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Is this X58 board a good one to overclock with?

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Used this board for a customer's PC at the shop I work for. A TON of BIOS options....ExpressGate..lots of cool stuff. If you can handle the price go for it. I had fun putting it together.
 

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I'll go for that then :)

The only thing I can't decide on is either a GTX 285 or a GTX 295. I hated adding the 295 to my basket on Novatech and the price went from like £600 to over £1000 , I was O.O.

Because I run games at 1920x1200 (24"), would a GTX 285 be fine?
 
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I'll go for that then :)

The only thing I can't decide on is either a GTX 285 or a GTX 295. I hated adding the 295 to my basket on Novatech and the price went from like £600 to over £1000 , I was O.O.

Because I run games at 1920x1200 (24"), would a GTX 285 be fine?
would me more than fine but right now u can try to get gtx 275 as is way cheaper and then sli
 

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Not cool at all to slander another company like that. Cool, you prefer ATi over nVidia..grats. That doesn't mean you have to say things like that.
 

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Can you read sir? Not cool to slander just because of your own preference!!
 

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who cares if a company if good or not. as long as i can play the games i dont give a f***. now lets get back on topic.

2 4890 would be a very good idea as the gtx 275 arent out yet on the us
 

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Yay lizard
 

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originally got a gtx285, had to take it back though so ended up getting a gtx295 instead.
amazing card, doesnt give much notable difference over a 285 though.
 
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Most base Asus boards will overclock marginally well. It's got good to average overclocking potential.
 
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Thats every i7 owners question, and it seems to be more dependent on the chip itself rather than the board.

I'd say sure with water cooling. Wish HWbot.org listed overclocks by board :(
 

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920 to 4GHz possible?
Most i7's will clock over 4.0ghz with ease and within Intel spec voltage. However, you do need high end air or water cooling. They run hot!
 

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I got the P6T oc board and a 920, got it clocked to 3.5 Ghz with X2 GTX 285s, I haven't tried to go further on the proc, really no need to. It flies through any games I throw at it.