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I am in need of a mb upgrade for 2 reasons. One is that it will only support 2 sticks of ram. The other reason is because I want to try overclocking for the first time before I build my next pc in a few months. That one I plan on it being speced for OCing from the start.

When I do, this e6600 system will be demoted to my Windows Home Server that is currently run by my AMD 4200+.

So I am trying to squeak out a bit more performance from this guy without spending too much money.

My goal is to be able to run 24/7 in the low 3 GHz range air cooled.

The ram I have isn't top of the line by any means so I am not sure how much that will hurt me in trying OC with this... But since I have it I was hoping I could use it.

I currently have 2x2gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141239

and also have 2x1gb of http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098


I was looking at spending under $150 total for the MB and CPU cooler. (The lower the better so I can save for my next pc.) So any thoughts or advice on both of these would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for the help in advance!
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post #2 of 11
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131275
The motherboard is an excellent overclocker,and the heatsink is inexpensive and cools very well.Right at 150 w/shippinghttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131275
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by markt View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131275
The motherboard is an excellent overclocker,and the heatsink is inexpensive and cools very well.Right at 150 w/shippinghttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131275
thats the 92mm fan model.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233003
the 120mm model is better
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post #4 of 11
I am confused as to which CPU you are using, AMD or Intel, so I'll list both.
this n00b again is right, you should get this heatsink.
If you are running intel get the DFI Bloodiron.
If you are running AMD get the GIGABYTE GA-MA770-DS3.
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post #5 of 11
Botch the Asus idea.. you want a true P35 overclocker go for DFI.

Blood Iron http://www.motherboardpro.com/DFI-Bl...775-p-337.html

or

Infinity Dark
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136043


The dark may be a little past what you want to when you include the cooler but it's well worth it. The Blood Iron I was able to OC a quad at around 3.2Ghz with no problems and there was still a lot of overhead. Note that it was done with an aftermarket cooler (extreme 120). My brother was able to get his first revision E6600 up to 3.28 with the Dark using a Zalman 9500. The board itself had more power to give but his first rev chip had its limits on air due to the ambient temps in his apt.


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I am confused as to which CPU you are using, AMD or Intel
An E6600 is an Intel chip.
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Double Post; My Mistake.
Edited by ubernewhacks - 7/2/08 at 6:32am
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post #7 of 11
I know a E6600 is an intel chip, but what he wrote did not make sense to me this early in the morning so I listed both xD
The reason I would get the Bloodiron over the Infinity is due to the fact he is limited to $150
If he gets the Bloodiron he can pick up the Xigmatek and stay inside budget but if he gets the Infinity he will be forced to get a worse heatsink and could quite possibly be worse off.
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post #8 of 11
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Thanks for the help you guys. I went ahead and got the DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS and the XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler. Ended up costing about $185 shipped (had to get some thermal grease as well)

Sounded like in your posts that the extra $35 was worth it so what the hell right.

Just wondering though what issues you think I will have with my ram that I currently have when I try to overclock? Can I run all 6gb or should i just run the faster 2x1gb sticks alone to get better performance? I guess I could always try both ways and benchmark it and see if it is better one way or another.

Thanks again.
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post #9 of 11
They had Open Box P35 Dark for $79.99.
Mine was OB and $99,99 But I did get everything including the I/O plate and it works fine too
    
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post #10 of 11
I vote Blood Iron too. For the price it can not be beat.
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