Hi all. I'm currently swapping pieces of my system out having recently purchased one of the glorious g0 batch of Q6600 CPU's.
At present, everything lives in the DFI Infinity 975X/G hotel, but i'm seeing a lot of good reviews for Asus and Gigabyte boards.
With the current range available and with overclocking in mind, what would you guys buy? I'd prefer to stick to Crossfire as I have an X1950XTX and X1950 Master-card and as i'm not a bleeding edge kinda guy, P35 seems to be the best option for me at the moment. I also have the Swiftech H20 Apex Ultra+ kit with an extra single radiator and YS-Tech 120mm Fan (like a friggin turbine engine cooler 125cfm woot) which i will be using on this board and kit.
Instead P5K-PREMIUM , look for P5K-E , but remember something , 975x chipset support CrossFire @ 8x mode , but P35 boards support crossfire @ 16x4x mode , (With the exception of ASUS BLITZ Formula and ASUS BLITZ Extreme)
Thanks for the input there! Is there a reason to leave out the p5k premium board and go for the p5k-e? I've read that some people are having problems with that particular board and didn't want to get caught short...
Well, after all that, Asus have discontinued the Blitz Formula board. Was on the shelf for 3 weeks prior to being removed from circulation. Therefore, I have pleasure in purchasing the Maximus Formula. Again, I'll post results once I get everything installed.
Little annoyed though cos x48 chipset is being released in a few month and will be the shizznit apparently.
Well, got the board, in all its glorious shinyness. Only gripe with it is the 8 pin power block for the mainboard being in an odd position top left of the cpu, whereas the main block is on the right hand side hidden away in a much better location.