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Good match for a Q6600

By GRunyon
Jul 25, 2007
  1. I'm trying to build a hardcore gaming computer with my graduation money that will play all my MMO's and RPGs all through my 4 year college and hopefully a good deal afterwards. Basically, if I am going to be spending 2 grand on a rig I expect it to last twice as long as my 1000 dollar rigs which is what I usually get into.

    Anyway, I picked the Q6600 over the e6850 because I was told it would be hella faster and keep me up to the latest technology and speed for quite a while.

    Whats a good motherboard to match? My last motherboard I had picked out was 210 dollars so I would like the new price to be close to that, or lower. SLi compatable and it needs built in audio :) haha
     
  2. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    I believe that EVGA is the best producer of Nvidia stuff. I would go for the top of the line SLI 680i chipset board that they put out. If you register your EVGA product it will have a lifetime warranty. Good Luck.
     
  3. Schmutz

    Schmutz TS Rookie Posts: 126

    Im also interested in what Motherboards are recommended with Q6600, in doing some research I have narrowed my choice down to:

    Asus Striker Extreme: http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.aspx?sku=327953 - £185.02
    ABIT IN9 32X-MAX WiFi: http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.aspx?sku=329724 £135
    Asus P5W http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.aspx?sku=321774 £100

    Excuse the £ I'm English :) Its around $2 = £1, but I think the components are generally a little more expensive over here anyway

    I want to be able to play upcomming games ie crysis/world in conflict/Gears of war PC on my new system when its built. I'll be buying 8800GTS 640MB and 2GB 800MHZ ram to go with the processor. Its just the motherboard I'm quite clueless about so I hope to see how this thread progresses and learn a thing or too!
     
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    This is the best motherboard for you. The 680i has a hot northbridge and is a slightly better overclocker. But the 650i performs exactly the same and does not have all of the features of the 680i, including the above two and others like dual gigabit LAN. So IMO it's a much better deal.
     
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