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Keep in mind that there is a pretty fine balance when buying chips that you plan to OC. You're going to have to spend a certain amount regardless if you get a chip with a lower multi or a chip with a higher multi. On the one hand, if you get a cheaper chip, you're going to have to spend a bit more on a quality mobo to ensure that you will get a high fsb to balance out the low multi. On the other hand, if you get a more expense chip, it'll cost more at the beginning, but you don't have to have a super nice mobo to get a decent OC.

Of course the other two permutations of this is to get a cheaper chip and a cheaper mobo, but you will not get a great OC or get a great chip and a great mobo which will yield the best OC, but at the great expense of the wallet.
    
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Keep in mind that there is a pretty fine balance when buying chips that you plan to OC. You're going to have to spend a certain amount regardless if you get a chip with a lower multi or a chip with a higher multi. On the one hand, if you get a cheaper chip, you're going to have to spend a bit more on a quality mobo to ensure that you will get a high fsb to balance out the low multi. On the other hand, if you get a more expense chip, it'll cost more at the beginning, but you don't have to have a super nice mobo to get a decent OC.

Of course the other two permutations of this is to get a cheaper chip and a cheaper mobo, but you will not get a great OC or get a great chip and a great mobo which will yield the best OC, but at the great expense of the wallet.
pssh, my motherboard cost 60 bucks and the opty cost 150ish. there's a really nice overclocking system for 210 bucks.
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pssh, my motherboard cost 60 bucks and the opty cost 150ish. there's a really nice overclocking system for 210 bucks.
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Well I Would have gone with the 165 Personally. Even though with the 9x Multi your RAM isnt too bad and would be able to stand up to a pretty decent Overclock.
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actually you can still get really high overclocks w/ crappy RAM to a point. as long as you run a really aggressive divider. you'll only start getting problems if you want to unrealistically overclock your opty to like 4 GHz =/
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Well yes 4ghz is rather Excessive lol.
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