Originally Posted by theGryphon
Many thanks Slehcim, Robilar!
I think I'll go for an SLI ready 2x1GB PC2-8500 sticks. Is OCZ the best in this?
Wow, I didn't know Thermaltake PS sucked as much as to avoid it eyes closed. I'll take the advice, thanks.
I have a final question (well maybe not
) : I read news about Intel's price cuts in Q3. Price of Q6600 (266x9, 1066FSB) and E6850 (333x9, 1333FSB) is said to be at USD266. I know it's not possible to compare them now since E6850 is not around yet but given that Q6600 is running hot, would you say E6850 would have better OC performance?
I (and several others here) have had great success with this board and the OCZ PC2-8500 SLI ready kits. when I bought, I called OCZ Canada first and spoke to a tech I know there. He indicated that they used a 680i board for test bed for this ram (And tried out the SLI ready features) and never encountered a single issue.
Hard to say what chips that aren't out yet will overclock to. Bear in mind that the 680i boards have a definite fsb ceiling with quad cores (although the quads have unlocked multis so there is other options) and temps go up extremely fast with quads as you OC them.
If you aren't in a hurry, wait for the price cuts, they are supposed to be signifigant. I personally have no need for a quad core although people doing video editing or other cpu/memory intensive tasks will get great results. Just keep in mind that dual core chips overclock signifigantly
better on air than quads.
At this time I would venture that quad core cpus with their limited oc on air (unless you are King_pin running cascade phase) are more for usage specific apps and dual core are for everything else. I'd rather have a dual core running at 3.8 than a quad running at 3.2.