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    Q6600 Mid Range Board?

    Hello all first post so here it goes.

    Going to get a Q6600 but looking for a board to go with it. I havent and wont have two graphics cards so no SLI, looking for a more mid range board that can allow some overclocking. Ideally it will have two IDE controllers but I think they only have one these days.

    Any advice is welcome

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    The Abit IB9 has two IDE ports, and it'll run a Q6600.
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    I think I could do with just the one IDE, not that big a problem. Was looking at the GAP35 DS3R board from Gigabyte.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thejimbo View Post
    I think I could do with just the one IDE, not that big a problem. Was looking at the GAP35 DS3R board from Gigabyte.
    I was just about to suggest the Gigabyte DS3 - a good choice

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    I have the cheaper board in the gigabyte p-35 range and it'll take a quad core with 1333fsb, Highly recomed the gigabyte boards.

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    I think abit's IP35 can be a good alternative:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=605524

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    Cant really see many differences in the DS3 range, either the R or P, apart from the R can take DDR3 RAM. Is there a difference as they all seem to be around the £80 mark? Any better at overclocking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thejimbo View Post
    Cant really see many differences in the DS3 range, either the R or P, apart from the R can take DDR3 RAM. Is there a difference as they all seem to be around the £80 mark? Any better at overclocking?
    the P has firewire & a 2nd x16 (physical, x4 electrical) PCI-E slot.

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    A P35-DS3R doesn't take DDR3 RAM, the P35C does it. Otherwise DS3 differs from DS3R by the number of SATA slots, some other niggles.

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    Not too much difference in models then, might just get the one in stock. Is Twin 2x2048-8500C5D Corsair Dominator RAM a bit too much could the cheaper 800mhz stuff do just as fine?

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    Way too much. Just get some 800MHz stuff. The Q6600 only has a 1066FSB, which means it really is at 266MHz, so with 800MHz RAM (400x2) you have plenty of room for OCing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thejimbo View Post
    Not too much difference in models then, might just get the one in stock. Is Twin 2x2048-8500C5D Corsair Dominator RAM a bit too much could the cheaper 800mhz stuff do just as fine?
    The cheapest doesn't have the huge heatsink on the chipset.
    800 mhz will be perfectly fine in this mobo.

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    Wne for the DS3P board. Hopefully that will do a nice little job. COuldn't find the R board in stock anywhere

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