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Okay so I thought for fun I might buy an old Pentium 4 Dual core chip as they overclock very well, I know the 1Mb cache is a problem so I'll need some help with deciding on some Good ram (4 GBS probaly)...

Parts I need help deciding on:

Motherboard: Well I want one good for overclocking and also preferably one that can support newer intel chips as well if I want to upgrade later on.

CPU: Which one is best for overclocking?

RAM: DDR2 - Good for overclocking preferably past 1000 mhz (as the ram will need to powerful with a 1mb cache)

And cooling is the last thing, preferably air..


Thanks fella's
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My recommendation for RAM would be Mushkin HP2 or G.Skill...

Motherboard: maybe the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L...

CPU: Well, you can get a Pentium 4 Dual core, or you could get an e2160. e2160's overclock like mad, you can see %100 OC's out of them occasionally.

Cooling: Either a Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme or an IFX-14 or an OCZ vendetta 2.

No links because i'm a lazy sum*****, just google them and you'll be fine
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for a cooler, if you want it "cheapish", I would go with an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro.
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