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Old 09-22-2009, 06:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i've been kicking around the idea of going core i5/i7... i have some things i am going to sell so i might be able to do it

Any recommendations for the best clocking p55 board? i've been looking at this EVGA:
Newegg.com - EVGA P55 LE 123-LF-E653-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

or the slightly more expensive version
Newegg.com - EVGA P55 SLI 132-LF-E655-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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Well the E655 is SLI capable, and E653 isn't. That could be a deciding factor. And the E655 would be a better overclocker. I'd go for the E655.
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totally did not even realize that... thanks for pointing that out. if i do switch i'll probably go with that.

question... what do you think a reasonable price is for a q6600, 680i mobo and 6gb of ddr2 800 would be? i would need to sell off my old stuff before i could upgrade
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Default Re: best clocking p55 board?

You should hunt around and see if you can find some retail pricing for your stuff. Then I would try to sell it for 75-50% of the value depending on the amount of abuse given, how well it overclocks, things like that. Start High and reduce the price as needed. Post your items at numerous places if possible

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^i will try and find some prices. have any recommendations of places to post? so far i've thought of here, hardforum, anandtech... any others?

And ya, i'm pretty set on that board. either that or one of the asus boards

oh, have a question. does the 1156 have the same mounting dimensions as 775? i was looking and they look pretty close, i'm not sure though.

also, does anyone know if the i7 860 overclocks as well as the 920?
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Try craigslist too. Easy to sell in person. If you do post on craigslist put "No Paypal, will only sell in person" or something like that to avoid scammers that will annoy you.

And I found this. Idk if it's correct but anyways.

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Socket 775 heatsinks use a 72mm x 72mm hole spacing. Socket 1156 heatsinks are set to 75mm x 75mm. Intel socket 1366 heatsinks on the otherhand use a 80mm x 80mm hole spacing.
I've heard the 860 is a decent OCer, but I haven't really seen much.
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yeah, i would much rather sell in person. don't have to deal with shipping

thanks for the info on the socket sizes. i looked closer on the evga board and it has 775 mounts too, so that problem is solved

yeah, i've been looking around some more and it looks like the 860 is a decent clocker. if i get one i really hope i can get 4ghz+. hitting 4ghz has been a goal of mine for so long, LOL...
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