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Old 06-16-2008, 04:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What do you guys think of the Q9300??

either Q6600, Q6700, or Q9300

I'm thinking about dropping one into a Newegg.com - ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

not planning to SLI for a while so that is why I chose that board, what do you think of it as well?


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The problem with the q9300 is that it has a 7.5 multiplier....meaning you will have a tough time getting over 3.5ghz

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if you want to overclock, get the Q6700, otherwise get the Q9300 if you dont plan on overclocking.
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i'll be overclocking so I think I'll go with the Q6700.

Does that board look good? I'm not planning on SLIing for a long time so it doesn't matter that it doesn't have SLI. Think it's better than the 680i, or 750i?

I'm also looking at Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Dynamic Energy Saver Ultra Durable II Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
which has the same chipset as the board above. This board was actually recommended by NosBooster. Has anyone used this board, or have anything good to say about it? I'll be OCing a Q6700 on it and running 2 gigs of 1066 memory.

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You may also want to consider this motherboard.

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

It is based on the new p45 chipset which is great at overclocking.

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the DS3R is a good board i've seen people get a Q6600 to 3.6ghz on it with ease

i've also got one sat here that i'm not used yet but i'm getting either Q6600 or a Q6700 either of these 2 will overclock nice in this, i've also heard that you can hit 3.0 ghz on a Q6600 and 3.2GHZ on a Q6700 on stock volts which for day to day use is great

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go for the kentsfield

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