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Fastest Motherboard for Intel Xeon W3550 3.06 GHz Processor


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I just purchased a Intel Xeon W3550 3.06 GHz Processor


What would be the ideal mother board & PSU for this processor.

I am planning on using it for recording music. so i need a good amount of usb ports and at least 6 slots for ram.

My budget is around $200-300

Please help I am a novice and not sure where to go from here.

Edited by stellar.tone, 28 May 2010 - 04:09 PM.

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The Xeon W3550 is an LGA 1366 processor, so you'll want to look for an LGA 1366 board. Just curious, did you buy it because it was a Xeon or because it was Intel, or was it because it's used in Mac Pros? The Xeon is really meant as a server processor.
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i bought it cuz it was sold for only $390 ...

Will it not be suitable to run for Digital Audio Workstations

Im sure I could easily sell it for $600+?

Would a x58 motherboard work?

Edited by stellar.tone, 28 May 2010 - 08:11 PM.

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Oh, it will work for a DAW.

An X58 motherboard would work fine, in fact that's the only chipset for LGA 1366.
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Sweet so I'm guessing I did my home work.. Thanks!
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Would you know of any specific Mother board that would make the power of the processor reach its full potential without wasting it?

Edited by stellar.tone, 29 May 2010 - 05:41 AM.

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