistaken the DFI board has a vast amount of voltage features to get the most stable overclock, great GTL Reference voltage to power the Quad..

Then you have it's big brother, with a few more features like Dual Gigabit LAN

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136042
Edited by Criswell - 5/22/08 at 3:51pm
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Loving mine.
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post #5 of 28
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Remember, she lives in the UK.

I would also go for the DFI Lanparty DK.
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post #6 of 28
Gigabyte X38-DS4 is a good x38 basic board. Also, Asus P5E is another good board.
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Originally Posted by dM@n View Post
Remember, she lives in the UK.

I would also go for the DFI Lanparty DK.
Woops, I didn't read who asked the question
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post #8 of 28
If benchmarking and high clocks matter, than the Maximus formula would fit the bill nicely.

Also, flashing the bios to x48 Rampage opens up so you have about 15 memory options, plus tRD.
    
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post #9 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by linskingdom View Post
Gigabyte X38-DS4 is a good x38 basic board. Also, Asus P5E is another good board.
Lol, Linskingdon, this is Cog we're talking about. I don't think I ever really remember her going "basic".

If she is going top-of-the-shelf, she'll be happy with either the DFI or the Maximus (if she has the patience for the o/v and droop).
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post #10 of 28
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Thanks all ,I have some reading to do.

Board with Q6 needs to do at least 3.6+

I already have a couple of £30 gigabyte mATX boards that can run quads at 3.4ghz so to pay more it must be decent.
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