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ableton
08-11-2007, 10:51 AM
Im putting some parts together to build a gaming mostly PC, and im getting this proccessor:


"Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 2.4GHz, 1066MHz FSB, Socket 775, 32/64-Bit, Kentsfield Core."

Which Motherboard suits this CPU best ?

as i mentioned above it will be used for gaming mostly.

So it has to be a motherborad that supports nVidia gfx

My budget is $400.00 maximum.

Intel, or Asus perhaps ...

any links to reviews will be great.

stormdragon
08-11-2007, 11:06 AM
ASUS P5N32-E SLI
http://au.asus.com/products4.aspx?modelmenu=1&model=1459&l1=3&l2=11&l3=397&l4=0

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=MBDAS61154


ASUS P5K SE
http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=534&l4=0&model=1705&modelmenu=1

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=MBDAS61185


Both a real good boards the top one supports SLI if you want to go that far for your gaming.

stormdragon
08-11-2007, 11:26 AM
Heres some links for reviews:

ASUS P5N32-E SLI

http://www.motherboards.org/reviews/motherboards/1704_1.html
http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/asus-p5n32e-sli/
http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2104

ASUS P5K

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews.php?/cpu_mainboard/asus_p5k_p35_socket_775_motherboard/1
http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=644

pctek
08-11-2007, 11:34 AM
Asus P5K

ableton
08-11-2007, 12:09 PM
hehe asus addicts lol ..just kidding

intel mobos r not good ?

ableton
08-11-2007, 12:33 PM
hmm this is starting to get frustrating but since were here now..

im certanly getting this case:

Lian Li PC-A16
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=354286

is that big case enough to fit these mobos and the lengthy nvidia graphics card ???

full tower too expensive..

any ideas

pctek
08-11-2007, 02:35 PM
I'd say so but you could email them and ask.
The 8800GTX is 26.7 cm long and the Ultra is 27cm.

stormdragon
08-11-2007, 02:36 PM
The case supports ATX so the motherboards shall fit. The "lengthy nvidia graphics cards" are approx 9 -10 inches (228.6 254 mm) in length and therefore should also fit.


Just beaten off the mark again.

JUST INSANE
10-11-2007, 09:40 PM
Get a MB with X38 northbridge as it has a proper heatspeader that won't frequently crash and good for overclocking

stormdragon
11-11-2007, 08:58 AM
That may be so but all the X38 motherboards I've managed to find are over $400 NZD which was the MAX that the original poster wanted to spend anyway.