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I'd say go with a good p35 board if your not planning on going SLI
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x38 is looking very solid. Comes with a big ass NB. I'd get it.
    
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Hey do you live in the midwest? Over here in Missouri were having alot of lightning and thunder and hail storms. So just wondering
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http://www.overclock.net/sale/340155...fi-dk-p35.html

P35 is a great chipset, something to look into!
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post #15 of 74
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Originally Posted by Indian_Engineer View Post
its not the latest, but the Q6600 is solid and *arguably* the greatest enthusiast chip (cheap, FAST, OCABLE)
E8400 is good too, little cheaper

as for the motherboard I love the gigabytes (see sig) P35-DS3L has good value for money. heck, even the P965 S3 and DS3 are AWESOME for ocing (i had same oc on same chip as you)
Look past the motherboards this guy has "recommended".. Especially with the Q6600, you won't be too happy with it.
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its not the latest, but the Q6600 is solid and *arguably* the greatest enthusiast chip (cheap, FAST, OCABLE)
E8400 is good too, little cheaper
Word these days is that the Q6700s is a better overclocker than the Q6600s at the moment.
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post #17 of 74
As many people said, if you don't want SLI then go for P35 or x38, because they are more stable. Evga 750i FTW is a good board, but I heard some has video corruption like the 780i and 790i. Notice: the video corruption has been fixed by updating the bios "SZ1B BIOS". So I would say the P35 and x38 is more stable than Nvidia 7 Series boards. Also the Intels run cooler than nvidia 7 series boards.
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post #18 of 74
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Namrac View Post
*has nothing to offer*

Krunk didn't know how to jump-start a PSU with the paperclip method.


*giggles*
LOL, yes yes..... Although I did do that after we spoke in IM and still got no response.

Quote:
Originally Posted by om3n View Post
One thing I suggest is getting a surge protector lol or maybe a UPS (uniterupted power supply) I am using this one, and it's saved me twice. We get alot of electrical storms where I live... I've had two tv's and a powersupply fry from lightning, so I definitely know where your coming from
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To protect your replacement "new" system I would strongly recommend getting a Tripp Lite ISO-BAR.

A 6-outlet is ideal protection for most people's hardware. http://www.tripplite.com/products/pr...?productID=105

The ISOBAR line-up.
http://www.tripplite.com/products/su...ors/isobar.cfm

A little over a year ago, one of the OCing review sites did a benchmark on surge protectors. The ISOBARs won every category. Even simulated lightning strikes.

Model #: ISOBAR6
- 6 outlets/6-ft. cord
- 2350 joule rating
- All metal housing
- Isolated filter banks
- $50,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance (USA, Puerto Rico & Canada only)
- Estimated Retail Pricing: $95.00
- Lifetime product warranty
- Multi-component suppression circuits combine torroidal chokes, ferrite rod-core inductors, HF/VHF capacitors and multiple layers of metal oxide varistors into exclusive isolated filter banks that remove EMI/RFI interference, even noise from other pieces of connected equipment.
- Robust surge suppression with sine-wave tracking protects against the heaviest of surge conditions, exceeding IEEE category A&B specifications and reducing 6,000V test surges to harmless levels less than 35 volts
- Tripp Lite's ISOBAR is the world's #1 selling premium suppressor series with more than 14 million satisfied customers and a safety-tested history of 20+ years.





Years ago I lived in an area called lightning alley. I own two 8-outlet ISOBARS. These things live up to their claims.
It is on a UPS, although not a very big one. I will be getting a fatty UPS though, bigger is better in this situation. And I think I'll look into that ISOBAR, thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by tr8rjohnk View Post
Krunk: Any of the x38 boards are great (as long as you're not planning on sli but you had a p5b anyway so...). I love the Maximus but if I had to choose another, I'd consider DFI's x38 offering (my board is picky with micron ic's). If you think your p5b had lots of options, you just wait until you play with one of these.

Also, the p35 chipsets are smoking.
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Originally Posted by Xx573v3xX_Z28 View Post
I'd say go with a good p35 board if your not planning on going SLI
I've always liked P35's...I've built quite a few pc's for other people using them. Maybe I'll go that route
Quote:
Originally Posted by andyroo89 View Post
Hey do you live in the midwest? Over here in Missouri were having alot of lightning and thunder and hail storms. So just wondering
I live in Lakeland Florida, and the storms we've been getting the last few days were BEASTS.

Quote:
Originally Posted by stargate125645 View Post
Word these days is that the Q6700s is a better overclocker than the Q6600s at the moment.

That's what I plan on getting




This morning before I left for work, I plugged it in one more time and it booted. I'm thinking maybe the PSU went into protection mode. Still doesn't explain why it didn't reset when I unplugged it and jumped it...maybe it just needed time? I didn't have time to really look into it though, I work an hour away and had to leave, but it booted and posted....so I guess I'll have to wait and see when I get home after school tonight.
 
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post #19 of 74
I have surge protectors connected to another surge protector row of sockets.

After my Router got fried, I was very upset.

In terms of mobos, I would recommend a good P35 chipset.
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Do you guys not have fuses in the USA? =P
    
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