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I think you should go with the DS3L. Definitely DO NOT go with the open-box from newegg--that's nothing but trouble....The stock intel cooler took my e2180 above 3.0GHz. Temps under orthos load were in the high 50's, on occasion it hit 62, but it's well within the thermal limits of the CPU. Besides, in OC'ing now, it's rarely thermally limited before it's board-limited or chip-limited, especially with the e2xxx and e1xxx chips, which run pretty cool and on low volts (give or take).
soo, what are your ambient temps?

here is 38C.

and 3.0ghz its going to be 24/7 OC . my room gets even hotter in the afternoon.
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I think you should go with the DS3L. Definitely DO NOT go with the open-box from newegg--that's nothing but trouble....The stock intel cooler took my e2180 above 3.0GHz. Temps under orthos load were in the high 50's, on occasion it hit 62, but it's well within the thermal limits of the CPU. Besides, in OC'ing now, it's rarely thermally limited before it's board-limited or chip-limited, especially with the e2xxx and e1xxx chips, which run pretty cool and on low volts (give or take).
Like I said in a previous post, OPEN BOX items can be returned within 15 days.
He would be taking a chance but with his budget I think it just might be the best choice. If you can come up with the extra money definately go for the DS3L its also a very good OCer.
    
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Like I said in a previous post, OPEN BOX items can be returned within 15 days.
He would be taking a chance but with his budget I think it just might be the best choice. If you can come up with the extra money definately go for the DS3L its also a very good OCer.
uhh i just have a small problem.
i cant return it. id have to pay like 30us for the single item twice.

Remember i live in Dominican Republic.. i have have to do the shipping twice.

The G31-s2l is nice Retail board.
    
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uhh i just have a small problem.
i cant return it. id have to pay like 30us for the single item twice.

Remember i live in Dominican Republic.. i have have to do the shipping twice.

The G31-s2l is nice Retail board.
Personally, I wouldn't recommend a mATX board unless its what you need.
ATX boards are known to OC better. I'm thinking GA-P31-S3G.
    
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i think ill go without cooler. ill buy an AS5, my e2160 got lapped.
    
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Well just get the cheapest P31/P35 you can find
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Well just get the cheapest P31/P35 you can find
Does it matter if its openbox? IP35-E is just soo tempting.
    
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[QUOTE=j0z3;4260911]I can't MIR. besides.. ecs is not so good afterall.

Anywayss!!
QUOTE]

Well I can see MIR would be a problem for you.

However, as indicated by your eyeroll, I'm not a person that would recommend something if I myself would not buy it. ECS may have a bad rep with some of their boards, but not all of their boards are bad. The only reason I did not buy this, is because I found a cheaper 650i board, EVGA's BStock was only $49 when I bought it.

3 favorable reviews, They're not saying you will break OC records, but It'll get the job done.

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/466/18/
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/107...80i/index.html
http://www.ocworkbench.com/2007/ecs/...SLIT-A/b10.htm

I'm not here to swing your decision one way or another, that choice is yours, but I am here to say that I do have a little intelligence.
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Well I can see MIR would be a problem for you.

However, as indicated by your eyeroll, I'm not a person that would recommend something if I myself would not buy it. ECS may have a bad rep with some of their boards, but not all of their boards are bad. The only reason I did not buy this, is because I found a cheaper 650i board, EVGA's BStock was only $49 when I bought it.

3 favorable reviews, They're not saying you will break OC records, but It'll get the job done.

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/466/18/
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/107...80i/index.html
http://www.ocworkbench.com/2007/ecs/...SLIT-A/b10.htm

I'm not here to swing your decision one way or another, that choice is yours, but I am here to say that I do have a little intelligence.[/QUOTE]

Holy mother.. thats a good OC!

A problem now..
Newegg wont take international credit cards:swearing::swearing:

and ive got Ebay left.
I found IP35-E Click
G.skill 2gb click
EVGA 650i ultra Click
Antec earthwatts 500w Click

No ecs for me.
    
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soo, what are your ambient temps?

here is 38C.

and 3.0ghz its going to be 24/7 OC . my room gets even hotter in the afternoon.
Ah, yeah--my ambients are usually between 22 and 25C, sometimes as high as 30, but not often. And damn, 38C--tell me that's not all the time...?!

Hmm...maybe an aftermarket cooler would be a better choice.

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Like I said in a previous post, OPEN BOX items can be returned within 15 days.
He would be taking a chance but with his budget I think it just might be the best choice. If you can come up with the extra money definately go for the DS3L its also a very good OCer.
I don't mean this in a rude way, but I could care less what type of return policy a store has on open-box items. I bought three open-box motherboards on newegg over the years, and each and every one of them was defective and would not function properly--some would boot and then be buggy, and some would not even boot (and since, have stopped bothering with open-box items). A slightly longer return policy does not make up for the pain in the ass that you have in setting up everything, trying to get it to work, then taking it all apart and ordering a new board and waiting for it to arrive. But of course, this is just my experience--I'm sure others haven't had as bad of an experience.
    
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