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Old 06-08-2007, 05:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm not sure if these will go down in price, but benchmarks say that this CPU beats(?) the 3600+ brisbane. My question is there a good budget mobo combo with the E2140/2160 that comes out to around $150-$170? I'm talking about something like the TForce 550 and a 3600+ for high clocks, but I don't know any good overclocking chipsets other than the P965 that comes under $100
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The 650i chipset is pretty good for overclocking. I would suggest the MSI P6N Platinum, or the cheaper SLI-FI version. I also heard good things about the Gigabyte 650i-DS4. But the 965P is still overclocking king, because they like high FSB speeds, which is essential for a high overclock. So for those low end C2Ds, I'd just go with a 965P chipset. Gigabyte 965P-DS3 or ASUS P5B Deluxe FTW!
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The 650i chipset is pretty good for overclocking. I would suggest the MSI P6N Platinum, or the cheaper SLI-FI version. I also heard good things about the Gigabyte 650i-DS4. But the 965P is still overclocking king, because they like high FSB speeds, which is essential for a high overclock. So for those low end C2Ds, I'd just go with a 965P chipset. Gigabyte 965P-DS3 or ASUS P5B Deluxe FTW!
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The 650i chipset is pretty good for overclocking. I would suggest the MSI P6N Platinum, or the cheaper SLI-FI version. I also heard good things about the Gigabyte 650i-DS4. But the 965P is still overclocking king, because they like high FSB speeds, which is essential for a high overclock. So for those low end C2Ds, I'd just go with a 965P chipset. Gigabyte 965P-DS3 or ASUS P5B Deluxe FTW!
why do we quote long paragraphs?
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You know, you could of edited the quote down.
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Actually the P6N isn't a bad choice for those chips because of the high multi.
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