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post #1 of 10
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Alright, I keep teetering back and forth

The choice is between the following for my new build, both combos are basically the same price and both seem to be overclocking to near the same performance.

The components will be running on either a P5B-E or a P5B-Deluxe, depending on Newegg's stock at the time of my order.

I have used http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1075792 <this chart to compare OC'ing abilities.

The question is.. What would you do?

E6300 ($180) + Buffalo Firestix ($240)

OR

E6400 ($218)
+ G-Skill ($215)

I am looking to hit 3.0-3.2ghz (or more) coupled with a BT..
post #2 of 10
i ordered the firestix and the E6300 w/ the deluxe today...i hope its goin to be good!!!
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E6300 ($180) + Buffalo Firestix ($240)
    
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E6300 ($180) + Buffalo Firestix ($240)
I was waiting for you Boredom..
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E6300 ($180) + Buffalo Firestix ($240)
cant complain..
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post #6 of 10
Reading some of the posts over at XS it seems that the P5B-E only allows up to 2.1vdimm and if that is the case then you won't be able to OC the Firestix's very far

If you can't get the P5B Deluxe then you should look into getting the Gigabyte DS3 instead
    
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post #7 of 10
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If I can't get an OEM P5B-D then I'll go with the DS3... or the S3 and upgrade something else in my cart!
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131045R

there ya go, oem deals are pretty good as long as you dont need any of the extra stuff because sometimes it dont come with it but they work fine
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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by MADMAX22 View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131045R

there ya go, oem deals are pretty good as long as you dont need any of the extra stuff because sometimes it dont come with it but they work fine
Thanks man, I see it there on and off, I just hope its in stock when I'm ready. Rep+ for the effort!
post #10 of 10
Instead of the Firestix, why not the Crucial DDR2 1000: $260 AMIR, only $20 more for some good Micron D9 kit. Won't find a better deal than that around, $100 off already.
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