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i am looking to get a pentium d 805 and overclock it on air cooling. This mobo was recommended by THG but its a bit pricey<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/eek.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> .I was wondering if there was maybe a cheaper board that would still achieve decent overclocks?<br><br>
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Hi,<br><br>
Yes there are other mobos! I think the best choice for the priece would be the DFI Infinity 975X which costs something like 170€ ( here in germany )<br><br>
Edit: Here is Link from newegg: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813136168" target="_blank">DFI Infinity 975X for 175$</a>
 

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i am looking to get a pentium d 805 and overclock it on air cooling. This mobo was recommended by THG but its a bit pricey<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/eek.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> .I was wondering if there was maybe a cheaper board that would still achieve decent overclocks?<br><br>
Help much appreciated<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"></div>
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Just get the ASUS P5LD2 if you can. No problem taking an 805 to 4.0Ghz+ with the right cooling. Here in the mid-eastern US, my friend runs his 805 @ 3.6Ghz in the summer and 4.0Ghz in the winter months as it is 90°F+ in the summer and only tops out in the mid-50's all winter long.
 
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hi,<br><br>
Yes there are other mobos! I think the best choice for the priece would be the DFI Infinity 975X which costs something like 170€ ( here in germany )<br><br>
Edit: Here is Link from newegg: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813136168" target="_blank">DFI Infinity 975X for 175$</a></div>
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What do you think a realistic overclock would be with this board?<br><br>
thanks again for help
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Just get the ASUS P5LD2 if you can. No problem taking an 805 to 4.0Ghz+ with the right cooling. Here in the mid-eastern US, my friend runs his 805 @ 3.6Ghz in the summer and 4.0Ghz in the winter months as it is 90°F+ in the summer and only tops out in the mid-50's all winter long.</div>
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I will be usig the zalman 9500 as this was also recomended. Although with the money saved on mobo do you think i should go wc?<br><br>
deluxe or normal on mb?
 

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I do not really recommend the DFI Infinity 975X. As you can see, I have that board myself, but the latest official BIOS lacks advanced RAM settings. Only a Beta version of the BIOS has more advanced RAM settings. It works decent with my E6600, but no more than that.<br><br>
A nice board for the D805 is indeed the <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131048" target="_blank">P5LD2</a>, and version 2 can handle Core 2 Duo CPUs if you ever plan to upgrade (also, given the price of the board you were looking at, the savings on the board will allow you to get a E6300.... if you don't have that D805 just yet).<br><br>
A bit more expensive, but one of the best overclocking boards on the market, is the <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131045" target="_blank">Asus P5B Deluxe</a>.<br><br>
I think either board should enable you to reach 4.0GHz with the D805<br><br>
However, given your budget, I would highly recomment the Asus P5B deluxe for around $200 with an E6300 Allandale CPU for $180. It will overclock like nuts, and beat the D805 so hard, it's not even funny.
 

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that sounds like a plan chozart. i had been thinking about the c2d. i might go for d805 with p5b deluxe then upgrade to c2d when its cheaper.<br><br>
thanks so much
 

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I am not sure the cheapest E6300 will get a whole lot cheaper. Also, you have to realize that if you get the D805 it'll cost you $90 now. Maybe you're lucky to sell it with, say, $40 loss. Still, that means the E6300 needs to drop to $140 or lower to make up for the difference.<br><br>
I'd just bite the bullet, and get the E6300. Just my thought <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 
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good point. if i did go with the e6300 which ram would you recommend?<br><br>
i was looking at ocz pc2 5400 but that was just from what i read
 

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Ok, let's talk about the whole package. What is your budget, and which parts do you need?<br><br>
For the E6300, I'd highly recomment DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) RAM.<br><br>
Just give your budget for your whole rig, and we can figure something nice out. Also, what do you want to do with it (gaming, video editing, etc).
 
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well so far my rig consists of:<br><br>
core 2 duo e6300<br>
asus p5b deluxe<br>
zalman 9500<br>
seasonic s12 500w<br><br>
basically just lookin for a computer that is fairly future-proof and is good for ocing<br><br>
budget around £600<br>
which is about 1000$<br>
dont need monitor or os
 

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keep posts coming please i will b on again 2moro<br><br>
thanks for help
 

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Here is a whole rig for a little over £600.<br><br>
I had to cut on the PSU and the motherboard to fit it all in the budget. However, the Gigabyte S3 is still a very nice board that overclocks well.<br><br>
All prices from <a href="http://www.overclockers.co.uk" target="_blank">www.overclockers.co.uk</a><br><br>
CPU: Intel Core 2 DUO E6300 £114.99<br>
MoBo: Gigabyte GA_965P_S3 £79.99<br>
RAM: Corsair 1GB DDR2 XMS2-6400C5 TwinX (2x512MB) £84.99<br>
Video: BFG 3DFuzion GeForce 7600 GT 256MB GDDR3 £74.99<br>
HDD: Western Digital Caviar RE 160GB 16MB £39.99<br>
DVD: Liteon DRW-6S160P-05C 16x16 DVD±RW £19.95<br>
Case: Thermaltake VC3000BWS Armour Jr £54.95<br>
PSU: Hiper HPU-4K580-MK Type R 580W Modular £54.99<br><br>
Subtotal £524.84<br>
VAT £91.85<br>
Total £616.69
 

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thanks for help chozart i will order this computer soon.<br />
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will i stick with getting zalman 9500 air cooling?
 

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I think that Chozart has guided you in a good direction....In regards to the motherboard, I would go with the P5B Deluxe for OCing...The DS3 is good, but the the P5B Deluxe will do better with the E6300. Now, when it comes to RAM, I would look into buying some really good DDR2 800 modules that will get you to DDR2 1000 like the g'skill HZ's, Super Talents, or Corsair C5's. I put the Corsairs last because it is hit or miss if they will get to 1000. If you have any more questions, just post them and I will check back later.<br />
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i think i will scrape around for extra cash for motherboard.<br />
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ill look around for memory a bit longer
 

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Several members have gotten good results with the Gigabyte board. The P5B clocks a bit better, but also is more expensive. Personally, there are other parts I would look at, like indeed RAM, before getting a more expensive motherboard.<br><br>
However, your choice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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what ram should i upgrade to then?
 

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</div>Check out the OCZ gold. heres a list of 2x1gb not sure if u want to go that far but take a look.<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Category=17&N=2010170147+4017+1052308477&Submit=ENE&SubCategory=147&Description=240+pin&Ntk=all" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...40+pin&Ntk=all</a>
 

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opinions on these modules<br />
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G.Skill 2GB DDR2 HZ PC2-6400
 
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