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Need the best OCer for my Q6600 on Water

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I need a board for my Q6600 to OC it as much as i can on water. My goal is 3.6Ghz rock stable. My ambient is 16-18C. I dont care if its sli or crossfire although sli would be slightly preferred considering my 8800gtx with a waterblock for it. I need the best board for OCing. If its a crossfire board, heck i'd switch to ATI! One thing though: No DDR3.
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post #2 of 15
id recommend a 680i sli.
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it wont oc my quad to 3.6. From what i've been reading on the forum, the intel chipsets are way better overclockers than the nvidia boards!
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post #4 of 15
i can hit 3.6 on air, with my gigabyte p35-ds3l. unfortunately no sli or raid.
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post #5 of 15
if all you want is 3.6 any mobo should do, thats not a very impressive OC. also a 680i will easily do it i ran my quad at 4125 on a 680i
    
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post #6 of 15
If your indifferent about gpu brand, and you have to need to go multi-gpu your best bet is the P35 chipset.

But as microman said, 3.6 isn't much of an overclock around here. 3.8+ or go home.
    
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post #7 of 15
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if all you want is 3.6 any mobo should do, thats not a very impressive OC
Don't be an ass mate, 3.6GHz on a Q6600 is a fine OC

I'd reccomend [In this order =P]

DFI DK P35
ASUS P5K-E
ABIT IP35 Pro
    
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post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by HauntSheep View Post
Don't be an ass mate, 3.6GHz on a Q6600 is a fine OC

I'd reccomend [In this order =P]

DFI DK P35
ASUS P5K-E
ABIT IP35 Pro
The truth hurts.
    
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post #9 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by HauntSheep View Post
Don't be an ass mate, 3.6GHz on a Q6600 is a fine OC

I'd reccomend [In this order =P]

DFI DK P35
ASUS P5K-E
ABIT IP35 Pro
i think you are taking what i said the wrong way, all i meant was that as far as the demand on a mobo its not very high so any mobo should do the job. sorry for the confusion
    
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post #10 of 15
Pick up 780i (DDR2) or 790i (DDR3), both will have plenty of OC potencial (more than Q6600 can handle at least). And u will have SLI, so u can pick up a second 8800GTX and be a happy puppy.

nVidia chipsed are not bad OCers at all, don't get confused. Most of "bad reputation" about 680i was due to ASUS ****ing-custom-design-that-don't-work-with-quads they used on Striker and P5N32-E SLI and most people started to blame nVidia when they ran into issues. Reference 680i's (EVGA/XFX) are decent OCers both with Duos and Quads. 780i is a tad better and 790i is as good as it can get today.
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