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Mobo for E6600?

By h_pavon
Oct 31, 2006
  1. I will buy an E6600 and 2x1gb ddr667 ram first week of december to replace my current AMD64 3200 and eVGA K8-NF41-AX mobo.

    My post concerns the right mobo for around 80.00 to US$100.00... I was going for Asrock ConRoeXFire but some people tell me to get nForce 570 and others tell me to wait for nForce 6xx series.

    I believe nForce 6x series will be way above my budget, thats why I decided to post here so you guys can tell me what would be the best bang for buck for that price. All I ask is for 3 PCI slots for audio, tv tuner and WiFi cards!

    Thx in Advance!
  2. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    Here are a couple of possibilities for you. Since you live in Honduras, I'm not sure what online retail channels are open to you, so I went with the old standby, Newegg. I'll assume you have a PCI or PCIx vid card.


    Myself, with the budget you have set, I would go for the ECS 570 board. It is set for SLI in case you go that route in the future.

    I do have to wonder why you are going for an E6600 but are light on the Mobo? You can get a E6400 for $100 less, spend a bit more on your memory and mobo. In a few months you can hopfully save a bit more cash and buy an aftermarket cooler like THIS one and overclock the 6400. They overclock fairly easily to near the X6800.

    Just a though.
  3. h_pavon

    h_pavon TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    10x 4 reply nickslick74!, I do live in Honduras but my sister lives in Texas and she'll be here on Xmas.

    I decided to go light on mobo because I never end up using any of their features, I do very little and sometimes no OC at all. Also my pc is not used for testing hardware or benchmarking... basics is pretty much what I need: 3 PCI slots, 4 ram slots, good sata (raid) support, PCI-E 16x slot and most important of all a strong chipset.

    I've heard nForce mobos are easier on sata and raid than intel mobo's, thats why I've been paying attention to that ECS 570 mobo. But the Gigabyte is still a strong candidate.

    I also picked E6600 cause of the 4gb cache, which might come handy later on... I hope all this info helps clear my mobo needs and it makes you easier to pick the right mobo for me!

    10x in advance!
  4. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    Sure, no problem! From what I hear, the 570 chipset is pretty good.
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