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Old 06-18-2008, 12:42 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I'll probably be clocking my Q6700 to about 3.6-3.8.
Get a Q6600. Use the money you save for a tuniq tower or something, the better cooling will let you overclock better than the higher multi of the Q6700 would.
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:56 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Which chip can overclock better and have over all better performance?
The Q6700 is only $70 more and comes with unreal tournament 3
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they both hit about the very same point... save some dough and go for the q6600.. don't get me wrong, i love my q6700... but that multi won't come in handy until your doing REALLY high fsb's where the q6600 would crap out...

i need me some watercooling before i can do any serious oc'ing on this 6700
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ah okay, i'm considering this.

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GH-WIU02 3D Galaxy II Liquid Cooling - Water Cooling

does it look legit? Would I really need it? I want to push the Q6600 pretty hard, without burning it out.

also check this out.

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Dynamic Energy Saver Ultra Durable II Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

under the memory standard for the DS3R it says 1333, which is a DDR3 speed. Does that mean I can get DDR3 1333 ram?
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get the q6700 cause it comes with UT.

Haven't read the entire thread ~
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if your going to water cool it's best to build it your self and go to Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come they have a good water cooling selection there.
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Buy the parts individually of Petra's let Aspire or Apokalipse or Gurusan take it from there, nobody on T.F. knows as much as they do on Water Cooling, but Aspire.Comptech is the main guru on water cooling
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ah okay, i'm considering this.

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GH-WIU02 3D Galaxy II Liquid Cooling - Water Cooling

does it look legit? Would I really need it? I want to push the Q6600 pretty hard, without burning it out.

also check this out.

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Dynamic Energy Saver Ultra Durable II Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

under the memory standard for the DS3R it says 1333, which is a DDR3 speed. Does that mean I can get DDR3 1333 ram?
"Memory Standard DDR2 1200 (O.C.)/1066"
There are DDR2 that go up to 1066 speeds, and the 1200 is if you overclock the ram further its saying the mobo should be able to handle it.
Unless it specifically says it supports DDR3, it doesnt.
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I plan on getting the Q6600 and overclocking it to about 3.4 maybe 3.6 and cooling it with Newegg.com - ZALMAN CNPS7000B-Cu LED 92mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan - CPU Fans & Heatsinks and some as5 compound.

Also, I just found out today my school sells Windows Vista Ultimate for $120 full install. Should I go for that? I guess if I got vista I'd get another 2 gigs of ram.
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no.. don't go with zalman.. they used to be great for cpu's... but quad cores they've been a flop

look at the Tuniq tower 120, or the xigmatec rifle
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