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Pentium D 805, a good overclocker?

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I've been looking around for a nice budget, dual-core, overclocker. A few questions:

(1) Regardless of the 533MHz FSB, how well would one of these clock?
(2) I've heard good things about them, and am wondering what board and ram combination would be a winning combo.
(3) I've heard these run fairly cool, but I want a nice copper LGA 775 CPU Block, 1/2" OD, and a fairly strong pump to go alongside it.

I have the other materials worked out for the rest of the WC system, so no worries on that. Thanks.
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I've read a lot of good reviews in the past 2 days about the overclocking of this cpu. I'm thinking about buying one just to play with it. I have no intention of watercooling it though. I think it will overclock fine on air. The 533 fsb will keep it a lot cooler than you will expect even when you oc it. Just google it and you will see lots of reviews.
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You'd be better off getting the Pentium D 9xx series, as they have a 65nm core versus the 8xx D's with a 90nm core. The 9xx series will overclock higher and outperform the 8xx series without a doubt. I read that they're coming out with a budget 9xx CPU for about $180 USD, and you can't beat that.

Edit: Have you considered the D 920? It's an outstanding overclocker with great reviews.
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You can buy the 805 for $119.
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it is already certified on lots of motherboards ....... including 5 from MSI (my personal favorite) :>
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yes the pentium D 805 is a good overclocker. I am very happy with mine. Although i agree with the rest of the fellas here since intel just dropped prices you should look into the 9xx series, but if your on a budget the 805 will server you great. Heres my max overclock on water.

http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=86957
 
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I've known about the 9xx series for a very long time, and that they're great dual core candidates. I'm still thinking about holding off till Conroe, but the problem is that I need something usable NOW, and not for that much money. I *may* go into the $200-300 range depending on what I find.
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