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Best overclocking motherboard for Q6700?

post #1 of 19
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I have a few restrictions:
  • BEST OVERCLOCKER
  • Socket LGA 775
  • DDR2
  • Must support 1066MHz RAM
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Support
  • At least 2 PCIe 2.0 x16 slots
  • ALL PCIe 2.0 x16 slots must run at x16 speed at ALL times (even if it is Crossfire with 2/3/4 GPUs)
  • Crossfire support
    
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post #2 of 19
The last qualification has limited you the x38 and x48 chipset boards which offer x16 x16 crossfire.
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post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by logo199 View Post
The last qualification has limited you the x38 and x48 chipset boards which offer x16 x16 crossfire.
How does this little mofo look?
    
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post #4 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by sadiq View Post
How does this little mofo look?
hilarious spelling error on your part, but if you looks at my sig rig, my hands on experience in modern hardware is a bit limited, I know what you need, but not specifics within the domain of x38 x48.
Lenovo t500
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post #5 of 19
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Quote:
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hilarious spelling error on your part, but if you looks at my sig rig, my hands on experience in modern hardware is a bit limited, I know what you need, but not specifics within the domain of x38 x48.
Oh, my bad. I didn't think it was very appropriate to say it correctly.
    
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post #6 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by sadiq View Post
Oh, my bad. I didn't think it was very appropriate to say it correctly.
uh... you said mofo, not mobo, didn't expect you to spell out motherboard.
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post #7 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by logo199 View Post
uh... you said mofo, not mobo, didn't expect you to spell out motherboard.
Oh... my bad. I meant to say motherf**ker not motherboard.
    
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160GB IDE + 160GB IDE/USB Enclosure Samsung SH-S183L DL DVD±RW Windows Vista Ultimate x64 2 x Dell 1704FPV 
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Logitech DiNovo Edge Antec TruePower Quattro 1000w Antec P182 Logitech MX Revolution 
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X3220 DFI Lanparty UT X48-T2R HD 4870 G.SKILL (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066MHz 
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160GB IDE + 160GB IDE/USB Enclosure Samsung SH-S183L DL DVD±RW Windows Vista Ultimate x64 2 x Dell 1704FPV 
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post #8 of 19
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Bump?
    
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Logitech DiNovo Edge Antec TruePower Quattro 1000w Antec P182 Logitech MX Revolution 
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X3220 DFI Lanparty UT X48-T2R HD 4870 G.SKILL (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066MHz 
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160GB IDE + 160GB IDE/USB Enclosure Samsung SH-S183L DL DVD±RW Windows Vista Ultimate x64 2 x Dell 1704FPV 
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post #9 of 19
I'm pretty interested in this myself. I'm back and forth between a Q6700 and Q9450, but I'd love to see input on this topic.

I think the Asus P5E might be a good option since you don't want DDR3. I can't exactly vouch for it myself, but I have read good reviews and Asus has a great track record.
post #10 of 19
I'm also very interested in this topic, so far it seems like the DFI DK P35 is the most popular among overclockers. so sadiq, i don't think u can go wrong with that.

But the problem is i can't get my hands on one of those. so what are other alternatives for a GOOD overclocking board?

And is it true that types of chipset/motherboards manufacturers are not that much of a bottleneck now when it comes to overclocking compared to the past? (say the D930 presler series)
    
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