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post #1 of 12
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ok so my current system is in my sig. But I have hit 2.62GHz with my phenom and although temps are good blue screen about every minute (so bad Outlook wont load without dying my machine blue). anyway I have some money put together £270 or $534. so anyway I wanna put together my new system (basically Im a first time build).

Need a new mobo, suggestions? the 680i looks ok but I need something to OC real nice with...
so other than that a CPU is what I need, I would like a quad core... but NOT a phenom cos they seem too be bad for OC'ing. I was wondering about a Q6600 GO (95w) version, from here: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=643237

or should I get a q6700?


The mobo + CPU must be compatible with pc2-5300 RAM(667mhz) and mobo must support upto 8GB.

£270 / $534 includes shipping to UK.
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You should seriously consider ditching the RAM. DDR2 667 with a Core 2 Quad (Q6600 or Q6700) will seriously limit your overclocking potential. Actually, I think a decent motherboard supporting quad and DDR2 667 will be hard to find on the Intel side of things.

The 680i chipset is a bit older, and is in general not very overclock friendly for a Quad. If you don't care about SLI (and why would you care?), the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L is a very nice board for just £56.27 incl. VAT. Pair it with a Q6700 for £170.25, and you're set with the mobo and CPU.

Then, look at RAM like this G.Skill DDR2 1000 kit:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MY-022-GS
    
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post #3 of 12
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Would I notice a huge OC'ing difference between a q6600 (95w) slacr and the q6700? cos the q6600 is cheaper...
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Probably yes. the most recent bins of the SLACR aren't very good, and often have a hard time getting to a mere 3.2GHz (older SLACRs are much better.... hitting 3.6 GHz relatively easily). The Q6700 is still smokin' hot, and overclocks very well.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Probably yes. the most recent bins of the SLACR aren't very good, and often have a hard time getting to a mere 3.2GHz (older SLACRs are much better.... hitting 3.6 GHz relatively easily). The Q6700 is still smokin' hot, and overclocks very well.
Ok so what could I get too with q6700? sell it to me
roughly ovcourse.
Edited by REDHAMMER999 - 5/26/08 at 3:55am
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kk, well Im gonna go buy the mobo now. is it true some q6700 can make to 4GHz?
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post #7 of 12
yes.

But with any kind of overclocking that's a matter of luck to find a 'golden' chip. But with the CURRENT available Q6700 you have a decent chance, while you can simply forget about it with the current Q6600's
    
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post #8 of 12
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okay then. Gonna buy these bits 2morow(paypal says I have outspent my spending limit, gonna try get it sorted today). thanks for the help!
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post #9 of 12
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hi, would this do aswell as the G.skill?

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=766626

just because it is alot cheaper...
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post #10 of 12
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I could get this one quite easily...
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