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Old 06-19-2008, 06:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all, looking to spend $150 or less US.

Have this CPU and Ram on hand.

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors

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Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 675 (PC2 5400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Any ideas on something good that is compatible?

I was looking at this but I see a bunch of bad reviews.
Newegg.com - MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you need it to be sli?
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If you want SLI there are no boards worth considering unless you find a 2nd Hand 750i FTW or 680i A1

You could get one of those 750i's but I don't recommend because of the chance of getting a video corruption bug

Other ones to consider are: DFI LanParty DK P35, EP35-DS3R, Biostar TPower P45, Asus P5Q (Pro)
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I preferred SLI just in case I decided to go that route in a year or so but I'm open to suggestions. Could step up the price a bit if it was really worth it.
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See the problem with the P6N is that it uses the 650i Chipset which blows with overclocking Quads, but if you can afford to get a 750i FTW for $170, or the 780i FTW when it comes out
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i get the p45 chipset, best ocing. but for sli i get the 750i ftw
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The MSI P7N platinum is around $150 and they are the best SLI board for how much your willing to spend.

The Asus P5Q is 129.99 and is a great buy.
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