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If you're looking for a hot 775 chip for cheap, there's always the 771 xenon option. dunno how easy the stickers are going to be to get in NZ though. As new boards go the only one that I know of that is regularly available is the Intel dp45sg, and it's a pretty cantankerous board.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
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Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
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came with the cheapass keyboard who cares? some $30 no name 2+sub speakers I bought at mic... 
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Here's the harsh reality of the situation. If you only want to do a suicide run at 4GHz to make a milestone, the 4GHz club, etc. then you might need to invest in a new motherboard. If you want to actually run 4GHz 24/7 you'll need to get a better motherboard, a higher end cpu, and depending on the cpu some better ram (1066). That might not be what you want to hear, but it is what it is. Before I went to the expense of doing all of that I would look into moving up to a Sandy/Ivy Bridge setup which probably wouldn't cost a whole lot more and would blow the doors off anything on Socket 775. The e5300 isn't that good of a cpu to begin with compared to even an e8400/e8500/e8600 (or similar) for socket 775 Let alone Sandy/Ivy Bridge). 3 times the cache, almost twice the transistors, additional instructions sets means a considerable increase in performance at the same clock speeds of an E8x00 processor compared to an e5x00 series.

Maybe I missed it, but what is the reason for the 4GHz OC? That would help us to advise you better so you don't waste your money trying to achieve something that isn't really achievable.
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Stock pfsense Acer H233H Antec EarthWatts 430 
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custom onboard 
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80g Maxtor, 320WDC. 320Seagate NEC ND-3550 & LiteOn CM Hyper 212+ w/PP Blademasters XP Pro SP3 
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post

Here's the harsh reality of the situation. If you only want to do a suicide run at 4GHz to make a milestone, the 4GHz club, etc. then you might need to invest in a new motherboard. If you want to actually run 4GHz 24/7 you'll need to get a better motherboard, a higher end cpu, and depending on the cpu some better ram (1066). That might not be what you want to hear, but it is what it is. Before I went to the expense of doing all of that I would look into moving up to a Sandy/Ivy Bridge setup which probably wouldn't cost a whole lot more and would blow the doors off anything on Socket 775. The e5300 isn't that good of a cpu to begin with compared to even an e8400/e8500/e8600 (or similar) for socket 775 Let alone Sandy/Ivy Bridge). 3 times the cache, almost twice the transistors, additional instructions sets means a considerable increase in performance at the same clock speeds of an E8x00 processor compared to an e5x00 series.

Maybe I missed it, but what is the reason for the 4GHz OC? That would help us to advise you better so you don't waste your money trying to achieve something that isn't really achievable.

This PC I have was given to me for free - only spent $40 total on it so far, it's only to play around with - reaching 4ghz on a 40dollar computer in my eyes is something pretty cool (imo). It's not for full on gaming etc. I did look at going to 1366 mobo but wasn't completely sold on it. May have a look again and hope for a cheaper mobo + cpu combo then go in for it.
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