i need help choosing a motherboard with the following features
support the q6600 (im getting the G-0 stepping and want to overclock to about 3ghz because i heard you can do that with the stock fan and heat sink)
needs enough space for 2gb ram corsair ddr2 800mhz (pc2-6400)
gonna get an nvidia gfx card but i havnt decided which one yet.
want at least 2 pci express slots
must have SATA enough for 2 hard drives and 2 cd drives
i have looked around at some but i thought i would ask the expert advice before i buy. my budget is about £120-130.
Hey there, p5n32-e SLI (not plus) is a pretty good board for the price. You can break 500mhz on the NB, supports true sli (2 16x), and has another pci-e slot for physx, running at 8x (yea I know it's usless lol).6 sata ports.
Great for overclocking and tweaking. It also supports the new 45nm cpu comin soon.
eVGA's 680i board has had some pretty sweet reviews on it to. Lil pricy, but nice board. Havn't heard anythin about 45nm support but it should since its running the 680 chip.
P35 chips are sweet overclockers, and some support ddr3. But if your a nvidia guy, I havn't found one that supports SLI (if you ever want to run it ) And ddr3 is just crazy pricy if you wanna run that. (does support new cpu's )
But if yurra overclocker, need lots of options, need SLI, support for 45nm, then p5n32-sli is a pretty good board. It's basically the same board as the striker without all the bell's and whistles, thus saving you money.