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Which chipset should I go for?Which mobo for these parts?

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August 26, 2007 12:53:25 PM

This is going to be my new gaming rig:

Q6600
8800GTS or 2900XT
2Gb Crucial Ballistix 800mhz 4 4 4 12
Corsair 620W PSU
Thermaltake Armor LCS with watercooling kit.

What chipset should I get?Ive heard that the 680i are for SLI,which Im not interested.I have been told to go for Itel's P35.I also want to Overclock.Which mobo do you recommend?My budget is $150-180.

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a c 136 V Motherboard
August 26, 2007 1:37:20 PM

GIGABYTE P35 DS3R and ASUS P5K-E (if u want only DDR2)
GIGABYTE P35C DS3R and ASUS P5KC (if u want both DDR2 and DDR3) ,

the first choices will OC better
August 26, 2007 3:25:19 PM

i would go for the Gigabyte P35 DS3R
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August 26, 2007 8:35:57 PM

I never had any experience with Gigabyte boards,are they really good?Any other recommendations?
a c 124 V Motherboard
August 26, 2007 9:48:34 PM

Well the advantage to that gigabyte board is 8 sata ports not the 6 most boards have(DFI is an exception but out of budget too).

They give you the bracket to send 2 of those as e-sata ports for those who want it.

There is not wifi or firewire(was not a concern for me).

Last off P35(from any company) chips are made for FSB 1333 so even a 1066 cpu will run at this speed with little to no voltage increase(3.0 easy you can get more if you want it, 400 seems easy as well[wont keep that in air in a 30c room]. i would not go farther then that with a 9x multi.).

For Alternatives you can look at the
ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP - http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=25851&vpn=P5...
or plain
ASUS P5k - http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=24495&vpn=P5...

I have not used either of those boards. but they are in the right price range.
a c 136 V Motherboard
August 27, 2007 8:08:36 AM

i have used P5K-E and i love it :D 
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