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Since I'm fairly new to overclocking I figured I would post here for some advice. I am about to order the computer thats in my sig. With a Tuniq Tower, 1 120MM intake, 80MM x2 fans, would I be able to hit 4 GHZ on air w/my current set-up (case seems to have decent air flow).

If possible, which I'm sure it is, how much effort/tweaking does it take to get it to 4+ GHZ and stable?
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post #2 of 22
yes it is. but i have a 680i not a P35 so i wouldnt be much help lol. but i can tell you take your NB to 1.4 voltage and your vcore to 1.35 to start out with.
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Well since I haven't ordered my computer yet, are the 680i boards as overclockable as the P35s? What about the new 750i FTW board by eVGA
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post #4 of 22
no only get a SLI board if you are going to go SLI and for the 680i and E8400 that combo sucks together. trust me i know. lol. i would get that DFI dark. its a very good board. i want one just to have one LOL>
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Well I am a gamer, so SLI sounds appealing. If the 680i and the e8400 don't go together that well. What if I just threw a q6600 in w/ a 680i and picked up my second 8800 GTS G92 in a couple weeks when I have the money.
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post #6 of 22
your best bet would be 780i for SLI. thats what i will be running. here let me put my main rig back in my sig. dont ask about the P3 lol.
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post #7 of 22
Agree, the P35 is the best mobo for overclocking. Some people say the X38/X48's give better oc's for the 45nm's, but my BloodIron outpaces my Maximus Formula. So proof is in the pudding. I think it's just the bios' since the X38/X48's just revs of the P35. Though the X48 is a smaller process.
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post #8 of 22
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Well I have read a lot of reviews that say the 780i board is just a 680i chipset with a third PCIe 2.0 slot for tri-SLi
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Well I have read a lot of reviews that say the 780i board is just a 680i chipset with a third PCIe 2.0 slot for tri-SLi
no that is way wrong. both boards have 3 PCIe16X slots but the 780i is pcie16 2.0 and has a more robust memory controller and better mosfets alowing for a much better overclock plus it supports the new 45nm quads
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post #10 of 22
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So you suggest a 780i with an e8400? or q6600? I like the idea of quad core processing as I might be using some CAD programs at home (engineering major) but I like the idea of the e8400 being cheaper and easily overclockable to 4 GHZ. And atm I'm just a frusterated gamer looking for a beast of a system.
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