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post #1 of 17
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This will be my first Intel build, will this be a good overclocker?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128018
Do I want the 965G or P?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145033
Is there a cheaper memory available that will oc well?
post #2 of 17
Great Processor choice.

Mobo is good, P965 or G965 is fine.

Ram is ok, but get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231065

It's cheaper and will OC to ~1000mhz, which you'll be hard-pressed to reach with the overclocking abilities of the CPU.

Everyone uses the G.Skill, it's just a great set.
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post #3 of 17
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Thanks, is there a difference between the G or P though?

I have a value G.Skill now and it can oc decently on my rig now, so I'll probably go with that.
post #4 of 17
Try this.

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post #5 of 17
The G means that the motherboard has intergrated graphics...which you will almost never use (cuz they suck).

The P just means that it is in need of a graphics adapter, so the P is typically cheaper, and is the better choice if you're going to buy a new gpu.
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post #6 of 17
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Theyre the same price and Im not gonna use intergrated graphics, will they perform the same? Could always uses integrated for emergency use...
post #7 of 17
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If the cpu and mobo are rated at 1066mhz and the ram is at 800mhz, wont it bottleneck it? Or are they rated differently?
post #8 of 17
The CPU is quad-pumped, giving it an effective 266 mhz FSB.

The ram is DDR2 - Double data rate, making it a real-time speed of 400 mhz. That gives you 133mhz FSB to play around with, unless you overclock your ram.
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post #9 of 17
Go with the P if you can. The mere presence of the integrated is a hinderance on the CPU, not to mention your NorthBridge will probably become hotter since this is where the integrated is located.

For the better overclocking/performing board, go with the P965. If your main card ever DOES die...which is unlikely, then you can always fall back onto a PCI or other PCIEx. card you have.

I just usually stay away from integrated, just my personal preference.
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post #10 of 17
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I'll get the P then...and thanks to both of you
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