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Old 10-13-2008, 06:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: New GPU is here, now I need a new Mobo...

Old Q6600 can do 3.6GHz daily but new ones don't overclock as high as the old ones.

You don't need a high-end board for 1 GPU and for 3.2GHz. A P45 is enough. If your not going to overclock over 4.0GHz and you can CrossFireX but not 16x/16x.

Most of us will recommend you this board:
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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If you can do without sli the Biostar I45 is as good as it gets for overclocking.

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

At this point DDR3 isn't really worth it. These G.SKILL PI Black's are good ram.

Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Would there be a noticeable performance increase in going with DDR2 1066 over the 800? Possibly something like Newegg.com - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory ?
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Nothing big. You can overclock the G.Skill and save some money.
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Okay, so at the moment I'm looking at:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

I'm going to wait a little to see if anyone else has any suggestions. I'm trying to order these before I go to bed tonight and put overnight shipping on them so I have them on Wednesday.
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Yes. Thats good. But you won't be able to SLI that fast GTX 260 216. You can save your money for Nehalem for CrossFireX and SLI.
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Yes. Thats good. But you won't be able to SLI that fast GTX 260 216.
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You can save your money for Nehalem for CrossFireX and SLI.
What the heck are you talking about?
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What the heck are you talking about?
You cant SLI in an Intel Motherboard. Only NVIDIA 600/700 series motherboard can.

I am saying to save your extra money on the Nehalem when you need it. The X58 (Nehalem motherboard from Intel) will allow you to SLI or CrossfireX.
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You cant SLI in an Intel Motherboard. Only NVIDIA 600/700 series motherboard can.

I am saying to save your extra money on the Nehalem when you need it. The X58 (Nehalem motherboard from Intel) will allow you to SLI or CrossfireX.
Ahh....thanks!
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No problem. Ask any questions you have. I might have an answer but I havent been on the forum in the past 5 months that much.
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While I'm basically upgrading my Mobo, Memory, and my GPU, do you guys think it would be worth it to upgrade my CPU as well? As stated earlier, I am currently using a Q6600 stock. I have no experience OCing, but am willing to give it a shot once I get this new Motherboard.
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