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I bought the 4g G.Skill RAM and a new 8800GT. All I need now is a board and a CPU I'm having a hard time finding a good Intel board that supports SLI...

Should I go Quad? Dual-core? I'm not sure I see lots of boards, but I figure I'd ask the community first. I want a board capable of OC'ing, and preferably a CPU which is also capable of it. Because whats the point in buying a more expensive proc if I can simply OC mine to that speed?

Thanks in advance all! I'd like to spend maybe a bit more than $350~ for both, I suppose it could go more, but I'll have to check it out.
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post #2 of 13
Depends on if your gaming or doing multipurpose things,my sig board is great for the price and I don't think you can go wrong with an q66 or q67.
 
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post #3 of 13
EVGA 750i FTW ;]

As for CPU well Q6600 if you want Quad and E8400-E8500 for dual core...
Higher overclocks with the dual cores but as someone said to me, you can add MHZ but not cores ;x
post #4 of 13
ALL Depends what you are going.

Go for E8500 for OC Gaming
Go for Quads (q6600 or Q9450) for multitasking, video rendering, etc...
    
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post #5 of 13
Motherboard
If you game go E8400, but if you game and do Media stuff Q6600 FTW then
    
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post #6 of 13
I went dual core , and am happy with it , havent gotten a chance to mess around with a quad core system similar to mine so im kinda biased heh. Had mine at 3.9 stable , ran awesome. current SLI board that was reccomended to me before I build , evga 750i FTW I beleive. Was 189 @ new egg.
post #7 of 13
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Ahh yeah, it will primarily be for gaming, but I;d like it to be future proof.... relatively.

That 750 FTW looks very good, but it is 190$, won't leave much room for the proc.
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by Pap3r View Post
Ahh yeah, it will primarily be for gaming, but I;d like it to be future proof.... relatively.

That 750 FTW looks very good, but it is 190$, won't leave much room for the proc.
just go Q6600 can't go wrong with it
    
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post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by A Russian :D View Post
just go Q6600 can't go wrong with it
Pretty much. These days games / Applications dont take advantage of all 4 Cores in the QUAD, but now these days they are developing it and its getting better. IMO yea get the Q6600
    
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post #10 of 13
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I'd love to use that DFI, russian, but it's not SLI.
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