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Everyone is going conroe so i know this thread isnt really special...anyway i am getting CPU/HSF/MOBO/RAM and keeping all the other parts in my sig, and modding my case (my case OWNS btw $16 full tower beige, just RIPE for modding )
so i have a question:
i saw this
Quote:
Biostar TForce P965PT (/Deluxe)
The Highs-
• Insane Overclocking capabilities!
• Price!
• Flash-able to Deluxe BIOS
• Sweet looking board for the price

The Lows-
• RAID is a mess
• BIOS selections (max 2.2v vDimm)
• No Firewire
• Poor chipset cooling
• Biostar’s Rep

Thoughts- Ok, I am about to buy one of these boards myself. The Pook and others have reached above 500FSB without any problems. Though it’s required to add secondary cooling to the Northbridge. Second, I recommend flashing the board to the Deluxe BIOS version of the motherboard. This allows for more voltage options, and better overclocking abilities. So long story short, this is a stripper version of the Gigabyte-DS3, with better overclocking results, and for a cheaper price. Now, the downsides are long, but can be fixed. The chipset is definitely going to need cooling above 440 FSB, and it’s definitely going to need that BIOS flash for the upper end of 400’s-500’s. Now, with that said, why hasn’t this board been talked about very much? Good question and I have no answer. It’s literally the most underrated board as far as Core 2 Duo setups go. So boys, buy up, because boards like these don’t last long.
-Thanks to The Pook for thoughts
is this mobo better than both the P5B and the P5B-E? if i choose to get it then WHAT BRIDGE (north or south?) needs to be cooled, and can some one give me an EXAMPLE from newegg what a northbridge cooler is..i know it is a small HSF but i want to see one plz.

is it true that one can exceed 500FSB easily with JUST a BIOS FLASH AND NORTH/SOUTH BRIDGE COOLING?!?!

also what cooler should i get? my budget is tight so i thought Freezer 7 pro. but if i get a 6400, and wanna go over 450FSB, do i need anything better? i saw some guys on hardforums who got 3.6 with a DS3 and Freezer 7 pro...but idk...


anyway im hoping to have $500 for these four things
e6400
OCZ SOE DDR2 900 1GB stick
mobo-btwn two above
cooler-any suggestions open
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel C2D e6400 GIGABYTE GA965P-S3 nVidia GeForce 7600GT 1 GB DDR 800 OCZ Gold 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB WD DVD+-RW XP-games+Gentoo-programmin 21' Sun CRT (pwns LCD) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Regular PS/2 "Quietkey" 680WEchoStar+500Wforfans Uber-modded SuperTower(got for $16!)dual PSU+LEDs USB Optical Dell *ewww, dell* 
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Intel C2D e6400 GIGABYTE GA965P-S3 nVidia GeForce 7600GT 1 GB DDR 800 OCZ Gold 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB WD DVD+-RW XP-games+Gentoo-programmin 21' Sun CRT (pwns LCD) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Regular PS/2 "Quietkey" 680WEchoStar+500Wforfans Uber-modded SuperTower(got for $16!)dual PSU+LEDs USB Optical Dell *ewww, dell* 
Mouse Pad
"ALGOR" POS 
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will this work on the NB of a BIOSTAR P965PT (Deluxe) ?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103155
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel C2D e6400 GIGABYTE GA965P-S3 nVidia GeForce 7600GT 1 GB DDR 800 OCZ Gold 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB WD DVD+-RW XP-games+Gentoo-programmin 21' Sun CRT (pwns LCD) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Regular PS/2 "Quietkey" 680WEchoStar+500Wforfans Uber-modded SuperTower(got for $16!)dual PSU+LEDs USB Optical Dell *ewww, dell* 
Mouse Pad
"ALGOR" POS 
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Intel C2D e6400 GIGABYTE GA965P-S3 nVidia GeForce 7600GT 1 GB DDR 800 OCZ Gold 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB WD DVD+-RW XP-games+Gentoo-programmin 21' Sun CRT (pwns LCD) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Regular PS/2 "Quietkey" 680WEchoStar+500Wforfans Uber-modded SuperTower(got for $16!)dual PSU+LEDs USB Optical Dell *ewww, dell* 
Mouse Pad
"ALGOR" POS 
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will the OCZ ram (DDR 800) OC to 1000? its OCZ S.O.E...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227116
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel C2D e6400 GIGABYTE GA965P-S3 nVidia GeForce 7600GT 1 GB DDR 800 OCZ Gold 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB WD DVD+-RW XP-games+Gentoo-programmin 21' Sun CRT (pwns LCD) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Regular PS/2 "Quietkey" 680WEchoStar+500Wforfans Uber-modded SuperTower(got for $16!)dual PSU+LEDs USB Optical Dell *ewww, dell* 
Mouse Pad
"ALGOR" POS 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel C2D e6400 GIGABYTE GA965P-S3 nVidia GeForce 7600GT 1 GB DDR 800 OCZ Gold 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB WD DVD+-RW XP-games+Gentoo-programmin 21' Sun CRT (pwns LCD) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Regular PS/2 "Quietkey" 680WEchoStar+500Wforfans Uber-modded SuperTower(got for $16!)dual PSU+LEDs USB Optical Dell *ewww, dell* 
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ok this is what i have so far, after a lot of research and reading both OCN and HardForums,
VOTE ON WHICH PARTS I SHOULD GET! i dont want a poll i want u guys to respond and tell me what parts you vote for and WHY you voted for these parts. new part suggestions/combos are welcome
CPU: e6400 or e6600
Motherboard (5 choices):
ASUS P5B
ASUS P5B-E
BIOSTAR P965PT (/Deluxe)
GIGABYTE P965 S3
GIGABYTE P965 DS3

is there ANY difference btwn these two other than the capacitors? ANY difference?
RAM: G.Skill, Corsair, or OCZ PC6400 (DDR 2 800)?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel C2D e6400 GIGABYTE GA965P-S3 nVidia GeForce 7600GT 1 GB DDR 800 OCZ Gold 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB WD DVD+-RW XP-games+Gentoo-programmin 21' Sun CRT (pwns LCD) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Regular PS/2 "Quietkey" 680WEchoStar+500Wforfans Uber-modded SuperTower(got for $16!)dual PSU+LEDs USB Optical Dell *ewww, dell* 
Mouse Pad
"ALGOR" POS 
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Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel C2D e6400 GIGABYTE GA965P-S3 nVidia GeForce 7600GT 1 GB DDR 800 OCZ Gold 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB WD DVD+-RW XP-games+Gentoo-programmin 21' Sun CRT (pwns LCD) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Regular PS/2 "Quietkey" 680WEchoStar+500Wforfans Uber-modded SuperTower(got for $16!)dual PSU+LEDs USB Optical Dell *ewww, dell* 
Mouse Pad
"ALGOR" POS 
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