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sorry about that, its just that I am far more familiar with Intel than with AMD, andbecause the OP or you didn't say anything about AMD
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Yeah just go with a 955, its what I should've just done
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hi guys, so im looking to possibly get, a 965 or 970, to the best of my knowledge a 970 is a higher quality cpu over hte 965.... now HEAT is not a issue as much as to air, i have liquid cooling, so what will give me the best overclock? and by that i mean the highest, it think i have read guys hitting like 4.7 on the 965, but guys only getting about 4.0 on the 970???? i dont know if there on air or liquid, but thats just what ive read so far, so any info would be much appreciated!


and YES ive been searching! incase somebody says, use the search button...
Yes, the 4.0 is on air and the 4.7 is water cooled. Go for the 970.
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Lol screw the 965 and 970 and honestly get the 955. honestly there really isnt a big difference from any of these chips, they all come from the same batch just a little better quality. its all the luck of the draw if u get a real good 955 it will oc better than a 970 and visa versa plus u save money on the 955 for basically the same performance. Plus if the only thing ur going to do is game get the 9 series and dont waste ur money on the 6 cores
^ Yes this ^
Back then everybody was getting the 955 BE and hoping for the best. Myself, I paid a $10 more for the 965 and got 4.0 on air from it. You will have fun trying to get 1066 sticks to work on them though. I had to use the EPP profile to get them running 1066 stably. I have the same RAM, Reaper 1066. Oh and only 2 sticks will work w/EPP, all 4 sticks won't w/EPP.
It's now my back up rig.
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