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Old 25-11-08, 07:12 PM
smithy335 smithy335 is offline
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What chipset for a budget O/C?

Hi there all!

lookin to build a budget rig for processor intensive tasks (only a small bit of gaming!) but not sure what chipset and processor to get

Any help would be appreciated!

i thought:

Asus P5QL PRO P43 - £65 - good o/cing?

E7300 - £90 - good value and o/c?


btw what psu would i need for this? bog standard 400w for the moment ok?

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Old 25-11-08, 07:22 PM
°TheMadDutchDude° °TheMadDutchDude° is offline
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P45 is your best bet. That CPU overclocks like a dream, have fun.

I'd advise the Asus P5Q Pro, one favoured by many at this moment in computing time.

No, that PSU isn't good enough, need an upgrade. Get youself a nice Hyper Type M 530w, that should be plenty for what you require
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Old 25-11-08, 07:49 PM
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Well I'm astonished.

I see Dutchdood's post and I thought "no chance, there's gonna be a whole list of P35 mobos that should be £70 maximum" - how wrong.

When has it been the flavor to increase the prices of mobos when they become 2 generations old ?

When they came out, a measly ABit P35e cost about £65, and were being snapped up cos the lack of cooling on bridges or pwm didn't mean anything to classic oc'ers cos they replaced all that anyway. That aside, u had a P35Pro for under half the price.

Just looked now and u'r lucky to get a decent, not necessarily brilliant, 35 mobo for £80 that has coolers.

Now to me, if ur gonna spend £80 and shipping, it's a similar bracket to paying £110 or so for a known good 45 mobo. U may aswell.

What the fudge is going on ?

Quite amazed.

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Old 25-11-08, 08:07 PM
smithy335 smithy335 is offline
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ok thanks but what is the diff between p45 and 43?

it is around £30-40 more and im on a stiff budget (struggling to get the p43 as it is!)

if its got intergrated graphics then i could drop my GCard and go with that if it is really a big deal?

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Old 25-11-08, 09:08 PM
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Get the Gigabyte P31 board, its like £50 and a beastly OCer, great for budget builds, it can get my friends E2180 to 3Ghz, not sure about higher FSB's though, as it is a FSB1066 board tweaked for 1333, so might give up around 1400 for all I know.
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Old 30-11-08, 11:15 AM
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I'd say see if you can get hold of a Biostar T-Power P45 from an international shipper from germany or something, can get them across for about £90 and thats a beast of a clocker
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