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post #1 of 10
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I Wanna upgrade me mobo and get a good cooler+AS5 for £100 need some advise for which well help me hit 3Ghz for that price, and some shops/links will help alot.
    
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Well, since the 945 chipsets are not WELL known for overclocking, you can get the 965 version of your board. GA-965P-DS3 (or S3). It overclocks very well, Chozart's got to 500MHZ FSB. I personnaly recommend the ASUS P5NE-SLI, I also got mine to 500MHZ fsb. I hate gigabyte for it's pickiness in ram...

Either one, is a great choice.
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Agreed. DS3 would probly be the best way to go for overclocking that chip. Im not a huge expert on coolers, but i think zalman- 9500's are pretty good.

Here is a DS3 on sale at the egg

its future-proofed with a 1333 fsb and its on sale for $100 USD, which is like 50-65 pounds

Oh, and btw i have a 945p chipset and it SUCKS! for overclocking
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well you get what you pay for so I'd be safe and save up some more money, I'm getting a futureproof motherboard this weekend for £170
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post #5 of 10
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There some cool mobos, the Asus offers SLI which might come in handy later but im use to gigabyte and its abit cheaper. BTW any ideas for coolers.*REPS*
    
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post #6 of 10
Tuniq Tower 120
Thermaltake Big Typhoon

both those are equaly good, but the tuniq tower tends to be VERY VERY RARE and expensive. when in doubt, get the the big typhoon
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post #7 of 10
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What kinda of temps do you get with the Big Typhoon.
    
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post #8 of 10
39 idle at 3Ghz, 1.23v
49 load (orthos test) 3Ghz, 1.23

37 idle at 2.75 ghz, 1.23v
45 load at 2.75 ghz 1.23v

Keep in mind my ambient temps suck popsicle. Sometimes I get 35 degrees idle. I will try the artic freezer 7 pro, see how that goes. I have yet to try a cooler that blows air to the outside of the case... Or maybe the thermalright extreme 120....
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post #9 of 10
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Hmm it some nice temps both below 50C, btw what do you get on super pi at 2.75 and 3 to see which would suit me better. BTW can you find me a link to the Big Typhoon please.
    
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post #10 of 10
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have you tried the arctic freezer 7 pro yet.
    
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