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Which Mainboard for Q9400?

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December 12, 2009 6:59:11 PM

Hey Everyone,

I'm still in the process of learning about computer hardware and need some advice. I own an Intel Q9400 2.66Ghz Processor - I want to run DDR3 with it, so what would be the most killer Crossfire ready board by ASUS that I could buy? I'm looking for lots of expansion and overclocking abilities.

All of this will be easily fit into the Antec 1200 as soon as I attain one.

I would also like a layman's explanation of how to decode what the whole Chipset/Socket Type lingo is all about.


Thanks in advance.

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December 12, 2009 8:47:59 PM

check out the asus rampage extreme. if you are going to sli then get one with a ncidia chipset.from what i know, the x48 is the best non-nvidia chipset for 775.
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December 12, 2009 9:19:53 PM

That motherboard is awesome by the way! I think I have met my new motherboard. Also, I'm going to be running a 5870 by itself until I get another one for Crossfire.
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December 13, 2009 12:45:42 AM

Solid setup, make sure you have some good aftermarket cooling and OC that CPU. :) 
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December 13, 2009 1:38:02 AM

Why do you want to run DDR3 with it? It is nothing but a waste of money. The only good thing about going with ddr3 is it can be re-used in the future with a AM3 i7,i5.i3.i9/i whatever system.
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December 13, 2009 4:02:51 PM

Well, when building a computer I find it necessary to plan for the future as much as possible. "Money well spent" ya know? I don't want to keep the Q9400 forever lol. Thanks for the concern though, it's much appreciated. :) 
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