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Hey,

After some deciding I have chosen to switch to Intel. I haven't had an Intel Processor Since my Pentium 120Mhz So needless to say, I have no clue of what's hot and what's not.

The current Intel socket is still the 775? Right?

I am looking to build the following:

Quad Core
Up-to-Date mobo with SLI
Room to grow

Again, sorry for being vauge....but it's been about 13 years
    
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Originally Posted by keith27 View Post
Hey,

After some deciding I have chosen to switch to Intel. I haven't had an Intel Processor Since my Pentium 120Mhz So needless to say, I have no clue of what's hot and what's not.

The current Intel socket is still the 775? Right?

I am looking to build the following:

Quad Core
Up-to-Date mobo with SLI
Room to grow

Again, sorry for being vauge....but it's been about 13 years
Yes, socket 775. I would be looking at either a q6600 or q6700 if you're going quad or maybe an e8400 for dualcore. Good luck.

EDIT: Nahalem will be a new socket.
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yep 775

If ya want a good one I recommend q6600
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For the mobo, the 'evga 750i FTW' would be my recommendation. Also I would go for the q6700, the latest q6600 batches don't seem too great for overclocking.
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Ooooh that evga does look nice

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the evga board is very nice indeed i'm looking into that for my next board as well for quad core i'd agree with a q6600 have seem them overclocked pretty high and good benchmarking scores.
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Go with an X38 board, its crossfire [X16 X16]

DFI DK X38 T2R
Q6700
2GB G.Skill PC8500
ATI 3870X2 or hang on and get a 4870X2

    
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For the mobo, the 'evga 750i FTW' would be my recommendation. Also I would go for the q6700, the latest q6600 batches don't seem too great for overclocking.
x2 I also recommend the EVGA 750i board if you want SLI.
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Easy, Q6700 and 750i FTW.
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