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nekrosoft13
04-23-07, 09:42 AM
well i was thinking, and i might go conroe soon. by soon i mean maybe a month or so.

i was thinking probably go with E6600 for now, in summer when quad drops in price, change to quad.

so here is the idea so far

E6600
memory still deciding:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146108
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145168

motherboard thats the hard part, there is nothing that really catches my eye.
don't really need SLI, but would like 3 PCI (that are not blocked by dual slot cooling card). need plenty of sata. it seems like there are no boards that i really like.

mullet
04-23-07, 12:10 PM
I like the CPU good choice for the $. The dominator memory is awsome I love mine, you can always get the fans for it later on. Do you plan on OCing at all? I can't help on the SLI issue I have never done it. I think the P5B Deluxe is a good mobo if you don't plan on doing SLI, its been very stable and a breeze to setup.

mullet
04-23-07, 12:11 PM
double post.

Xion X2
04-23-07, 12:31 PM
P5B Deluxe or one of the P965 Gigabyte boards are best if you're not going SLI/Crossfire. If you're going SLI, then I'd advise you to go w/ the board I have instead of one of the 680is. Overall it's a more stable, reliable board. Doesn't overclock quite as well, but for the stability it's worth it.

mullet
04-23-07, 12:43 PM
Or wait just a bit longer to get one of the upcoming P35 boards.


???

mullet
04-23-07, 12:49 PM
Intel Bearlake chipsets.
P35 will be the successor to the 965P and the X38 will replace the 975X.


ooohh cool thanks man.

nekrosoft13
04-23-07, 01:08 PM
Intel Bearlake chipsets.
P35 will be the successor to the 965P and the X38 will replace the 975X.

any time table?

SwedX
04-23-07, 01:39 PM
Go for e4300 just what I did today and then as you say quad later on.
That way you get a frikking great CPU to a bargain..to he.. with e6600!

methimpikehoses
04-23-07, 01:41 PM
Intel Bearlake chipsets.
P35 will be the successor to the 965P and the X38 will replace the 975X.

Is Bearlake DDR3??

methimpikehoses
04-23-07, 02:18 PM
All major board manufacturers already had their boards on display at Cebit. I would say 1-2 months.

DDR2 & 3.

Cool, I'll put a little cash away for when those arrive.

nekrosoft13
04-23-07, 06:17 PM
1-2 months? i can wait for that

methimpikehoses
04-23-07, 06:38 PM
Well the chipset supports both standards. Not sure about the boards, maybe we'll see different board versions for DDR 2 and 3.

Oh, well I guess it depends on how much DDR3 is when it rolls out... does that mean DDR2 will go even LOWER?

*frowns at the 4GB of G.Skill that I bought 1 month ago*

nekrosoft13
04-24-07, 12:50 AM
this looks good too
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820148070

nekrosoft13
04-25-07, 12:01 PM
i was looking at the P35 motherboards and they all are dual PCI-E 16x with no SLi Support, still that ****ty crossblow.

why doesn't a single manufacture make a feature rich good single pci-e 16x motherboard?

is 680i really that bad? i was looking at Asus Striker and Abit 32x-max both are based on 680i.

about the striker i just hate the fact that asus again removed one pci-e 1x slot and replaced it with their ****ty audio expansion card.

DRen72
04-25-07, 12:21 PM
Are we sure P35/G33 chipsets support CURRENT dual core CPU's or only the upcoming ones?

nekrosoft13
04-26-07, 01:16 AM
i believe those boards will support what ever its out now plus the new 1333 cpus.

but i probably will not get a p35 board, having a board with two pci-e 16x and no possibility going sli, its jsut a waste of space on the board.

nekrosoft13
04-26-07, 01:30 PM
i think i found the board i like the most

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813127020

http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/13-127-020-03.jpg

http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/13-127-020-04.jpg

only thing i don't like is the lack of firewire in the back and instead of the 3rd pci-e 16x i would preffer another PCI

nekrosoft13
04-26-07, 02:05 PM
i was thinking about striker, but it only has one PCI-E 1x, in location that i will never be able to use it, they replaced the second PCI-E 1x with that stupid audio expansion card

Xion X2
04-26-07, 02:15 PM
is 680i really that bad?

Yes. Take it from someone who went through 3 defective ones in two months, along with the legions of other users who have had issues with them.

http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=680i+problems&fr=yfp-t-501&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8

388,000 returned results for "680i chipset problems" from Yahoo search on a platform that was introduced in November of '06.

As a control measure and comparison, the search only pulled up 75,000 (less than 1/5) results for "p965 chipset problems," and that Intel chipset has been out for about 8-9 months longer.
http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0geu7k06TBGkSUBkaRXNyoA?p=p965+chipse t+problems&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-501&x=wrt

Take a look at the board I have, nekro, and see if you like the layout. It has the dual 16x PCI-E when in SLI even though it's a 650i. Very similar to the Striker, I think--it even says "Striker Extreme" under a labeled sticker placed along the bottom of the motherboard:

http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/13-131-153-04.jpg
http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/13-131-153-03.jpg

Here are some close up shots I took of mine:
http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/3641/p2280215gn3.jpg
http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/8329/p2280217dr0.jpg


Me and a pal of mine have been running this board for the last 2 1/2 months without a problem. It can be a little picky about RAM.. doesn't seem to like Crucial much. Loves G.Skill. BIOS releases have been slow, but then again it hasn't really needed it aside from boosting overclocking ability some. It's perfectly stable.

nekrosoft13
04-26-07, 03:05 PM
i'm not getting a quad core (yet)

as i see it there is no point in spending almost 600 bucks on quad core now, when in about 2-3 months time it will drop to less then 300.

at those prices
http://www.google.com/products?sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&oe=UTF-8&q=Xeon+X3210&um=1&cat=1368&lnk=catsugg

no, maybe if it drops in price quite a bit

nekrosoft13
04-26-07, 03:11 PM
Yes. Take it from someone who went through 3 defective ones in two months, along with the legions of other users who have had issues with them.

http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=680i+problems&fr=yfp-t-501&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8

388,000 returned results for "680i chipset problems" from Yahoo search on a platform that was introduced in November of '06.

As a control measure and comparison, the search only pulled up 75,000 (less than 1/5) results for "p965 chipset problems," and that Intel chipset has been out for about 8-9 months longer.
http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0geu7k06TBGkSUBkaRXNyoA?p=p965+chipse t+problems&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-501&x=wrt

Take a look at the board I have, nekro, and see if you like the layout. It has the dual 16x PCI-E when in SLI even though it's a 650i. Very similar to the Striker, I think--it even says "Striker Extreme" under a labeled sticker placed along the bottom of the motherboard:

http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/13-131-153-04.jpg
http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/13-131-153-03.jpg

Here are some close up shots I took of mine:
http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/3641/p2280215gn3.jpg
http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/8329/p2280217dr0.jpg


Me and a pal of mine have been running this board for the last 2 1/2 months without a problem. It can be a little picky about RAM.. doesn't seem to like Crucial much. Loves G.Skill. BIOS releases have been slow, but then again it hasn't really needed it aside from boosting overclocking ability some. It's perfectly stable.

board looks nice, just again, just like with striker, i hate the fack that after i install one video card, i get 0! PCI-E 1x, stupid asus needs to stop with their dumb useless audio expansion card, or at least use normal pci-e 1x standard.

lack of esata on the back

are you sure its 16x in SLI? every 650i board i seen drops down to 8x in SLI.

Xion X2
04-26-07, 03:27 PM
are you sure its 16x in SLI? every 650i board i seen drops down to 8x in SLI.

It's 16x in SLI. This board uses the 590 southbridge. It's different from the rest of the 650i boards. It's the only one I've seen that does 16x on both in SLI:

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=371&type=expert&pid=2

nekrosoft13
04-26-07, 04:23 PM
i will look into it

i still hate this part

SupremeFX Audio Card
- ADI 1988B 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Support Jack-Sensing, Multi-streaming and Jack-Retasking
Coaxial, Optical S/PDIF out
DTS® Connect

asus really needs to stop doing this, use a normal PCI-E 1x, GOD DAMN IT

Xion X2
04-26-07, 04:49 PM
I wish they'd do that too, but there's still a lot of cheap-@sses out there who won't put 40$ down on a good sound card.

nekrosoft13
04-26-07, 06:44 PM
why is asus hiding that board?

its not on their site.