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Old 10-26-2007, 09:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When I do my build I will either go with a Q6600 or penryn, either way, I will be overclocking to 3.0ghz, maybe just a tiny bit higher...I'm just having a bit of a time with an appropriate motherboard. I'm fond of the abit-p35 pro, but my budget might like something a bit cheaper. Also, I need something that will be okay with the new 8800 GT or better.


Also, do I really need a tuniq for my overclocking plans, or would something smaller work well?


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Old 10-26-2007, 10:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You could get one of the other two Abit P35 motherboards: - ABIT IP35 LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail - ABIT IP35-E LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Or the frequently recommended Gigabyte P35 boards: - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

As for your heatsink & fan, the Tuniq Tower is highly recommended, especially for the Q6600. You could also go with the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme, which is also highly recommended, but even more expensive. Especially since you have to buy a fan for it separately.
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