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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Atnevon, May 16, 2008.

  1. Atnevon

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    Hey Ya'll,

    So I got to looking around, and I think I need a little catching up on chipsets and mobos.

    I looked at the new quod cores out, the Q9300 ect...If I were to put this in a new mobo, what specific chipsets will work. I don't think the 680i will work, but the 780 and 750 will correct. And the P45 and x30 and 40 series will.

    Now I have heard about the Nehalem coming out later this year or 09. I believe this is a quad, but not sure. Anyway, is there going to be a certin chipset coming out or is there something already.

    Basicly, if I wanted to build a new quad, I'm not sure totally of the mobo to get.

    Thanks for any recommendations you have.

    -Andrew
     
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    P31, P35, P45, X38, X48.

    all of those will support the 45nm quads, the first 2 will require BIOS updates though.

    The first Nehalem chipset we have heard about is the X58, and Nehalem is the platform name, there will be duals, quads, and even octo cores later in Nehalems life-space.

    If you have no use for CFX, and can't afford DDR3, I highly recommend getting a P35 based board. You can clock the nuts off it, and they give great features for the price.
     
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    if you have enough money and can live with your actual setup, i'd wait till the end of the year. If you dont have money to spent on a dreaming machine later, buy a 9300+p35 (abit ip35 pro?)
     
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    the 750, 780, and 790 chipsets also support new the 45nm cpus(although the 790's have problems with OC'ing)
     
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    If you're going to OC and would like to get the best bang for the $, a Q9300 would not be the optimal choice. Q9300 doesn't OC above 3GHz (7x multi) because they don't like FSBs higher than ~450MHz.

    Also, is this just a gaming machine or what? Quads simply aren't worth the extra $ for gamers at this point.
     
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    Actually, a P965 should support QX9650 as well. Remember ASUS Commando? Its latest BIOS lets you run QX9650 and some other 45nm CPU's.
     
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    That's correct some P965 boards do support 45nm CPUs, though some do it via beta BIOS. Even though there isn't much improvement in P35 over the P965, the latter are being phased out and are more difficult to find, not to mention cost about the same as P35. So P35 is the best choice right now, but if i were the OP i would wait and see what comes from Intel/AMD at the end of the year.
     
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    yeah 965 supports quads but maybe he wants a new board not only for quads, but also because he is tired of what he has. P35 is far better then 965. We should suggest him some boards. I think abit's IP35, MSI P35 NEO2, ASUS P5K pro, gigabyte ones are all a good choice.

    ps: i agree that u should go e8500, q9300 isnt that better for games
     

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