Which mobo?

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by VD1, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. VD1

    VD1 Active Member

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    I am getting ready to upgrade and need advice on what motherboard to get. I am looking at either the Q6600 or the E6850. I do prefer ASUS, but there are so many brands to choose from. Any suggestions?
     
  2. surrealX

    surrealX Ancient Guru

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    Are you going to overclock? If you are then a P35 would OC that Q6600 very nicely to 3GHz without any voltage change. Get a E6850 if you're not overclocking. Asus P5K Deluxe You could always go with a very nice Gigabyte P35. They have solid boards. Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R that is a very nice board. Check this thread about the P35-DS3R
     
  3. VD1

    VD1 Active Member

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    Yes, I do plan on overclocking. I am leaning towards the Q6600 due to it's overclocking headroom. Are the Intel ASUS boards OC friendly?
     
  4. Insane64

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    Don't buy ASUS. They have wonderful mainboards in the high end segment, but on the mainstream they don't need much attention in my opinion. I saw lots of Asus mainboards go into repairs. Asus is not what it has been, it's sad but true.

    Gigabyte P35 DS3R is a wonderful board, cheap like hell and you can reach really high FSB speeds. I suggest buying it. You won't regret it.

    Don't buy the quad yet. Just wait a few more weeks so that the Penryn processors arrive. Kentsfield is a monster but Yorkfield is a monster killer. :)
     

  5. VD1

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    Thanks for the reply's guys. I have a friend who tells me the same thing about ASUS. I will look into the Gigabyte boards and see what they have to offer. So i'm better off going with the E6850 then?
     
  6. Insane64

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    No, if you plan on buying a LGA 775 processor your best choice is to wait a few weeks until Intel launches the new line of processors.

    TBA Penryn Family processors


    Core 2 Duo E8190 2 2,67 GHz 6 MB 1333 MHz 8x 65 W Jan. 2008 $ 163
    Core 2 Duo E8200 2 2,67 GHz 6 MB 1333 MHz 8x 65 W Jan. 2008 $ 163
    Core 2 Duo E8300 2 2,83 GHz 6 MB 1333 MHz 8,5x 65 W Jan. 2008 TBA
    Core 2 Duo E8400 2 3,00 GHz 6 MB 1333 MHz 9x 65 W Jan. 2008 $ 183
    Core 2 Duo E8500 2 3,17 GHz 6 MB 1333 MHz 9,5x 65 W Jan. 2008 $ 266
    Core 2 Quad Q9300 4 2,50 GHz 6 MB 1333 MHz 7,5x 95 W Jan. 2008 $ 266
    Core 2 Quad Q9450 4 2,67 GHz 12 MB 1333 MHz 8x 95 W Jan. 2008 $ 316
    Core 2 Quad Q9550 4 2,83 GHz 12 MB 1333 MHz 8,5x 95 W Jan. 2008 $ 530
    Core 2 Extreme QX9650 4 3,00 GHz 12 MB 1333 MHz 9x 130 W
    Core 2 Extreme QX9770 4 3,20 GHz 12 MB 1600 MHz 8x 136 W Q1 2008 $ 1399

    That quad is the one for you. This beauty is worth every week of waiting.
     
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  7. StimpyOz

    StimpyOz Member Guru

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    I am sure you mean , not all Asus boards , however the P5B-Plus that I have has been nothing but excellent and I class it as a midrange board !! Over clocks like a champ and I like all its Vista features !!:)
     
  8. surrealX

    surrealX Ancient Guru

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    The Penryn cpu's are probably released mid Feb or beginning of March
     
  9. Insane64

    Insane64 Guest

    Like I said before many (not all, obviously) Asus mainboards have issues. A friend of mine complained about having many Asus/AsRock mainboards go back in service (where he works).
     
  10. EDogg007

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    I had a p35c-ds3r gigabyte board and it gave me hell, random reboots will under load with no OC. THis Asus board seems to hold up better.
     

  11. mft4

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    i am using the asus p5k-e, its a great board as long as you dont upgrade to bios 0806 and 0901 they have major v droop and other probs, and its a pain getting back to older bios.
     
  12. VD1

    VD1 Active Member

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    Thanks for the info M8. Looks like I will be waiting until Fed or March :)
     
  13. jbgoode

    jbgoode Master Guru

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    I suggest buy a good mobo and a dirt-cheap Dual Core for now and when Intel decides on the Penryn release date, upgrade to that.
    Otherwise you'll never be able to keep up with all latest and greatest hardware releases.
    Don't forget these guys pay top dollars for marketing gurus!
    Good Luck!!!
     
  14. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    I disagree! You may regret buying bits here and there you need to keep your options open, wait just a bit longer, save your pennies like mad and then get the system you really want without wondering if you've compromised on any of your gear.:)

    Regards...

    *EDIT* I can't wait for the Q9450!:nerd:
     
  15. VD1

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    I tried the bits and pieces route before and eneded up loosing money, not that it's a bad thing, I just prefer to buy all at once. LOL, I have my eye on the same CPU Q9450 :)
     
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    man for you guys waiting for a 6450 hope you can easy clock you quad fsb past 500
    even a 460x8.5 is what?
    a go q6600 will run same fsb numbers i think,cus getting 500 fsb out of a 9650 is tough,but that has a unlock multi.
    killer chip seems to be e8500 wolfie 9.5 shuold run better fsb since its only too core .....just food for thuoght
     
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    Hopefully the new chipset's will allow more headroom for quad overclocking..
     
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    StimpyOz Member Guru

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    The more I use this P5B Plus Vista Edition board the more I like it . I want to share this with you people because it is a fantastic board for what it is . I think its been a top pick of boards for me and I have had a few in my time. I recomend it to anyone!! :)
     

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