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Best CPU/Video/Memory combo for OC today?

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Airness23

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What would you recommend for the best (results) in overclocking, as far as CPU/Motherboard/VideoCard/Memory combination AS OF TODAY. Considering OC is to be done all on AIR, so a better cpu fan will be bought for better cooling and a good case? CPU hopefully is to be less than 500$. Would you think an AMD 3800+ or a p4 3.6GHz be good options or would I actually be able to overclock and achieve same or better performance with slower chips? Also Im guessing NVidia 6800 ultra would be the best video card today?

As of now I have [email protected] with 9800pro radeon, equaling in 21k in 3DMark2001. What would my new score be with the "new" system approximately (is 30k reachable, again air, or 25k?)? Thanks in advance.
 

batboy

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You have a good system. Don't think you'll ever get 30k with a 9800 Pro no matter what you upgrade to. The 3.0C will often do 3.75 gig (250 FSB). You could use your RAM at 1:1 or DDR500 that way.
 
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Airness23

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Thanks for reply, but I was thinking of selling this system and maybe buying a new system with additional cash to it. Therefore I would supposedly have new videocard (6800 ultra?) and cpu and ram and mobo.
 

mattspalace

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Here's what you do.

1. Keep your CPU. It's a good one.
2. When OCZ finally releases their DDR600, buy a gig of it
3. Get the 6800GT 6800 Ultra or X800 XT

If you can run close to a 300 fsb with a 1:1 ratio, your system would smoke a 3.0C at 3.75GHz.

I hung on to one of my SL6Z3's just for this purpose. It also does 3.5GHz.
 
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Airness23

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But Im afraid the motherboard wont let me run 1:1 at 295FSB even if ram is capable of it, ABIT-IC7 mobo that is. Kinda risky investing in new memory when I heard the mobo is better at 5:4 than at 1:1 and therefore might not be able to run it at 1:1...