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Old November 20, 2007, 05:46 PM
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Question Motherboard for a Q6600: is there one with 2xPCI-E x16 and 1xPCI-E x8 out there?

I've been looking for an appropriate motherbord.

I have specific needs in that I would love to have 2 PCI-E x16 (two ATI boards for either a 4 monitor setup or a Crossfire down the road) plus another PCI-E x8 (I have a RAID controller card that is a x8)

Are you aware of any board that will work great with the Q6600 and have these 3 PCI-E 2.0 slots and be fairly future proof?

I've been thinking to stick to a x38 board but are the Nvidia chipset motherboards worth getting if I'm considering mild overclocking?


Thanks! And my first post.

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Old November 20, 2007, 06:16 PM
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Old November 20, 2007, 09:35 PM
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Hey Cptn,

Yes, it seems I was also just looking and there is the new Asus Maximus Extreme with 3 PCIe running at x16, x8, x8. The second one, the P5E3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP@n, only runs x16 , x16, x4 which is no good for me.

Anyone else: Is there a PCIe 2.0 x16, x16, x8 out there yet? I"m not as familiar with other manufacturers.

Has anyone used the Foxconn brand before with good reviews? I found the Foxconn X38A listed as having 3 x16 slots... I just found that the 3rd PCIe black slot is really only x4.

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Old January 9, 2008, 01:46 AM
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Thumbs up Recommend DFI X38 Series Motherboard

I am a big fan of DFI motherboards and currently own a LanParty UT P35-T2R motherboard, which is based on the P35 chipset. However, DFI has since released a LanParty LT X38 Motherboard, which has the features you are looking for and is very overclockable. If I had to get a motherboard today with ATI CrossFire support, the X38 version from DFI would get my vote.
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Old January 9, 2008, 12:22 PM
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Some X38 boards.. Why would you need 16x, 16x, 8x anyway?
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