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what £70'ish board is best for intel q6600?

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October 20, 2008 10:56:32 PM

what motherboard is ideal for the intel q6600 around the £70 mark? I want something that is good for overclocking. What should i look out for in a motherboard.

One thing that worries me is whether 8gb ram capacity is sufficient. Also should i disregard ddr3 given alot of ppl tel me about minimal performance difference.

The general consensus ive had is stick to asus and gigabyte, should i look at other brands>

ive had a look at these three boards in my price range.

what are the differences between the cheaper gigabyte board to the other 2???

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October 20, 2008 11:48:05 PM

First off what are you wanting specifically from your mobo? Do you want to xfire or SLI? Onboard graphics or video card? If you aren't looking for anything fancy (like full x16x16 Xfire) then i would say go with the cheap boards, such as the P43's.

Also dont bother with ddr3 ram for the time being, stick with the ddr2.
October 20, 2008 11:50:19 PM

Another also, 8 gigs of ram would be more then enough (in almost all cases). I have 4 gigs of ram and i dont think my system has ever used all of it. If you are wanting to overclock it would be to your advantage to stick with 4 gigs of ram, as adding more sticks decreases the overclocking potential.
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October 20, 2008 11:52:50 PM

xfire and sli dont really intrest me as im not a hardcore gamer. However i do want a zippy pc based around the q6600 as i will be encoding divx movies and watching blueray movies etc
October 22, 2008 8:31:17 PM

a p35 form gigabyte will do great or p45 if u have the cash but i would go with the gigabyte p35 personally