View Full Version : Recommend a good MoBo for a Q9550 processor?

September 16th, 2009, 06:16
Anyone have recommendations on a MoBo that works good with a Q9550 (2.83GHzx4)?
I'm kinda eyeballing the Asus P5E Deluxe.

I found one of these NIB for a hair under $200 and I'm thinking about throwing together some new guts for my flying rig if I can get a decent board.
Will be an XPPro-32, Vista (32 or 64), and Linux machine...probably 7 when it comes out too.
I would be keeping my 8800GTX card.

I's kinda stupid on the Intel chips (been running AMD for many years)

September 16th, 2009, 15:30
How much money do I have to spend.

September 17th, 2009, 05:10
I was thinking about boards under $200...closer to $100 would be nice, but I'm more concerned with a good OCing board than bargain price. The P5E Deluxe seems to have good reviews as far as performance and cost.

I'd have to buy new RAM DDR2 1066 or 1200 and I'd like to keep the whole upgrade package somewhere in the $400-500 range.

A co-worker of mine has the CPU. He's about as bad of a packrat as I am...he picked it up a while back while gathering parts for an upgrade, but he just got a new i7 & MoBo so this Q9550 is up for sale.