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January 25, 2010 2:00:49 PM

Hello guys :)  I was wondering could anyone help me find a motherboard that fits the following items :) ..

sockets a Intel Quad Q6600 @ 2.4ghz 8mb cache cpu?
fits 4gb(2x2gb) 1333mhz Corsair 240pin?
A pci-e 2.0 x16 slot for a hd4890?
powered by a 550w corsair psu?

Roughly £70-100 to spend :) 

I would also like it to be atx, if thats okay :p 

Thanks in advance

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a b V Motherboard
January 25, 2010 3:38:14 PM

This fits your requirements
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Though, there are a lot of motherboards that fit those. I'm not sure where you're ordering from. Look for a motherboard that has a FSB of 1333/1066 mhz, socket 775, and PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (all relatively new motherboards have at least 1). Gigabyte and Asus are probably the best manufacturer's. If you can't get the one linked above, just look for one that meets ^^ those specs.
January 25, 2010 3:39:22 PM

There are still plenty of boards out there, but I'm not from the UK so I'm not sure where you shop at? Any P45 or X48 board should be good. There's not many new boards out. If you plan on doing SLI in the future then you would have to find a board with nVidia 780i or 790i chipset which are pretty much extinct nowadays.

What kind of ram do you have? DDR2 or DDR3?

Here's two examples of motherboards
DDR2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DDR3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The P45 is good if you don't plan on doing CrossFireX
The X48 is good for CrossFireX because it will crossfire at 16x 16x
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a c 135 V Motherboard
January 25, 2010 3:42:12 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
Are you planing to OC ?
January 25, 2010 4:34:36 PM

Maziar said:
Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
Are you planing to OC ?


Maybe, im not certain now :)  I've heard my processor is really good for oc'ing though, so i may give it a shot :) 

Thank you for the welcome, and the help from the posts above
January 25, 2010 5:20:30 PM

aj4749 said:
Maybe, im not certain now :)  I've heard my processor is really good for oc'ing though, so i may give it a shot :) 

Thank you for the welcome, and the help from the posts above



The Q6600 was a Intel's first desktop CPU Quad that enthusiasts went after because
it was so easy to overclock. All you have to do is bump the FSB up to 400Mhz and BAM!!! instant 3.0 ghz
without any voltage changes. Most ASUS boards I worked with did this very easily.
With the Gigabyte boards, you might have to adjust the ram a little, but it's not that big of a deal.
a c 135 V Motherboard
January 26, 2010 5:44:52 AM

aj4749 said:
Maybe, im not certain now :)  I've heard my processor is really good for oc'ing though, so i may give it a shot :) 

Thank you for the welcome, and the help from the posts above

Q6600 is a solid OC'er especially the G0 model.
take a look at ASUS P5Q Pro:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB...
!