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Intel Q6600 with Rampage III Extreme?

By Hazard
Jun 22, 2010
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  1. will an intel q6600 fit in a rampage iii extreme motherboard cpu socket?

    ty :)
     
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    No. The Intel Q6600 is an LGA 775 whereas the board socket type is LGA 1366.
     
  3. Hazard

    Hazard TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 60

    ooh ok ty saved me alot of trouble!! so neither will a core i5 fit?
     
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,368   +125

    Nope.
    Rampage III is so expensive...I wouldn't get it if I were you; just saying.
     
  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    I spend tons myself and its not worth the upgrade for me. my II does just fine. Its an i7 only board, although with bios update you can slap in a 6 core cpu as well.
     
  6. Hazard

    Hazard TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 60

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  7. Hazard

    Hazard TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 60

    btw in my country... a rampage ii costs €385/$473 where as on ebay its €341/$420 i think im going with the rampage iii extreme, i mean, triple channel n stuff :D u think i should do it or go with another series of motherboards overall?
     
  8. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    YOU CANNOT STICK AN I5 IN A RAMPAGE 2 EXTREME, there is a socket conflict. You can do some simple research by google. Not to mention I just said above that its an i7 ONLY board.

    If you're not doing any extreme overclocking dont bother wasting your money. Its an overclock friendly board, but being as though you dont know that the board wont fit an i5 I doubt you can be considered an extreme overclocker. Buy a cheaper Asus or Gigabyte board.
     
  9. Hazard

    Hazard TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 60

    thnks for your reply,after i wrote that yeah i did some simple research and found that you can only fit a core i7 in it, relaxx dude xD and yeah i will be overclocking it, maybe not extremely but i am gna. like i said b4 calm down :)
     
  10. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,368   +125

    He has a point...$400+ for a motherboard is ridiculous, especially if you're not really going to use it.
     
  11. Hazard

    Hazard TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 60

    really? hmmm what i really want is a mb that looks great, ( windowed case duuh ) performs great and overclock friendly any suggestions??
     
     
  12. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,368   +125

  13. Hazard

    Hazard TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 60

  14. Hazard

    Hazard TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 60

    ... but wow seeing the specs of this it looks amazing :eek:
     
  15. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    Had to put it in caps, seems you missed my most important post this thread. That's why i made sure you'd read it. Some people post for help, then go buy things anyway.
     
  16. Hazard

    Hazard TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 60

    and you did m8 :) thanks again, still learning i guess ^^
     
  17. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,368   +125

    And even more think they know what they're doing but don't. Myself included I think.
     
  18. Hazard

    Hazard TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 60

    well just in case som1 cares, ive decided to go with the Asus Maximus III FORMULA/GENE motherboard if u still have any suggestions feel free to suggest :)
     
  19. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,368   +125

     
  20. Hazard

    Hazard TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 60

    u still think its too expensive? O.O
     
  21. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    You will see much better gains across your PC if you just go for an entry level Gigabyte/Asus motherboard and put the money towards a better GPU or SSD or another monitor. The difference between a EUR150 and EUR400 mobo is absolutely mininal in real life.

    Also once you put your components in the mobo won't really be visible inside the case and anyway I don't think it's wise to pick components based on looks.
     
  22. Hazard

    Hazard TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 60

    better gpu? ^^ im pretty happy with my gtx 260 atm, and pretty happy with my 32'' hdtv :) really i wanted these mobos mainly to b future proof, and with the proper cable managment it will show. anyway i found a maximus formula for €204 :)

    ty for your anwser, if u got any more suggestions tell me :D
     
  23. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,316   +268

  24. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    There's no point in making the mobo future proof, Intel come up with a new socket pretty much every year. In fact there will probably be one out later this year. EUR200 sounds reasonable though.
     
  25. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,368   +125

    Most likely the "weakest link".

    After careful pondering and consideration, my opinion has not changed in the past hour, especially since i looked up the price.
     
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