First and foremost, thank you in advance for any advice, I sincerely appreciate it!
After looking for a while I went ahead and decided to build a new budget(ish) system around a Intel e2180 which I plan to OC (hopefully >3ghz).
1. I've never OC'd (but have built before), so keep in mind that I need a MoBo that is an easy OC board.
2. I'd like to keep my costs as low as possible (as everyone else does).
3. I've no need for Sata or Raid (at least as far as I know).
4. I plan to use a 8800gt (along w/the rest of the world), but not SLI/crossfire
5. I'll need a firewire for basic DV editing, but not a ton (can buy a card for $15).
6. Would like to play newer games (I'm not a huge gamer but would enjoy BF2142, Crysis etc). Don't need max settings.
7. Budget $100-$140.
I've been looking at multiple sites over the last few days and came to the conclusion that the next step for me is the MoBo.
A. guess that heat dissipation is a big consideration if I OC the e2180
B. prior OC'ing of the e2180 has been on the below boards:
- Abit IP35 (the IP35-e is sold out/not availible, and the IP35-v has the ich7 sb) +firewire, +runs cool http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813127029
- Asus P5K: same costs, but difficult to find info on for OC'ing the e21xx series
Anyone have any other ideas as to which board might work out better from the cost, heat dispersion, etc? I am open to other boards, it just seems that a lot of people have OC'd these with the e2180 so there is a lot of info out there if I run into trouble.
(id post newegg links but newegg.com is acting up)
I would suggest the Gigabyte DS3L because the high multiplier of the E2180 want need much OCing to hit 3GHz. For the price of the Gigabyte DS3R I would expect SLI or CF. The only way I would suggest the Gigabyte DS3R is if you were going for 3.6GHz or higher on a Q6600. Its really over kill for the E2180 and at that much extra you would be better off getting the e4500.