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OK..if you put it that way, I agree....but it isn't rocket science.
It is for new people.


Nate_AVA; I would say once you get your motherboard, try to save all the info that is related in terms of overclocking whenever you see someone using the same type of hardware you'll be using when "they (whomever)" post their overclocking results.

Or start looking into it now for when the times comes you'll have at least an idea of how it can/could be done.
post #12 of 24
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Alright, thanks Nasgul. Pardon my ignorance here, but I will have to purchase the chipset (either the P965 or 975X) separately from the motherboard, or do they already come with one depending on which one you get? It looks like I'm stuck between purchasing either the P5W-DH Deluxe or the P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP. What would you all recommend or suggest based on experience with these two different mobos/chipsets? I'm not too concerned about OCing difficulty on either of these two boards, I just want to make sure I'm not too limited on how far I can push it (FSB, etc.). Thanks again!
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post #13 of 24
A chipset is what the MBs are based around and offer different features.. the 965 is what the Asus P5B is based upon, there is a 965-C2 version coming soon whcih should offer higher FSBs a bit easier.

Apart from the CPU, look at you GPU pathway as the chipsets offer different support, this should be a considering factor in your decision.

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Alright, thanks Nasgul. Pardon my ignorance here, but I will have to purchase the chipset (either the P965 or 975X) separately from the motherboard, or do they already come with one depending on which one you get? It looks like I'm stuck between purchasing either the P5W-DH Deluxe or the P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP. What would you all recommend or suggest based on experience with these two different mobos/chipsets? I'm not too concerned about OCing difficulty on either of these two boards, I just want to make sure I'm not too limited on how far I can push it (FSB, etc.). Thanks again!
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post #14 of 24
The S3 from gigabyte can be found UNDER a $100 and overclocks just as well. People have gotten it to 450 FSB without a problem.
post #15 of 24
Wow sounds like an Asus vs Gigabyte at war post haha sorry.

Well im setting up the new Abit 975 board and will let you know about it by the end of the week or so.

Been using Asus and Abit borads for some time Gigabyte boards never was fond of.
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post #16 of 24
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A chipset is what the MBs are based around and offer different features.. the 965 is what the Asus P5B is based upon, there is a 965-C2 version coming soon whcih should offer higher FSBs a bit easier.

Apart from the CPU, look at you GPU pathway as the chipsets offer different support, this should be a considering factor in your decision.
I'd like to purchase a mobo with Crossfire support as I'll probably have compatible GPU ATIs by the end of the year. Sorry I didn't mention that before. So with this bit of info in mind, would you all still suggest the P5W-DH or the P5B Deluxe or the Gigabyte one?

Also, since I'm already on this topic, what set of RAM would cater to my needs? Does it depend on which mobo I go with? If it does or does not, could you all recommend any? I looking to get at least 1GB, if not 2GB. Thanks!
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post #17 of 24
I think we need a sticky with the summary of boards that work well with the E6600:

1) P5B Deluxe and P5B Deluxe WiFi-AP
2) P5W DH
3) Gigabyte DS3

If you want I can summarize it in some more detail.

This question is getting kind of old. I will work on it later.
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post #18 of 24
Based upon your GPU selection then the 975 chipset will be required, at least for now.

As for memory, this will come down to your budget, for these Intel setups the better the memory the more likely your will be able to OC. Look at some GSkill, OCZ, GeIL ... 2Gb would be better but again it is a budget thing.

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I'd like to purchase a mobo with Crossfire support as I'll probably have compatible GPU ATIs by the end of the year. Sorry I didn't mention that before. So with this bit of info in mind, would you all still suggest the P5W-DH or the P5B Deluxe or the Gigabyte one?

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post #19 of 24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mtuccio
I think we need a sticky with the summary of boards that work well with the E6600:

1) P5B Deluxe and P5B Deluxe WiFi-AP
2) P5W DH
3) Gigabyte DS3

If you want I can summarize it in some more detail.

This question is getting kind of old. I will work on it later.
Yeah, that would be great if you could summarize. It does look like this question does get asked quite often, so a sticky would be a nice thing. As for my budget for RAM, I don't want to pay top-dollar for the best, just some nice RAM that gives decently good performance (at least 1GB, would prefer 2GB).
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post #20 of 24
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So which one is the better overclocker as of now, in terms of Conroes (specifically the E6600): the P5W DH or the P5B Deluxe? Can this really be determined or is generally based largely on preference? Would BIOS updates in the future help one out better than the other? Sorry for the confusion here. Thanks.
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