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I'm not a OCer, so I usually just go with the best of the best, when I do OC I only OC like 200mhz.
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Here is your chance to learn =)

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Yea, I'd get an E6600 and overclock it. 3.0GHz is considered a very low overclock on those CPUs.
    
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Glad to see your here Chozart, do you have any idea how a Quad Core OCs? You think i'll be able to take 2.66 to 3ghz on a BT VX?

Money isnt really the issue, I saved up for the Quad Core. If it can be easily OCed to 3ghz i'd be plenty happy.
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Glad to see your here Chozart, do you have any idea how a Quad Core OCs? You think i'll be able to take 2.66 to 3ghz on a BT VX?

Money isnt really the issue, I saved up for the Quad Core. If it can be easily OCed to 3ghz i'd be plenty happy.
*shoots himself*

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...ghlight=qx6800

Its an ES so expect lower results with the retail chips
    
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If you get appropriate cooling, I think it'll be possible.

However, I don't see any reason for the Quad, unless you plan to fold on four cores. I'd save half the money and get an E6700, which also runs at 2.66GHz, and does overclock to 3.0GHz without even blinking your eyes. But, the $300 E6600 also over****s easily to 3.0GHz.

Honestly, it's a waste of money in my opinion.
    
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I've made up my mind to either go with the x6800 or the QX6700.

I might go with a X6800 and then save the money and get a 2nd G80, in the near future.

I'm not a big fan of OCing.. If i'm going to OC its gonna be 400mhz or less, most likely. I'd rather spend big bucks and run a processor on stock then to OC it. (I'm not sure why its just how I am)

The x6800 OCs well doesnt it? How far could I push that on a BT VX?
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I've made up my mind to either go with the x6800 or the QX6700.

I might go with a X6800 and then save the money and get a 2nd G80, in the near future.

I'm not a big fan of OCing.. If i'm going to OC its gonna be 400mhz or less, most likely. I'd rather spend big bucks and run a processor on stock then to OC it. (I'm not sure why its just how I am)

The x6800 OCs well doesnt it? How far could I push that on a BT VX?
Ahahaha, you're intel's favorite customer now! Buying the expensive processor then not touching it!
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order me one while you're at it mr. money bags
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How about this... I guide you through OCing the E6600 and you send me the money you saved?

Both Allendale and Conroe OC VERY well, hence the X6800 being a waste of money
    
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