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Old 08-22-2010, 08:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello !

Looking to upgrade my computer and overclock my e8400. Can someone recommend a replacement motherboard.

I want to Overclock and also use RAID hard drive configurations.

Current Mobo : ip35 - e < http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127031 >

Power Supply - COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro RS-650-ACAA-A1 650W Power Supply Retail at ZipZoomfly
CPU - Intel e8400
Cooler - Tuniq 120
RAM - 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800
Video Card - 8800 GT 512 MB

Do I need a stronger power supply if I have 5 internal drives ?

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Old 08-23-2010, 01:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thats a no on the needing a stronger PSU
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Thats a no on the needing a stronger PSU
Thank you for the reply. Is this true with running say.... 5 internal hard drives using RAID ?.... just to double check.
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You'll be fine.
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Anyone have tips for a replacement motherboard ?
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If you want to stick with an E8400 for now, I can recommend my mobo, assuming you can find it anywhere nowadays I've been at 4GHz on my E8400 for about the past year with no problems.
Though, I don't have experience with many other S775 motherboards so there might be better ones for OCing, for the price and availability.
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if you're willing to spend more and get more here is an ocing board

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131377
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If you want to stick with an E8400 for now, I can recommend my mobo, assuming you can find it anywhere nowadays I've been at 4GHz on my E8400 for about the past year with no problems.
Though, I don't have experience with many other S775 motherboards so there might be better ones for OCing, for the price and availability.

Ya I am pretty happy with the e8400 it has been a good investment IMO as the price has only come down about 30 dollars since purchasing the item (release day) for 199 at a near by microcenter. I am not quite shooting for 4.0 as that seems a tad too high however, hitting 3.6 to 3.8 would be where I am shooting.
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if you're willing to spend more and get more here is an ocing board

Newegg.com - ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
Thank you for the suggestion. I will take a look at the reviews online and see the OCing potential. Do you think the tuniq will hit those capacitors near the CPU socket?
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