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Old 02-11-2008, 11:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Keep in mind that these new cpus do have the potential to overclock like beasts , BUT intel limited their overclockability and only allowed the "extreme" versions the unlocked multiplier.

In all honesty, get a e8400 if you plan to overclock, its slightly slower when not OC'd but its a hella lot cheaper.
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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thanks vernog, i will probably go ahead and get a p35 set when i see a good deal on one.

i just bought 2 x 1gb sticks of corsair (TWIN2X2048-6400C4). it will be $40 AR. do the p35 chipsets require me to have the same amount of ram in each slot or can i add 2gb sticks in there also?
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If you are looking for a p35 newegg has an excellent deal on the Abit IP35-E. Its only $59.99 after mir.

Newegg.com - ABIT IP35-E LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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how is that board in terms of eventually upgrading to a 45nm, tho? how would this handle a 45nm, 8800gt, and 4x1gb of ddr2, once i eventually get those? or would it matter since i could probably get a new mobo for the amount i would be saving by getting the Abit IP35-E now for several months?
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The Abit Ip35-E is one of the best budget overclocking boards there is. People say that the dual-boot at start-up is annoying but other than that it is a great board and yes the money you could save after the MIR would prepare you for future 45nm chips.
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thanks sora. i guess my next step is to decide what chip to get
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:41 AM   #17 (permalink)
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i can get the e8400 for $190 from microcenter right now. how does this sound with the abit ip35e board?
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edit: nevermind, the product is unavailable it says. i could get it for $202 shipped after google checkout at buy.com but they're so sketchy.
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whats wrong with Buy.com?

also don't double post, edit your first oen
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:07 AM   #20 (permalink)
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whats wrong with Buy.com?

also don't double post, edit your first oen
i tried but it said my post was too short for some reason.

customer service isn't that great. but i just checked and it's out of stock. it's even out of stock at new egg. what's the deal with this chip not being available anywhere?
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