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Based on your explanation, the eVGA 680i based board is a good choice. It's a good overclocked! (P965 based boards are slightly better, but 3.0GHz with a E6400 on the eVGA board should be easy).

The board matched your wishes, and I see no objection against it.

Why would you overclock RAM more than the CPU?? If you are able to push the RAM more, then I see no reason to push the CPU also. Only when the CPU has no more headroom might it be worthwile to overclock the RAM on its own. Don't expect too dramatic reactions by overclocking RAM on its own. When I did it, there was no difference in gaming performance and 3DMark benchies. The only difference was in SuperPi 1MB (about 0.25 seconds difference between DDR2 667 and DDR2 1000 speeds)
    
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thanks when i say overclocking i mean as far as i can get with air and my zalman 9500. i just noticed that the prices of the corsair ram i was planing on getting have raised alot in the last few weeks. what do you think i should aim for as far as the cpu overclock with what i have said?
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i got the money, gonna order the evga mobo and 6400 tomorrow. still a ify on the ram and suggestions? probably gonna hold off awhile for the vga.
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