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Dr_BenD_over September 21, 2010 10:01 AM

Mobo suggestions for a possible X6 build?
 
Requirements:
1055T support (decent price, seem to overclock half decent)
2x8 or 2x16 Crossfire support
6 to 8+ SATA
PCI slot that would be usable in dual CF setup (you can pry my XM from my cold dead fingers)
preferrably a red black colour scheme like Asus's RoG lineup or at least something that goes easy on the pastel's everybody seems to be using these days :blarg:

I'd like to go i7 but I just can't swing it and I'm overdue for an upgrade. Ye olde Q6600 must be 3 years old by now.

ITaoI September 21, 2010 10:56 AM

Are you still planning use your DDR2 ram? Or you want a total revamp with the works, ddr3 support/sata3/usb3. In my opinion your york field is still pretty good and i would suggest waiting until 2011 and see what bulldozer(am3+) and sandy bridge(lga 1155) has to offer in performance/price of course.

Dr_BenD_over September 21, 2010 11:22 AM

I'd be switching ram over as well, no point in clinging on to out-of-date tech for the sake of a 100 bucks or so.

Bond007 September 21, 2010 11:49 AM

As much as it may be killing you for an upgrade, I would also hold out a few more months to see bulldozer/sandy bridge. I know new technologies are always just around the corner, but this seems to be a major change.

Dr_BenD_over September 21, 2010 12:10 PM

This would be an end of Nov. early Dec. thing anyway. I like to research things well in advance.

_dangtx_ September 21, 2010 12:13 PM

870a from giga, although i see the msi one isnt bad either.

ITaoI September 21, 2010 01:28 PM

Best bang for your buck i believe would be this ASRock 890GX EXTREME3 AM3 (newegg.ca,ncix carry them) it has 6 sata 3 ports,supports usb 3.0 and not 2 but 3 2.0 PCIE slots(8x8x4x):clap: and for yours only <$160+it almost like asus rog colors (instead black+red it black+blue) also i believe you should be able to put your X-fi XM on it bottom slot. Hm on a side note i believe PCIE 3.0 coming in November so something else to think about. A lot new stuff happening :whistle:

Dr_BenD_over September 23, 2010 12:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _dangtx_ (Post 431389)
870a from giga, although i see the msi one isnt bad either.

First one I added to my shopping cart, then I saw it was only x16/x4, I'm not going there again with CF.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ITaoI (Post 431418)
Best bang for your buck i believe would be this ASRock 890GX EXTREME3 AM3 (newegg.ca,ncix carry them) it has 6 sata 3 ports,supports usb 3.0 and not 2 but 3 2.0 PCIE slots(8x8x4x):clap: and for yours only <$160+it almost like asus rog colors (instead black+red it black+blue) also i believe you should be able to put your X-fi XM on it bottom slot. Hm on a side note i believe PCIE 3.0 coming in November so something else to think about. A lot new stuff happening :whistle:

Another on my list, NCIX didn't have it in stock (not that it really matters considering my purchase timeline)

_dangtx_ September 23, 2010 02:26 PM

hmm, you did check sky's review right?

Dr_BenD_over September 23, 2010 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _dangtx_ (Post 432194)
hmm, you did check sky's review right?

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...rd-review.html

That one?, no, x16/x4 was more than enough of a turn off, I've already been down that road, I'll stick with at least x8/x8


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