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Well since i am finally going to do some overclocking but this will be a whole new build for just overclocking/folding purpose.

I'd like to hear which processors are the best bang for the buck but overclock good , I know AMD is cheap but they don't overclock that well .

well let the mobo+cpu please be under 130-170 euro / 150$-200$


i live in Netherlands so the prices differ very much!
Edited by runeazn - 6/9/10 at 7:25am
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i3 530 It's the new E8400, but at almost half the price. And the best part is that you don't need a baller motherboard. This cheapo Gigabyte has taken people to ridiculous BCLK's...
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1225933
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i3 530 It's the new E8400, but at almost half the price. And the best part is that you don't need a baller motherboard. This cheapo Gigabyte has taken people to ridiculous BCLK's...
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1225933
whats your superpi times like ?

btw sexy clocks
    
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hehe well try to let it be cheap since my friend bought me my birthday when i became 13 a 600$ gift wahahahaha my watercooling it is.

so i try to keep it this time low so i don't bust gun shot in his wallet XD
i just want a good overclockable processor that can achieve mininmal 1GHZ overclock XD
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A lot of Intel chips seem to overclock very well in my experience. E3200 from 2.4Ghz to 3.5Ghz with no voltage adjustments, E2200 from 2.0Ghz to 3.0Ghz no voltage adj, i7 920 from 2.66Ghz to 3.5Ghz with undervolt.
    
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i7 overclocks like a champ (they have low stock speeds to begin with but they can OC to 4ghz+ which is very impressive)

the amd 1090T's and 1055t's overclocks superbly well even with 6 cores. 4ghz is easy with those chips
   
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A 32nm one.
     
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A lot of Intel chips seem to overclock very well in my experience. E3200 from 2.4Ghz to 3.5Ghz with no voltage adjustments, E2200 from 2.0Ghz to 3.0Ghz no voltage adj, i7 920 from 2.66Ghz to 3.5Ghz with undervolt.
well if u see my sig rig u alrdy know i dont want a i7 or anything like that

i just want to overclock some pc for the fun so i keep the budget very low.
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whats your superpi times like ?

btw sexy clocks
The link isn't mine. If you meant my sig rig, it's in the 9.9 area at 4.3ghz and 9.7 at 4.4ghz. That's with W7 Aero and everything still running. I'm not really a benchmarker, so those are completely unoptimized times.
    
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Cedar Mill Celerons if you just want high clock speed. Here is a CPU-Z validation of one I am running 24/7 stable at the moment. I haven't tried going lower voltage yet.



If you are wanting something to bench for fast super-pi times, these wouldn't be the best choice though.

There are also a wide range of CPUs to bench on 775, although certain chips do exceptionally better on different boards. Also, a single core Celeron probably would be the best for folding. They can be had really cheap though, so if you break one, it's hardly a loss.
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