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What's the best mobo out for a Q6600?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by alexthecheese, 1 Dec 2007.

  1. alexthecheese


    Joined: 10 Mar 2006

    Posts: 3,977

    As the title really, what's the best for a decent price for overclocking etc.? Cheers.
  2. antc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,753

    Location: Nottinghamshire

    i would also be very interested to know this as its the chip im about to purchase:)
  3. gt_junkie


    Joined: 20 Mar 2006

    Posts: 8,090

    Location: The Lakes

    P35 boards are known proven clockers. The newer X38's are too but are pricey as they're pretty much brand spanking.

  4. coolur


    Joined: 18 Sep 2005

    Posts: 21

    Just got this


    I have just got a Q6600 and a Gigabyte P35 DS4...

    Overclocks fine.

    Rock Stable.

    Does not run stinking hot like my 680i mobo :)

    Overall a very nice board with silent cooling that does not run steaming hot!

    If you want SLi though this is not the board for you.


  5. Realist


    Joined: 27 Nov 2003

    Posts: 471

    Location: Near Cardiff

    Im using the P5K for my Q6600 and so far had no problems.
  6. Darkwave


    Joined: 25 Oct 2005

    Posts: 13,780

    Can't recommend the Abit IP35 Pro enough. :)
  7. jbloggs


    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 6,961

    Location: NI

    If money is no object the Gigabyte GA X38 DQ6 or Asus Maximus Formula SE....X38 chipset.

    If your not up to spending that much, you really could not go wrong with the Abit IP35 Pro....P35 chipset. :)
  8. Big.Wayne


    Joined: 11 Sep 2003

    Posts: 14,690

    Location: London

    I am wondering some of these boards are in the region of £85 while others are like £170.

    What are you spending the extra money on with the really expensive boards? Is it all that extra heatpipe stuff and watercooled NB's?

    I mean don't just quote me some marketing guff but highlight some benefits that have real world use?
  9. Billy 2 Sips


    Joined: 18 Jul 2006

    Posts: 590

    Another vote for the IP35 pro.....great board.
  10. schumi84


    Joined: 5 Sep 2006

    Posts: 3,550

    Location: West Ewell, Surrey

    I am gonna be going for the P35 DS4 when i get my q6600, as will dabble a little bit with xfire, so that is my suggestion.