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Anyone of you guys overclocked a X6800 Extreme on a 680i Nvidia motherboard? I am ordering a system from Alienware, and I want to overclock the CPU and the mobo, but this will be my first time doing it and I want to get as much info as possible from others that have oc'ed this type of setup.

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Everybody here seems to have ASUS boards, mostly P5B-Deluxes. Why do you want the 680i? Dual videocards?
    
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I suppose because the Alienware system I am looking to buy comes equipped with the NVidia 680i mobo.
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I suppose because the Alienware system I am looking to buy comes equipped with the NVidia 680i mobo.
Oooh.....just build a PC yourself. Remember, Alienware is now Dell....don't think you can overclock the Alienwares either. And it will be cheaper.
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post #5 of 28
If it's on a 680i he can OC it. If it's on some crap Intel board, he can't.

Yes it will OC, and it will be a beast of a machine, however you could save a couple thousand dollars if you built it yourself, I'm sure.
    
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Check my sig for my current OC, benchmark stable, on evga 680i... there is more room to go.
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Hmm i agree with the other members, get a custom pc, alienware are too pricey plus im sure they lock some features in the BIOS to set some limits.
    
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Hmm i agree with the other members, get a custom pc, alienware are too pricey plus im sure they lock some features in the BIOS to set some limits.
Just as a note, alienware computers do not come with a locked bios. They cater to the enthusiast community, and as such, they leave the bios of the computers unlocked so the user can overclock. I have never used an alienware, but I am almost 100% sure this is true.
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Check my sig for my current OC, benchmark stable, on evga 680i... there is more room to go.

Yes, your sig caught my eye because the system I am building is almost identical to your system. I will post the specs in a few...

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I was thinking about building the system myself, but after doing a quick price comparision, I determined the actual price savings to be only a few hundred bucks, and definitely not in the thousands.

Alienware Area-51 7500
Total: $4,050 (not including tax/shipping)
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Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme X6800 2.93GHz
Windows Xp Pro (with free upgrade to Vista Business)
NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI Motherboard
2GB DDR2 Performance SDRAM at 800MHz
2 x 250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7,200 RPM on RAID 0
18x Dual Layer DVD±R/W Drive
768MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8800 GTX
700 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply
High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio (not SB)
Alienware mouse, keyboard, etc
3-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support w/ Onsite Service


CUSTOM BUILD PC (using the above components)
Total: $3,625 (from TigerDirect.com, not including tax/shipping)
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Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 2.93GHz
2-year On-Site Extended Waranty on CPU (total 3 years warrnty)
Windows Vista Business
EVGA nForce 680i SLI NVIDIA Socket 775 Mobo
2GB DDR2 Performance SDRAM at 800MHz (OCZ)
2 x 250GB WD Caviar SE 16 SATA 3Gb/s 7,200RPM on RAID 0
2 x PPA 2-Port SATA PCI Controller Card
Plextor 18x8x16x Dual Layer DVD±R/W Drive
EVGA nVidia 8800 GTX
Thermaltake Toughpower 750-Watt PowerSupply
Wireless Keyboard/Mouse
SoundBlaster X-Fi Fata1ity XtremeGamer
Case, cables, cords, etc

The main advantage of the AW system over the custom build PC is the 3-year warranty on all components. At least with AW full warranty I deal with Alienware customer service in the event any part needs to be replaced. With a custom build PC, I can potentially deal with 12 different manufactures, all of whom will be giving me the same crap about how I am not covered when it comes time for a replacement. Also, a free Vista Business upgrade is included, whereas with the custom build system I included $270 for Vista Business full version retail (approximate pricing from Zdnet).

The main advantage of the custom build PC over the AW system is clearly the price savings of about $425. For me, paying the extra $425 while getting the benefit of full warranty coverage for 3 years on the entire system is more than worth it.

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