q6600 to i7 950 Tags: Asus Intel i7 Motherboards Last response: September 22, 2010 1:17 AM in Motherboards Share achez September 22, 2010 12:36:25 AM Hello all, Looks like the upgrade to an i7 isn't as simple as it looks. People are gonna have to fork out £500+ just to get the i7 to work A new motherboard & DDR3 memory is required which won't be cheap either. Most 1366skt mobo's include 6 DDR3 slots for grouping your new RAM in 3's (triple channel instead of dual = more £££ again) Check out the Asus P6X58D-E. SATA 6Gbs & USB3 support. I'll be getting one of these for my new i7 rig I think. Only £150 and it overclocks well apparently. That's an awesome price for a 1366 mobo with these extras. This, some OCZ Platinum RAM and an i7 950 should be quite beasty. But, like I said, expensive. More about : q6600 950 jaquith a c 207 Ĉ ASUS a c 717 V Motherboard September 22, 2010 12:43:27 AM ^ Get the i7 950. m 0 l achez September 22, 2010 1:03:09 AM Yeah, definitely. I'll wait till Christmas I think. Anybody got some CPU vs RAM overclock info. for an i7950 and 1600 DDR3? I'm hoping to get 7-7-7-20 latencies from my OCZ Platinum with a 4.4Ghz CPU (watercooled). I'll tell ya what though. I've had some insane overclocks with OCZ Platinum DDR2. OCZ are the best, hands down. m 0 l Related resources I7 950 upgrade from q6600? - Forum Is the intel z58 compatible with gtx 770 and i7 950 or 960 - Forum is the i7 950 or 960 any good - Forum Upgrade an i7 950? And what to? - Forum i7 950 OC Temps - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jaquith a c 207 Ĉ ASUS a c 717 V Motherboard September 22, 2010 1:11:56 AM ^ you completely rewrote your entire post!? Merry Xmas! m 0 l achez September 22, 2010 1:17:35 AM Yeah. I only just wrote it. Man it's quick to get a response on here. Thanks m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWill I need to upgrade my i7 950 anytime soon? Forum Solvedi7 950 3.07 gtx 770 bottleneck? Forum SolvedSabertooth X58 I-7 950 with 770 sli Forum SolvedMy i7 950 Bloomfiled is overheating! What to do? Forum SolvedCan somebody find me a heatsink for the intel i7 950 Forum Solvedi7 950 OC help!~! Forum SolvedUpgrading from i7 950 Forum SolvedSomething underclocking i7 950. Forum SolvedCore i7 950 @ 3.9 Ghz VS Core i7 4770k @ Default Forum SolvedI7 950- Battlefield 4, arkham origins- Full HD Fps not the best! Forum Solvedi7 950 Bottlenecking R9 290 ? Or Defective Card ? Forum Solvedi7 950 oc to 3.8 vs 4.0 - fps related question Forum Solvedi7 950 for video editing build? Forum Solvedis i7 950 best suited for Intel Dh55hc or Intel Extreme Dx58so Forum SolvedWatercooling i7 950 High Idle temps at stock speed Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !