Which Core 2 Duo for OC?

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  1. Hediir

    Hediir New Member

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    Which one of E Core 2 Duo series is the best for Overclocking?

    I am thinking to get Core 2 Quad myself, but thought that maybe for a lower price i can bring c2d close to c2q in performance, i am planning to build a rig for playing online games? 8800GT or GTS, 4gb ram

    Thanks.
     
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    E8400. New 45nm c2d from Intel. Can OC to a little over 4 GHz on air. Under $200 too. Best bang for the buck right now for oc-able c2d.
     
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    the new E8XXX series are kicking ass and are pretty much the best right now
    price is pretty similar with the old ones

    for the quad, wait for the other Q9XXXs.
     
  4. Hediir

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    Is 500W power supply enough for

    E8400 OC ~4.0Ghz
    EVGA 8800GT 512MB
    Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L Socket 775 Intel P35
    OCZ Platinum Revision- 2 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Dual Channel (4GB)

    or should i aim for more?
    its Ultra's V-Series 500W power supply
     
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    I run a Corsair HX520 with an OCed Q6600 and an otherwise similar setup
     
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    get a new power supply :hs:

    consider it an investment :h5:
     
  7. sk0rcher

    sk0rcher The universe is watching

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    The 700w PSU are pretty cheap these days
     
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    for a decent one? most people probably don't consider ~$150-~$180 too cheap :hsugh:
     
  9. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    Ultra makes some damn good power supplies now. It is unfortunate because they had one bad run of PSU's they rep went down the toilet.
     
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    i dunno about that. ive seen pretty weak results from a lot of them :hs:
     
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    sk0rcher The universe is watching

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    Well $130 well get you a get 700w psu, I guess I was considering how much this size psu was 2 years ago. Guess it is still expensive lol
     
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    few people need that much power anyway. with a few exceptions, unless you are running sli/crossfire with pretty high end cards, there wouldn't be any good reason to use a huge PSU. fuck, you can run an 8800gtx on an antec 550w trio with a q6600.
     

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