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hi guys, haven't been in the computer scene for a while and it'll be great if i could get some good advice from here. been doing some research already but i'm still undecided and in need for more expert opinion.

i'm looking for the best motherboard to overclock a e8400 and also looking for RAM to go with board.

the only odd requirement would be having a decent raid performance on the mobo with 6 or more SATAII slots/plugs.

i'll be using my existing watercooler, i WON'T be SLI or CF.

please give me some advice on good RAMs that might go with the board so that it'll not hinder the overclocking. i'm still undecided on DDR2 or DDR3

would REALLY appreciate your help! thanks in advance!
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136043
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thanks marin.

would the x48 version do any better in terms of overclocking? (UT X48 T2R)

and this board uses DDR2 if i'm correct, would my existing RAM be good enough so that i can get the best overclock out of the e8400? or would i need to get better RAM?
    
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Originally Posted by kev8888 View Post
thanks marin.

would the x48 version do any better in terms of overclocking? (UT X48 T2R)

and this board uses DDR2 if i'm correct, would my existing RAM be good enough so that i can get the best overclock out of the e8400? or would i need to get better RAM?
Nope, they will OC the same. Only need for x48 is if you crossfire.

And the board is DDR2. And your RAM is fine, but if you look in newegg, there is better DDR2 RAM for cheap.
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500GB AAKS, 2x 640GB AAKS, 2x 1TB Samsung SH-S203B Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung 245BW 
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Samsung 850 Pro Samsung 850 Evo Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 
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500GB AAKS, 2x 640GB AAKS, 2x 1TB Samsung SH-S203B Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung 245BW 
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Happy Hacking Keyboard 2 Silverstone OP850 Antec 1200 [Three Nanoxia FX12] [Two San Ace 1011] Logitech G500 
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my gigabyte x38 took my 8400 to 4734mhz f DFI
    
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My Asus P5b-e does wonders

In all seriousness though, I would also consider the P45 boards. MSI, Gigabyte, and Biostar all have boards out with the new chipset. They're supposed to be ridiculously good OCers (but that's all hearsay, no reliable benchies yet).

If you wanna stick with a P35 go with the DFI Lanparty P35-T2RS. Lotsa BIOS options
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post #7 of 7
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my gigabyte x38 took my 8400 to 4734mhz f DFI
which gigabyte model is that? and what RAM were u using? watercooled?


but i've been hearing good reviews about DFI of late.
    
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