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hello, to all you people that know a lot more than i do. i am new to this game (overclocking). i am going to purchase a 3.0 P4 HT and an intel motherboard (D865GBF). i get them both together. long story. i think a couple raptors would be nice also and twin ddr400 corsairs will be nice. i have read on some cooling systems but i dont know what to get and how to get it. apparently vapo chill is the way to go. true? i don't know what the overclocking capabilities of this motherboard are anyways. i would buy another board if i knew of one. so, please anyone that can shine some light, please do. feel free to email me at [email protected] and/or post. thank you.

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first of all ... buy an amd instead...easier to overclock....:) and performs better...as for cooling the vapochill is nice....i just use air cool..and my 2500+ is runningat 38 load...

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First off welcome to OCC. Here is a review with a few boards but with the i875 chipset. http://www6.tomshardware.com/motherboard/2...9/i875p-01.html

If you want the i865 chipset i would recommend an asus or abit. Just look on their website. yea your not gonna be able to overclock with that intel board, so if you get the intel board, don't even worry about the vapochill.

Edit: Do you guys always have to suggest an AMD when someone wants to go the intel route???

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i have read on some cooling systems but i dont know what to get and how to get it.

I would look into the new thermalright SP-4 HSF with a good 92mm fan like the Panaflo or Tornado if you don't mind the noise. The temps are pretty low and unless you are going to do heavy modding and gaming, I would rather save the money and use it for better ram and video cards. versus water cooling or vaporchill. It is just icing on the cake after you already have the latest and greatest equipment in your rig.

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yea but the new i875 will blow your machine away, unless you got an athlon 64. And there is no easier or harder one to overclock.

I agree all the way. I've had intels that oc VERY well (the 2ghz in my sig), and I've had amd's that do very well. on the other hand I've had both that won't oc for chit. go with what ever you want, though I would suggest an athlon64 at this point. they're pounding the P4 in ghz vs ghz battle (2ghz will match or beat a 3.2ghz intel). they also give you more latidtue for the next gen games and apps (64 bit and 32 bit) which no review has bothered to mention. $499.99 isn't bad when you consider you can get a 3200+ a64 and the mobo (msi's board oc's well from what I hear). also the a64's do NOT get as hot as the xp's do... which is a very good thing. I see ~30c on my 3200+ idle and have not cracked 40c under full load

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hello, to all you people that know a lot more than i do. i am new to this game (overclocking). i am going to purchase a 3.0 P4 HT and an intel motherboard (D865GBF). i get them both together. long story. i think a couple raptors would be nice also and twin ddr400 corsairs will be nice. i have read on some cooling systems but i dont know what to get and how to get it. apparently vapo chill is the way to go. true? i don't know what the overclocking capabilities of this motherboard are anyways. i would buy another board if i knew of one. so, please anyone that can shine some light, please do. feel free to email me at [email protected] and/or post. thank you.

Ahhh good old Intel Purchase plan :). I heard intel boards are harder to OC. I would sell that board and get a new one :).

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