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 SolvedIS 2000MHz FSB ram will work at 1833MHz or 2000MHz with i7 950 CPU with ASUS sabertooth X58 Motherboard? Forum 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 I7 950 An Option? Forum SolvedUpgrading from i7 950 Forum How to Overclock the 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 More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !