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Hey folks. I am looking to get a new motherboard that can run all my current specs but is a board i can buy new parts for in 4-6 months.

Currently:
P5NSLI
2 gig G.Skill PC6400
Dual Core Duo 2 E6400
PCI-E BFG Nvidia 8800 GTC OC 312mb

I would like to buy faster RAM soon, but MB would need to run current specs - want quad core cpu also....

any boards to get?

thanks

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Thanks for the reply. Are there any other options out there? thanks folks.

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Not all 775 socket mobos will support the new quad cores unfortunately.
I'm an SLI person (2 Nvidia graphics cards) so I have to get a 780i because the 680i doesn't currently support the new quads.

I'm fairly sure all the newer intel boards take the new quads. If you don't want SLI, a P35 board would be fine (as jermaghs07 suggests, though that link takes me to a RAM page...). From what I hear the X38 is not much better than the P35. The X48 is an unknown at the moment (to me anyway)

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your right not all 775 boards will take the new quad cores. but i don't think he will be getting a 3GHz core 2 duo extreem any time soon. seeing as they are about a thousand dollars. lol

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If the link doesn't work it is an ASUS P5K-E LGA 775 P35 ATX.

This is the same board i have in my computer, but i don't use SLI. i just have one single BFG 8800 GTS.

Personaly i think quad core is a waist of money. you can get alot faster dual core for half the money. unless you plan on running 10,000 programs at once you don't really need a quad core. I would stick with a 3Ghz Dual core.

Quad cores were developed for servers, and to put one in a desktop is not practical, it's just showing off.

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Currently quads are not utilised (unless you're doing heaps of things at once or playing Crysis) but it's about future-proofing. I don't upgrade very often, so when I do, I'll be getting a quad (Q9450).

The new Q9450 is essentially a replacement for the Q6600. It's not going to be a thousand dollars, more like 4 or 5 hundred. The extreme versions are for people with too much money.

I think you're spot on with the P35 board, though a sensible person would google it and read a few reviews before buying.

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