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Which Motherboard for a Intel Q6700?

I want to have a Custom Desktop with an Intel Q6700 inside.

I was looking for something that can support up to 4 SATA Hard Drives, has the ability in the BIOS to be able to boot from a USB Device (I guess that is standard now?), and can support both DDR2 and DDR3 RAM once that becomes more affordable.

Any recommendations?


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Go to Newegg.com you can search on that criteria

In reply to: Which Motherboard for a Intel Q6700?

socket 775, DDR2 and DDR3, etc., and see the buyer comment/reviews.


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don't get ddr2+ddr3 support

In reply to: Which Motherboard for a Intel Q6700?

it's pointless since at the same speed, there's virtually no performance difference (ddr2 has the edge at 1066 or less because of lower latency) and the board will have half the capacity of a regular board (usually only 2-4gb vs. 4-8gb). get a ddr3 board when it becomes affordable.

if you don't have the q6700 now, wait 2 more weeks since intel is finally releasing the q9000 series. the 2.83ghz 12mb L2 q9550 will be about $590 (vs. the 2.66ghz 8mb L2 q6700 for $540). the 2.66ghz 12mb L2 q9450 will be about $350 and outperform the q6700 by about 10%.

look for a board based on the x38 or x48 chipset for best performance.
go with a p35 board for good performance at a lower price:

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Difference between Q6600 and Q6700?

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There doesn't seem to be much of a difference between the Q6600 and the Q6700 outside of the $200 price difference. Has that been the experience of everyone else? I'm sort of wondering if what is to me a small performance boost is worth the extra $200

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Only you can decide at what point the price increase

In reply to: Difference between Q6600 and Q6700?

is too great for the extra performance..in this case about 260Mhz.

If you need every ounce of performance the system can give, then get the Q6700. But for me the Q6700 wasn't worth the extra $$. Unless you get a super deal ... where the Q6700 is priced much much closer to the Q6600, you could save yourself $300 or put it toward something that can really give you greater return on investment.


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