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I think, if anything, he'll keep the one video card or update it to 8800 with the step-up program. So what would be the best, non-SLI/CF, motherboard in terms of overclocking potential?
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post #12 of 33
Asus P5B-Deluxe. I'd get that and ditch the CPU cooler for a nice 500/550W PSU. Just my thoughts. Or ditch that Sound card and get the Zalman and a good PSU, it'll overclock a lot better than a 430W generic PSU.
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post #13 of 33
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I just read this anandtech article and think that the Asus P5B-E would be an alright mobo since he's not going to use the SLI feature of the P5B-Deluxe. Thoughts?
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The P5B-E is limited vdimm-wise, to 2.1, but if no serious OCing is planned I have found it to be excellent.
    
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The P5B-E is limited vdimm-wise, to 2.1, but if no serious OCing is planned I have found it to be excellent.
Even with 2.1 VDimm the link I posted previously it gave a +84% on the overclock. I think that will work for him. (I know all results arn't the same.) I'll check the firestix specs and see how they perform in that voltage range.

EDIT:Argosy, do you have the 1.01G or 1.02G revision of the motherboard?
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I have the 1.01G version
    
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post #17 of 33
get 2GB DDR2800 OCZ S.O.E. Urban, an E6600 or above, and if you want to overclock a 975X or a 680i chipset and if you have no need for overclocking than a P965 would do great. Plus a 600W PSU or above.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xTREME X55X View Post
get 2GB DDR2800 OCZ S.O.E. Urban, an E6600 or above, and if you want to overclock a 975X or a 680i chipset and if you have no need for overclocking than a P965 would do great. Plus a 600W PSU or above.
The P965 is better for OCing right now then the 975 chipset. The 680i is limited right now because any high FSB's knock out the SATA.
    
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The P965 is better for OCing right now then the 975 chipset. The 680i is limited right now because any high FSB's knock out the SATA.
Did you get your Conroes FSB to 1066MHz with your 667 MHz RAM?
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post #20 of 33
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I have the 1.01G version
I believe that the VDIMM was 'fixed' to go above 2.1 in the 1.02G version. So hopefully he'll get lucky.
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