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 03/08/2006 12:34 AM
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INFRNL
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I am building a system for a friend who is on a budget but needs to have good overclocking capabilities. I am mainly needing recommendations on a good budget mobo and video card, either AGP or PCi-express. system will not be for gaming; however It will be running an Opty 144 and needs to be oc'd. I currently have this cpu oc'd to 2.8ghz@1.4v with stock HSF on my DFI-Ultra D. I will probably leave it at this speed and not try to overclock any higher although I am sure I can get at least another 100MHZ out of it easy. Wish my Opty 170 oc'd this easy.

Anyways any recommendations on overclock friendly budget mobo and budget graphics card would be greatly appreciated. I was thinking $100 or less on mobo and around $50-60 on video card but other recommendations will be considered as well.

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 03/08/2006 01:21 AM
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/...asp?...N82E16813123258 Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...asp?...N82E16814102667 GPU

See if maybe you can swing like an X800GTO or 6800GS or something a little better on the GPU but those should work well.

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 03/08/2006 01:34 AM
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Ill see what he wants to do about the GPU.

Off topic BP: can you overclock your Opty 146 any higher? I just got 2 Opty 144 0602's and I am currently running them @2.8ghz @ 1.4v and have just begun my oc journey. Thes processors are insane. I almost though about getting another one and selling my opty 170, but I have noticed that the dual core performs better while running multiple apps.

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C2D: E6300, eVGA 680i, Evga 7600GT; Crucial Ballistix PC2-1000 DDR2-800 WD1500ADFD-00NLR0 RAPTOR, WD 4000YR (x2) (1:Storage,1:Backup)
Plextor (3) PX-760A, (1)PX-716UF, Windows XP SP2/Vista RC1/ GentooLinux

System 2:AMD OPTE
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