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here is the list of Mobos from my supplier (Australia)

http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog...=61f7432567439acb79b61e9d532a6d0e&cPath=36_62

Here are my specs:
Intel Q6600 (OCed - not sure as to how much yet)
XFX 8800GTS 512MB (G92) (Stock - but I will OC myself - not sure as to how much yet, will see how I go when I get it)
Team Xtreem DDR2 2GB PC-8500/1066 (2x1GB) Ram
2x Seagate 500GB SATA II 32MB 7200rpm (1TB total storage)
Pioneer SATA 215BK Dual Layer DVD drive
Lite-On Super Allwrite SATA Lightscribe Dual Layer DVD Re-writer
Thermaltake ToughPower Pro 750w
Antec P182
Thermaltake Big Typhoon 120 VX Cooler
Leadtek DTV2000H Hybrid TV Tuner
D-Link DWL-G520M MIMO 108G Wireless
Soundblaster X-Fi Extreme Gamer Sound card

I want a board which will give good performance, reliable and is good at overlcokcing my CPU and GPU... IT MUST BE FROM THE LIST PROVIDED

Thanks guys,
 
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whats the max ?

going sli ?
 

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I was going SLI but decided against it... I don't know whether to get an SLI board so I can add another 8800GTS in the future but I think I would probably just upgrade my graphics card at that point
 
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I was going SLI but decided against it... I don't know whether to get an SLI board so I can add another 8800GTS in the future but I think I would probably just upgrade my graphics card at that point

What's the max??? maz what?
money you want to spend :p
 

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probs about $300-350 at the absolute most
 

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I was looking at that one but is there a big difference between the DQ6 and the DS4 or DS5... and what is the X38T?
not exactly sure, but i believe that the X38T is the better one.
 

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I was looking at that one but is there a big difference between the DQ6 and the DS4 or DS5... and what is the X38T?
DDR3 X38T ;)
 

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well the Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 if you look at the pics it has more ics around cpu socket which would help more with the oc being stable at higher speeds
 

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i have looked and the only noticable difference between the X38T-GQ6 and regular DQ6 is the fact that the X38T has DDR3 support and higher bus speeds (1600 as opposed to 1333)

Would this make much of a difference?
 
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i have looked and the only noticable difference between the X38T-GQ6 and regular DQ6 is the fact that the X38T has DDR3 support and higher bus speeds (1600 as opposed to 1333)

Would this make much of a difference?
the x38 does 1600 fsb as well. theres some minor differences for ocing as well w/ the boards, but they are usually very near to each other. the gigabyte p35 boards are a good example:

 

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which is best and most stable for OCing
 

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cool thanks
 
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yeah but is that US or Australian dollars?

I'm happy with the Gigabyte one but thanks anyway
lol click on the price its from that site centrecom.com.au ;)
 

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oh really?? lol.... it sounded cheap so I assumed it was US haha

Which board would be the better performer and more reliable, the asus P5E or the GB DQ6??
 
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