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ryan29121
10-26-07, 12:06 PM
Im building a new gaming computer and i was wondering which chipset would work best and on what motherboard. I plan to do some overclocking with the q6600 i will be getting for it. What would be the best chipset for overclocking, etc. I was considering the EVGA 680i mobo because i heard it was really good for overclocking.

Kain
10-26-07, 12:14 PM
Intel P35 or X38.

CaptNKILL
10-26-07, 12:32 PM
P35

X38 is good but I think all of the boards are over $230, which is ridiculous.

ryan29121
10-26-07, 12:45 PM
What are the benefits of both of those mentioned compared to that of a 680i? I have heard great things about 680i's? Any help would be appreciated

Thank you.

mythy
10-26-07, 01:15 PM
680i is old, bugy and has poor mobo layout. ;)

jcossin
10-26-07, 01:20 PM
P35. I picked up my Gigabyte P35 for $94 and it is an overclocking champ!

Of course if you want to go SLI, you'll have to get a 680i.

ryan29121
10-26-07, 01:20 PM
If i plan on doing SLI would the 680i be better for that? I heard that the P35 is non-SLI.

jcossin
10-26-07, 01:22 PM
Correct, with an Intel chipset you can ONLY do ATI Crossfire. If you want to do nVidia SLI you'll need an nVidia chipset.

mythy
10-26-07, 01:23 PM
SLI is worth less any way grab the P35 unless you wish to pay twice as much for 20% more fps :p

Kain
10-26-07, 01:37 PM
Note that only the X38 supports PCIe 2, so you might want to consider that if you plan on upgrading your graphics card later on.

zerobeta
10-26-07, 02:21 PM
Also don't forget about the new nvidia chipset coming next month, in case you want to check that out.

crainger
10-26-07, 04:24 PM
Intel Skulltrail perhaps? :D

wolfgar
10-26-07, 05:15 PM
I just read this week:

X48 chipset is sampling to MB vendors, and a new Intel CPU socket later next year, to handle the higher FSB and memory interfaces.

plan accordingly.

(edited: should have noted the 'later' next year)

Here one link:
http://keznews.com/23995=Intel_Slates__Nehalem__for_Q4_2008

mythy
10-26-07, 05:52 PM
new socket?!?! Oh they better not even dare! (lee63)

crainger
10-26-07, 06:51 PM
new socket?!?! Oh they better not even dare! (lee63)

I hope not. Than again I didn't spend much on this one so I don't mind a new board for a new CPU. :)

mythy
10-26-07, 06:53 PM
Well its not so much that I'd mind its just things are getting mature and with P35 out now and DDR 2 at its perfect balance of speed and timings I'd hate to see things turn pure DDR3 and a new socket.

I got 4 gigs of ram and a Q6600 G0 not to mention a Quad GT and there not Fing cheap mobos either! :o

crainger
10-26-07, 06:58 PM
Consoles FTW? :o

ryan29121
10-27-07, 10:03 AM
Since I am building this computer on a budget I dont think ill have enough for an x38 because those run about $250+. I might consider a P35 and then just upgrade the GPU in about a year or so when i want to go SLI. I dont plan on building this pc for about 2 months now so that will give some time for some new products to come out.

Thanks for the help