ok so im looking to build a decent gaming pc. right now im looking at a Intel q6600, 4 gbs of 1066 ram, two 8800gt in sli, and a 680i motherboard.
my question is though is one will 1066 ram work in a motherboard thats memory standard is 800, and secondly i have heard that some of the 680i motherboard have problems with intel quad cores. one of the problems i have read about is that they sometimes boot up at the lowest possible multiplier. another thing is the graphics cards are pci 2.0 and i know they will work in a pci x16 slot but is their much performance gain from having them in a pci 2.0 slot? also should i wait for the geforce 9 series graphics cards to upgrade?
If you were to receive an A2 revision 680i board then your Q6600 should overclock a bit better than utilizing an A1 revision.
Personally, I would grab the 780i to maintain support for penryn and the option for SLI. If you could care less about SLI then go with another board It seems you don't mind spending money on a motherboard...Gigabye DQ6?...I like DDR2 memory so I'd stick with the P35 chipset vs. the X48