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As far as I've heard the qx6700 can do 3.2GHz on stock cooling, which is being said to be quite decent, although noisy. With a Big Typhoon and a well ventilated case you should be fine @3.2GHz.
Since the money don't seem to be an issue I'd advice you to give another 90$ on a Pentium D 805 and OC that one for the starters, afterwards you can sell it. OCing ain't so dificult, but screw-ups are possible. You would prefer to screw up a 90$ CPU better than a 1300$ one, won't you? Consider it as a warm-up
Thanks dragosmp,yeh 3.2GHz i could be happy with,the stacker case only has 2 120m case fans plus the big typhoon,i had to remove the fan up top of the case due to the power supply being to long,hopfully those fans will be enough to keep it stable at 3.2GHz,i could allways add a couple more fans anyway if i get into to much trouble.

That Pentium D 805 sounds like a good idea,i will look at getting one of those first.

I was thinking about going water cooling but i have a feeling that this clloing method would be a lot of maintenance.
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I ordered the QX6700 today should turn up in a couple days,i was reading about lapping the heatsinc today where it is suppose to give you about 5 degrees less.

So i took the big typhoon down the shed today and lapped it with 400,600,800,1200,and 2000 wet and dry and it's got a real nice mirror finish to it now,i read people also lap the cpu but i don't think i would like to chance that,hopfully just doing the heatsinc will do enough.
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I'm gonna tell you what I've been telling everyone with this question. At one point a lot have said "Why do you need dual core? Nothing supports it!"...
Then perhaps you should not be telling people that because the information is false. All applications in general, not just games, can benefit from multi-core processors. I can tell you that software such as application servers, web servers, database servers, etc, are all heavily multi-threaded. Being a programmer and developer myself for 8 years now, a quad core CPU would increase my productivity tremendously over a dual core.

Also, games and software in general are not developed based on "cores", they are simply multi-threaded, or programmed to run mutli execution contexts. The OS will handle the allocation of threads to those cores that can process additional load, and as such, quad core would perform better over the dual core.

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I finally got my QX6700 and got the new rig running yesterday,i have just started playing around with the overclocking and so far i have raised the multiplier to 11 and upped the fsb a bit,not sure if these options are safe but i got the memory voltage at 2.20,the cpu voltage at 1.425 and its running at 3085 mhz at the moment which seems very stable.

I did my first benchmark with 3dmark06 and got a score of 14045



One thing i can't workout is why does it say here that the rank number 1 spot has a score of 13046 but then it says my rank is 1156 even though i have a higher score than the number 1 spot,this is all new to me but it doesn't make sence.



The temps are 42 degrees at idle so i just ordered 2 of these fans to add in the case http://www.pccasegear.com/prod3652.htm i will put them in that side door that way they will be aimed right at the cpu and graphics card.
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Nice garry , post back with what you get her up to. I think to be the most futureproof, you made the right decision by going quad for sure. I don't know if you've heard of folding http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...need-know.html , but you could put those four cores on the floor for a good cause. I do it mostly because of what it's for, to find cures, but every conroe core we have for team 37726 is a bonus too! Reason I mean this, is that quad baby is made for folding, set it up on all four cores, and it would fly.

Anyway, nice rig man me likey . I'm kinda waiting for next stepping/rev/series/whatever of quads. Once they clock better, and cost less, I'm on it!!
    
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I think the quad was a good choice. My school just got two quad xeon 3GHz pro macs in and they're amazingly fast. They open stuff that is slow on the g5's immediately. Its scary how fast they are. lol
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