Recommend a MOBO for a Q9300 CPU

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Recommend a MOBO for a Q9300 CPU

Post by saltydog806 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:35 pm

Hello All,

Haven't been here for a while and want to wish all a Happy New Year and "May the best of 2008 be the worst of 2009" :drinkers:

Now to the point. I finally have all the parts to build my new Rig,however. I was going to purchase the Intel Q6600 CPU then I saw that the Q9300 was on sale for $170.00 and bought one. My motherborard is a Gigabyte X38-DQ6. I was told that the Q6600 would Overclock better than the Q9300 on a X38 chipset mobo but that the Q9300 on a P45 chipset mobo would run rings around it so I bought the Q9300 with the idea of switching out boards somtime in the future. Now the rub. I had to RMA the Gigabyte board I bought on Ebay though this turned out well, the sent me a brand new mobo :) .My thoughts are that since this is a brand new board still in sealed package I would try to find out if I can sell it and get a board that will compliment the Q9300 better ( or mabye I'm just afraid to do the build and I am putting it off ). I fold,play games,surf and want to overclock. I am staying with DDR2 memory at this point. So.

1.What boards do you recommend (asuming the above is true)?
2.More general what is the best chipset?
Links for Q9300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819115043
http://compare.intel.com/pcc/showchart. ... ture=en-US
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Re: Recommend a MOBO for a Q9300 CPU

Post by IRQ Conflict » Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:58 pm

Neither of those two links are working for me. The Intel one draws a blank and the egg one says 'server error'.
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Re: Recommend a MOBO for a Q9300 CPU

Post by Apoptosis » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:56 pm

yeah looks like he posted in another forum and copy/pasted here as they link was shortened.
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Re: Recommend a MOBO for a Q9300 CPU

Post by saltydog806 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:23 am

Apoptosis wrote:yeah looks like he posted in another forum and copy/pasted here as they link was shortened.
Sorry folks. Links are fixed. They are just info on the Q9300

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