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i am looking to get a pentium d 805 and overclock it on air cooling. This mobo was recommended by THG but its a bit pricey .I was wondering if there was maybe a cheaper board that would still achieve decent overclocks?

Help much appreciated
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Hi,

Yes there are other mobos! I think the best choice for the priece would be the DFI Infinity 975X which costs something like 170€ ( here in germany )

Edit: Here is Link from newegg: DFI Infinity 975X for 175$
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P5WDG2-WS

i am looking to get a pentium d 805 and overclock it on air cooling. This mobo was recommended by THG but its a bit pricey .I was wondering if there was maybe a cheaper board that would still achieve decent overclocks?

Help much appreciated
Just get the ASUS P5LD2 if you can. No problem taking an 805 to 4.0Ghz+ with the right cooling. Here in the mid-eastern US, my friend runs his 805 @ 3.6Ghz in the summer and 4.0Ghz in the winter months as it is 90°F+ in the summer and only tops out in the mid-50's all winter long.
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Hi,

Yes there are other mobos! I think the best choice for the priece would be the DFI Infinity 975X which costs something like 170€ ( here in germany )

Edit: Here is Link from newegg: DFI Infinity 975X for 175$

What do you think a realistic overclock would be with this board?

thanks again for help
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Just get the ASUS P5LD2 if you can. No problem taking an 805 to 4.0Ghz+ with the right cooling. Here in the mid-eastern US, my friend runs his 805 @ 3.6Ghz in the summer and 4.0Ghz in the winter months as it is 90°F+ in the summer and only tops out in the mid-50's all winter long.
I will be usig the zalman 9500 as this was also recomended. Although with the money saved on mobo do you think i should go wc?

deluxe or normal on mb?
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I do not really recommend the DFI Infinity 975X. As you can see, I have that board myself, but the latest official BIOS lacks advanced RAM settings. Only a Beta version of the BIOS has more advanced RAM settings. It works decent with my E6600, but no more than that.

A nice board for the D805 is indeed the P5LD2, and version 2 can handle Core 2 Duo CPUs if you ever plan to upgrade (also, given the price of the board you were looking at, the savings on the board will allow you to get a E6300.... if you don't have that D805 just yet).

A bit more expensive, but one of the best overclocking boards on the market, is the Asus P5B Deluxe.

I think either board should enable you to reach 4.0GHz with the D805

However, given your budget, I would highly recomment the Asus P5B deluxe for around $200 with an E6300 Allandale CPU for $180. It will overclock like nuts, and beat the D805 so hard, it's not even funny.
    
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that sounds like a plan chozart. i had been thinking about the c2d. i might go for d805 with p5b deluxe then upgrade to c2d when its cheaper.

thanks so much
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I am not sure the cheapest E6300 will get a whole lot cheaper. Also, you have to realize that if you get the D805 it'll cost you $90 now. Maybe you're lucky to sell it with, say, $40 loss. Still, that means the E6300 needs to drop to $140 or lower to make up for the difference.

I'd just bite the bullet, and get the E6300. Just my thought
    
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good point. if i did go with the e6300 which ram would you recommend?

i was looking at ocz pc2 5400 but that was just from what i read
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Ok, let's talk about the whole package. What is your budget, and which parts do you need?

For the E6300, I'd highly recomment DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) RAM.

Just give your budget for your whole rig, and we can figure something nice out. Also, what do you want to do with it (gaming, video editing, etc).
    
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