that considers this MB: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA775 Intel, is there another or better choice for the money, especially considering the OC plan? Also, what would you do to go above and beyond stock cooling?
Personally, I would go for IP35-E since it overclocks about the same as some other P35 boards. Sure the flagship boards will beat it out, but for how much more & by how many mhz? Especially if I were on a tight budget.