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I have been looking for a good overclocking board for a few days now. I am going to buy a Q6600 on the 22nd price drop, I plan to OC it (though I am a noob and this will be my first time) I have been reading up on OC'ing and it doesn't seem too complicated, though at some points it is. So all I need is a good board that can overclock a Q6600. I found these so far: I need a pro's opinion. btw my price is no more than $240

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130081
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127030
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188014
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128046 <---- This is the one everyone has been telling me to get, and I agree, BUT the reviews say that you can't fit a custom cooler onto it because of all the copper that is already there. I wanted to get either a Zalman 9700 or a Thermalright Ultra-120.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835109140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118019

Thx in advance and any tips for OC'ing Quad's would be helpful!
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188012 > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188014

The first eVGA 680i doesn't support 1333MHz FSB.
    
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DDR2 1200, that shiz cost money. I could go for DDR2 1066, thats not too expensive. Anymore recommendations?
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Depends on your configuration....

If single Nvidia card or Crossfire solution get the P5K, overclocking behemoth that thing is.
If SLI card solution get the EVGA 680i A1 Revision, overclocking Quad support is excellant and SLI.
 
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I am not going to SLi, just one 8800GTX, 2 or 4 GB of ram (depends on the board) 1 x 300GB HD, Dlink card, 4 80mm fans. 1 120mm fan, and 550wt PSU. I am not buying my 8800 on the 22nd just my CPU, the 8800 (and probably a new PSU) will come in late/early August/September. So it looks like its the P5K then. Lemme check it out.
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