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post #1 of 13
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Have the Asus P5N-E SLI board and have had NOT ONE issue with it, even after flashing BIOS up and down to tweak settings and see which is the best..

I have some gift money from last Christmas @ NewEgg so wondering..

New Q6600 for this board (sig rig)

-or-

New Mobo, possibly the 750i FTW or the DFI LT P35

Have been mulling this for more than a week or two so thought I would present the dilemma here

I have no other space for the ASUS board that would get replaced so I would have it lying around awaiting, yet another, upgrade to something else in the future..

Recommendations please and thanks!
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post #2 of 13
new mobo

Q6600 is becoming, I guess you can.... "outdated" to overclockers right now. My suggestion is to hold up on the CPU upgrade until something big comes out. Get a mobo now so you don't have to worry about the CPU upgrade later.
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post #3 of 13
I say new mobo...the P5N-E SLI is garbage at OCing Quads.

Go P35, I have had really good luck with mine.
    
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post #4 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bluedevil View Post
I say new mobo...the P5N-E SLI is garbage at OCing Quads.
Yea I've been reading up but it's been done, less some very big runs on time to get it stable..

OK so thus far new mobo which is the way I was leaning but as stated, wanted some more advice from others

Thanks so far for the opinions!
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post #5 of 13
I also agree with new motherboard. I've tried running a Q6600 on the P5N-E SLI myself.. No luck getting past 2.7 GHz stable no matter what I tried. So even if you do get a Q6600, you won't get past 3.0 GHz, if at all.
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post #6 of 13
Get a new motherboard... And get one of the X38's.
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post #7 of 13
Get the FTW and another 8800 You will be happy with it....

And get an evga vid card so you can step up in july if you so desire...

If a Q wont OC on ur board, no point in getting it..

And for an Outdated chip, sure are alot of ppl round here running it...
Guess were all behind the times
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post #8 of 13
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Yea.. Been comparing the 750i FTW and the DFI LT boards..

Question I hadn't thought of, tho I believe I already know...

I have currently an NVIDIA RAID0 Stripe running off this existing 650i board so if I went with the Intel chipset, while supporting RAID, any issues anyone could think of going from the nVidia to Intel RAID? I mean drivers, sure, but just the stripe itself would/could get corrupt?
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post #9 of 13
My experience with Intel Raid is very good, had no problems or what so ever.
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post #10 of 13
Id wait for DDR3 to get better and cheaper.Then make your big move.Though EVGA is having a sale on 750 for cheap.Is a returned board.It's in the deals section.
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