Gigabyte 945GCMX-S2L a good "clocker"?

Tats

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Hello all, I'm looking at building a speed racer PC on the cheap...don't we all have that dream eh.
Components i'm considering are

Intel Duo E4500
Gigabyte 945GCMX-S2L http://tw.giga-byte.com/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2669

I want to overclock the E4500 so i'm wondering if this MB will do the jobbie well, it's very cheap which makes me a little wary. Also what RAM should i pair the CPU with for a overclock upto 3Gh will DDR2 800 do the job?

Many thanks
 

ibp_john

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You might want to wait for the E5200 to come out, which is the 45nm revision of the E4600, which is supposed to only cost $87.
It has a huge multiplier of 12.5x and would be great for overclocking.

I doubt that the E5200 would be compatible with the board you have listed there, but I'd go with a newer board maybe a p35 or something.