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    4 boards, but which one to get?

    I am making the move to Core 2 Duo and have already bought an E6600 and 2 Gig of OCZ 6400, but now need a board to go with it. I plan to overclcock and will be using my liquid (fluidXP) cooling my set up. Out of these boards which one would you go for?

    1, Abit AW9D-MAX Intel 975X

    2, Gigabyte GA_965P_DS4

    3, Abit AB9 Quad GT

    4, Asus P5B Deluxe

    I only chose these boards based on a price of upto £130.00, but if you know a better feature rich board for overclocking, please tell me.

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    I personally have a Quad GT, so my vote goes for that. With the latest beta BIOS, there shouldn't be any problems and you can get a good high stable FSB with it. uGuru is also very useful for OCing.

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    The gigabyte works well with very similar components in a system I built for a friend.
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    I've just got the Asus P5B works like a dream!
    Low power consumption low heat everything you need

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    P5B deluxe wifi.
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    Abit for me.. I had a P5B but it was DoA. I didnt fancy getting a board where build quality is questionable from one of their factories.

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    Abit QuadGT. I have the AW9D Max and your not going to reach the high OC a 965 will do.
    The Quad has now got a decent Bios.

    Have a look here. Its a long thread but could be useful if you decide on the QuadGT
    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=132392

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    Remove the DS4 and incllude the DS3P in its place, it supports firewire and comes quad core ready. It is also much cheaper and offers great overclocking ability and is solid!

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    +1 on the ds3p, if you want an abit tho get the quadGT

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    The ds3p is the same mobo as the ds4, the only diff is that the ds4 comes with the fancy heatpipes and VRM coolers.

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    Quad GT, i love mine Best boarad i've had in absolutely years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0iD View Post
    Quad GT, i love mine Best boarad i've had in absolutely years.
    Good overclocker? I heard its a beast that board!

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    Of those 4 I would go for the abit AB9 QuadGT. In fact I just ordered one!

    I currently have a Commando - my first ASUS board - and actually (no commentators curse I hope..) it is running OK at 10*330 , but hot.

    Because of so many others reporting failures and problems with their Commandos, I have been very cautious... it was rock solid at stock.

    I have however been appauled at the poor support from ASUS and the almost unusable web site for downloading updates. abit support is without question somewhat better.
    Try to make each and every day the best it can be.

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    had the DS4 (nice board) but I'm not sorry that I swapped to a QuadGT.
    I think that more & more people are starting to realise just how good a mobo that it is.

    Having said that the AW9D does have the advantage of native IDE support rather than an addon controller if you have IDE drives to use.
    & 975X still probably gives the best performance clock for clock.

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    Thanks for the replies. My mind was made up for me when I managed to pick up a brand new Asus P5B Deluxe on ebay for £70 including postage.

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    Brave move!!

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