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Best Cheap motherboard for C2D overclocking

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March 20, 2007 7:31:03 AM

Hey guys, need some help. Building a cheap computer for a buddies little brother.

He has a E6300, and I would like to overclock it. We are on a tight budget. I'm just not sure on what Motherboard to get.

No SLI needed. No onboard video needed.

Any suggestions would be wonderful!

Thankyou in advanced.

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March 20, 2007 3:01:06 PM

Gigabyte 965P-S3 or Biostar 965PT.
March 20, 2007 3:54:10 PM

Gigabyte 965P-S3


Have one myself and i can get a 480FSB out of it!
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March 20, 2007 5:10:57 PM

I would go for the biostar 965. Best budget board imho. Beats some of the midrange too. Also no need for drivers to get the IDE channel working.
March 20, 2007 8:09:58 PM

DS3 all the way.
March 20, 2007 8:15:13 PM

DS3 all the way.

S3 is cheaper if he has a graphics card.

Or you could consider the newer DS4 but i have no experience with that so i couldn't personally recommend it.
March 20, 2007 10:39:25 PM

Thanks for the replies so far guys, I really appreciate it. I'm checking out your recommendations as we speak. I'm not going to do any massive overclocking, probably try to set it at about 2.6-2.8Ghz with the intel heatsink/fan. I know this is not the greatest heatsink/fan, but I've heard it will do the job fine for someone on a budget.

Is it ok to leave it set at 2.6-2.8 24 hours/day? I will make sure to have good airflow throughout the case. I know having a decent powersupply helps with stablility too.
March 20, 2007 10:53:41 PM

Well Im running a 6400 at 3.2 all the time on stock hs and fan. 39c temp. DS3 board. Buffalo Firestix memory