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Old 11-05-2007, 01:44 AM   #1
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I'm debating on what motherboard to purchase for this computer I'm building.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188019

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131142

Which mobo should I get for the new build?

The computer setup is this...

-MassCool CS-ICS8200ML Black SECC Chasis ATX Mid Tower Case w/ PC Air Conditioner

-Corsair CMPSU-620HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 620W Poower Supply

-ASUS 20X DVD+R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA DRW-2014L1T

-ASUS Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive DVD-E616A3T

-Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s HDD

-G.Skill 4GB (4 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 PC26400

-Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775

-Microsft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium OEM

-Corsair CMXAF1 Fans (DDR Fans)

-ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

-EVGA 8800 GPU, GT or GTS, depends if the GT's get in stock soon hehe.

I have almost all the parts already.
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Default Re: Mobo ?

definately get the EVGA, there much better. also the 8800GT is better than the 8800GTS, until they come out with the new version that is. so just be patient and wait til they have em in stock.
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:00 AM   #3
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Go with the Evga although I'd just wait. At the end of the month there releasing the 780I Chipsets. The following month the 790I with DDR3 support will be out. They will support full PCI-E 2.0 Tri SLI at full bandwith plus 1600FSB support.

Also if your doing a budget build that Evga is fine if you have no intention whatsoever of overclocking that quad on that board. If you want to overclock get the Evga 680I-A1 Revision. You'll top out at roughly a 1200FSB with the NF63 board. Has a defect for overclocking quads has massive Vdrop. It will run them up to about 2.7Ghz though.

Also just order a Gt from somewhere else if newegg doesn't have them when your ready to order. No reason to buy a 1 year old card on old technology.
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Old 11-05-2007, 03:33 PM   #4
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hmmm. I was planning on OC'n the CPU. But the A-1 is a little too pricey, computer is not for me, so I do not want to put more money into than I have to. Did they fix the problem with the other board? Will I for sure be able to at least clock it to 2.7GHz, I don't mind that? Or do you reccomend a differnt but good board? I really don't want to spend more than $200 for the mobo.

or would the Core 2 Duo 6850 would be a better choice?
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The EVGA is better because it has a physics card slot and it's loaded with more features. The Q6600 is proven that it can reach 3.6GHz on air cooling.
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Old 11-05-2007, 03:55 PM   #6
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The EVGA is better because it has a physics card slot and it's loaded with more features. The Q6600 is proven that it can reach 3.6GHz on air cooling.
Yes but Mattie is saying that the EVGA Board I picked out has a problem OC'n the Q6600.
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There was a notice on eVGA's website how upgrading the BIOS will improve OCing of the Q6600 Kentsfield. So that will help. Otherwise, it will run fine regardless.

Look here:

http://www.evga.com/support/drivers/...t.asp?switch=2

The following was updated in release P31:

Improved Core 2 Quad 1333 stability and overclocking
Improved Core 2 Duo 1333 overclocking
Resolves issues with G0 stepping CPU's detecting odd multipliers
Also includes these updates from bios P20, P21, P23, P24, P25, P26, P27, P28, P29 and P30:

Improved overclocking for Kentsfield 1333 FSB CPUs
Additional 1333 FSB Support for future CPUs

Fixes intermittent S3 Resume bug
Improve S3 resume functionality
USB flash key functionality improvements
Overclocking and memory improvements
WHQL-related HPET fixes
Quad-Core OC Improvements
Additional support for 1333MHz CPU's
Wireless PCI card fixes
Vreg fan header default set to on
Memory performance improvements
Vista WHQL Certified
USB Floppy improvements for RAID installs
Correct CPU temp and voltage system monitor displays in BIOS
Correct default CPU multiplier setting
Fix "Code 50" hang received under certain VGA configurations
Fix for SATA disk drives
Improvements to memory stability and overclockability
Disabled spread spectrum tables for improved overclockability
Improve POST screen CPU speed reporting
Improves X-Fi and internal audio functionality
WHQL Certified BIOS
Improvements to overclocking
Enhancements for Quad-Core CPUs
Adds ability to enable splash screen

The BIOS release was as of October 3, 2007 so it's still hot. With that, I would still consider getting that eVGA motherboard.
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cool ty
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