Q6600 - Best motherboard for this intel quad?

  athertpa 19:56 23 Mar 2009

Hi all,

Can anyone recommend a decent motherboard for a max of £100 that will be ok for the next year or so (can be upgraded)???

I am a noob who desperately wants to build a pc, have decided on the processor but now I need a MOBO (just picked up the lingo!)

Thanks for your help!

  FatboySlim71 20:58 23 Mar 2009

I got the Gigibyte GA-P35-DQ6 motherboard with my quad core Q6600 on a PC I got built from Cougar Extreme last Feb.

It is a very good quality motherboard, I think it cost around £70, although I cannot be certain now.

When you say "that will be ok for the next year or so (can be upgraded)???". Do you mean you will be wanting to upgrade the motherboard? cause if you are it might cause problems with you OS, as OEM versions of windows normally don't allow such a big upgrade as a motherboard replacement without the need to purchase a new license, if I'm not mistaken.

  citadel 21:05 23 Mar 2009

p45 boards have taken over from p35,many to choose from.

  athertpa 21:30 24 Mar 2009

how does the ASUS P5Q SE/R S775 Intel P45 sound??

  citadel 22:56 24 Mar 2009

asus p5q ok and asus user friedly boards make it easy to build a system.

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