Hey Tom's Hardware! I am new and this place looks like a great place to learn and teach some things that i know! But right now I need YOUR help!
I'm looking to purchase a Q9300 Intel QC Processor and I need to find a motherboard that fits it BEST. I don't need a good onboard sound card/video card/etc. I need a motherboard that does the job right!
I've been checking up on the Asus p5k series, but they're so many of them I dont know where to start. Any help/suggestions would be awesome, also how powerful of a PSU should I look to purchase? 750W is good?
Pretty much looking for a motherboard that is the best at it's job in handling quad cores and also the best for it's price
THANKS IN ADVANCED! PLEASE DROP ANY SUGGESTIONS THOUGHTS
I would be gaming and doing design/photoshop, I'm really getting into that for webdesign and just graphic design now. I tend to have a lot of things open, so I plan on getting dual displays and all that but, really just gaming/graphic design I would say are the main things.
I don't know how well the biostar can overclock quads, but its set a record for duals. If it is possible I would consider getting the Q9450 instead of the Q9300 (as the Q9300 is handicapped with half the cache of the Q9450 and a lower multiplier). I would go with the Rampage Formula (X48 chipset, so in the future if you decide to crossfire, there will be no problems, plus its known to overclock quads past 450fsb.