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Hi, i currently have an ASus p5n32 e sli plus board and a new unused evga 680i board but i have read that the overclocking potential with my quad core is low. (Q9650)

What do you guys recommend? I can purchase refurbished ones such as these below.

I am looking to get near 4ghz stable or near there for gaming.

ASus Striker extreme 2?
Evga 780i + 790i (but i have ddr2 ram)

any others and links to purchase??
    
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I have a very used but fully functional rampage extreme (I) I'm willing to part with.
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*If* you can find one just get the Gigabyte EP45-UD3P used from somewhere. It is generally classified as the best overclocking motherboard of the Socket 775 generation.
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I have been looking for that gigabyte board but alas they are about as easy to find as Paris Hilton's underwear
    
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Originally Posted by iamwardicus View Post
*If* you can find one just get the Gigabyte EP45-UD3P used from somewhere. It is generally classified as the best overclocking motherboard of the Socket 775 generation.
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I have been looking for that gigabyte board but alas they are about as easy to find as Paris Hilton's underwear
Winner winner chicken dinner!!!

Gigabyte EP45-UD3P on OCN
    
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post #6 of 25
Go with the above.
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post #7 of 25
The 680i boards don't support the Q9XXX quads as far as I know, only the 65nm Q6XXX series...
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post #8 of 25
Don't go with an nforce chipset mobo if you're aiming for high overclocks, they run hot and are a mission to clock at times.

Go for something with a P45/X48 chipset, or even an X38.
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post #9 of 25
DFI LT/UT X48, P45, or a Gigabyte EP45-UD3R/UD3P.
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post #10 of 25
The Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P is the standard "best P45 motherboard evar".

The Asus P5Q series are pretty awesome, several records set on them as well. Mine can take my Q9550 to 4GHz no problem. Could probably go further, but I'm cooling limited.
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