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    Best Overclocking uATX Board

    Unfortunately due to space restrictions I need to move to a uATX system for my main PC (specs in my system). For the case I'm thinking Silverstone TJ08B

    Motherboard is the tricky bit:
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    Any other better suggestions or one of the above? I want 333mhz out of it at least to get my quad to 3Ghz

    Will my Scythe Mine fit in the case?
    Will my 8800GT fit in the case?

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    Re: Best Overclocking uATX Board

    I post this pic too much lol



    the mine will fit as my ninja does.

    GT will fit too, no problem as there is nothing to get in it's way.

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    Re: Best Overclocking uATX Board

    of the two motherboards mentioned you are better off with the gigabyte. Overclocks quite well and has native 1333mhz so you will get at least 3.0GHz out of the q6600.

    The board buff mentioned is supposed to have good overclocking features.. not sure as i havn't seen a review. Again it has 1333MHz native but only single channel RAM and two slots at that, whether that changes affects you or not?

    That said the single channel RAM didn;t let it down too much in a reviw I read and for the price it's very good.

    EDIT: Damn! thought I was editting my first post lol

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    Re: Best Overclocking uATX Board

    Couldn't let Mike show his TJ08 off without mine as well



    Oh and my motherboard is a G33m-DS2R currently doing this (limited by RAM),


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    Re: Best Overclocking uATX Board

    How about this one?
    out of the bunch scan have, id go with this or the gigabyte you posted

    could you guys please stop posting those pics of your nifty micro boxes
    im indecisive enough about my next build without having a spanner thrown in the works
    (btw what are the temps like)

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    Re: Best Overclocking uATX Board

    Well at 3.5GHz my CPU temps are (after 27 hours of Orthos, core temps according to Everest) 58-60 C. When running Folding at home they are 56-58 C and folding with the side off ~51 C. I think the main problem stems from having the CPU cooler pulling its air over the hard drives, I may try spinning the cooler by 90 degrees to see if lower temps are achievable not that 57 C when folding is a real issue.

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    Re: Best Overclocking uATX Board

    I didn't have a choice but to do that with the ninja, but once I saw it all setup it kind of makes sense that way.

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    Re: Best Overclocking uATX Board

    Quick note the Mine is roughtly the same sive as the ninja without a fan attached, because the mine fan is burried in the middle of it and the total fin size is smaller (although I think there are more fins so it's only slightly samller in total area)

    PS Mike and Webby which cases are thoes one's you are useing?

    PPS which motherboard is that Mike?

    EDIT: big question
    iG31, iG33 or iQ35 chipset?
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    Re: Best Overclocking uATX Board

    the case is a Silverstone TJ08 - I've got 1 too (with an I-N73HD but only a Zalman 7000Cu HSF).
    1 of the better mATX imo due to the 120mm fan mounts & the removable mobo tray.

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    Re: Best Overclocking uATX Board

    The case is a silverstone TJ-08 and the motherboard is an ASUS M2A-VM (AM2)

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    Re: Best Overclocking uATX Board

    60C load running at 3.5GHz isnt too shabby at all.
    I plan to have a Q6600 running at ~3GHz, just cant decide if I want to build in a huge box or a tiny one

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    Re: Best Overclocking uATX Board

    I though P5K-VM was the best mAtx mobo around, its 1333Mhz, overclocks pretty easy, ive tested it to 500Mhz FSB and it goes further than that.....

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    Re: Best Overclocking uATX Board

    Quote Originally Posted by Hunain View Post
    I though P5K-VM was the best mAtx mobo around, its 1333Mhz, overclocks pretty easy, ive tested it to 500Mhz FSB and it goes further than that.....
    Hmmm, I'll research than one right now. Its between that and the Gigabyte DS2R. Both have near on idetnical spec from what I can see. Will be ordering in the next few days I reckon so need to decide soon. Any one else wanna chip in?

    Will be putting my Abit IP35 Dark Raider and CM Stacker case up for sale some time in the future.

    EDIT: Just found this review which compares the two
    AnandTech: µATX Part 2: Intel G33 Performance Review
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    Re: Best Overclocking uATX Board

    Take that review with a pinch of salt later bios revisions have altered the playing field for the G33m-DS2R and probably the ASUS as well.

    For example they only OC the E6550 on the DS2R to a FSB of 396, mine is evidence that it will go a hell of a lot further than that! And some have been pushed up to FSB of 600 (the board not a E6550)

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    Re: Best Overclocking uATX Board

    Quote Originally Posted by merple View Post
    How about this one?
    out of the bunch scan have, id go with this or the gigabyte you posted
    That board you linked to is a no go I'm afraid. Its iG25 so it has only PCI 32bit, I need to 2 for my wifi card and soundcard.

    Its between the Gigabyte and the Asus P5K-VM and seeing as the Gigabyte is the only one is stock its easy to decide!

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