View Full Version : Which chipset?

10-26-07, 11:06 AM
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.

10-26-07, 11:14 AM
Intel P35 or X38.

10-26-07, 11:32 AM

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

10-26-07, 11:45 AM
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.

10-26-07, 12:15 PM
680i is old, bugy and has poor mobo layout. ;)

10-26-07, 12:20 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.

10-26-07, 12:20 PM
If i plan on doing SLI would the 680i be better for that? I heard that the P35 is non-SLI.

10-26-07, 12:22 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.

10-26-07, 12:23 PM
SLI is worth less any way grab the P35 unless you wish to pay twice as much for 20% more fps :p

10-26-07, 12:37 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.

10-26-07, 01:21 PM
Also don't forget about the new nvidia chipset coming next month, in case you want to check that out.

10-26-07, 03:24 PM
Intel Skulltrail perhaps? :D

10-26-07, 04:15 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:

10-26-07, 04:52 PM
new socket?!?! Oh they better not even dare! (lee63)

10-26-07, 05:51 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. :)

10-26-07, 05:53 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

10-26-07, 05:58 PM
Consoles FTW? :o

10-27-07, 09:03 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