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    No, bad Clunk! As much as I'd like to I can't afford to.

    So have the initial problems with the QuadGT been fixed?

    So far I'm leaning toward the P5B-E plus, everyone seems to recommend it above the gigabyte.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doddsy View Post
    No, bad Clunk! As much as I'd like to I can't afford to.

    So have the initial problems with the QuadGT been fixed?

    So far I'm leaning toward the P5B-E plus, everyone seems to recommend it above the gigabyte.
    Problems! What problems
    I have just put a QuadGT in replacing a P5B Deluxe and prior to that an AW9D Max. Of the 3 the Abits are easier to work with but I think that is just my personal preference for the uGuru software.
    The only bugbare is with the JMicron driver as per usual but it is an easy work around.
    Support is good despite the slow release of bios updates. I am still on the first bios and as yet I dont see a need to change.

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    Just to add to this post,
    What is the difference between all those Gigabyte boards?
    GA-965P-DQ6
    GA-965P-DS3
    GA-965P-DS3P
    GA-965P-DS4
    GA-965P-S3

    Seems a bit crazy to me?!

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    I'm warming to the quadgt tbh, just been looking through other forums and it seems pretty impressive. The raid problem would be annoying though.

    As far as I'm aware:
    DQ6 - top of the range with big heat pipes, quad core ready
    DS4 - ? Not so quad ready? Cheaper then DQ6
    DS3P - basically the DQ6 but without the pipes so cheaper
    DS3 - basically the DS3P but without the second 16xPCI-E slot and has mostly non-raid sata ports (cheaper again) with no firewire
    S3 - Even cheaper with less features (less sata ports)

    Seems a bit crazy to me to, bit too much choice. I'd only consider the DS3P or DQ6 tbh. They all seem like good solid boards though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doddsy View Post
    I'm warming to the quadgt tbh, just been looking through other forums and it seems pretty impressive. The raid problem would be annoying though.

    As far as I'm aware:
    DQ6 - top of the range with big heat pipes, quad core ready
    DS4 - ? Not so quad ready? Cheaper then DQ6
    DS3P - basically the DQ6 but without the pipes so cheaper
    DS3 - basically the DS3P but without the second 16xPCI-E slot and has mostly non-raid sata ports (cheaper again) with no firewire
    S3 - Even cheaper with less features (less sata ports)

    Seems a bit crazy to me to, bit too much choice. I'd only consider the DS3P or DQ6 tbh. They all seem like good solid boards though.
    I have a QuadGT to replace my ASUS Commando.... the RAID problem is fixed, and the official new BIOS 11 is now out and available. I have not installed the Abit yet, but there are loads of good reports..... and the Commando was more expensive!
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    Yeah I'm starting to lean heavily in the direction of the Quad GT now. Anyone know of any memory that it doesn't like?

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    I think there's only one best bang-for-buck memory to get nowadays

    Geil 6400 4-4-4-12, 2GB for about £100

    The abit's sure to work with that

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    Well you can get OCZ and good corsair stuff for ~£100 too. DDR2 really has fallen. I'm looking at the £150 dominators though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamwhoiam View Post
    I think there's only one best bang-for-buck memory to get nowadays

    Geil 6400 4-4-4-12, 2GB for about £100

    The abit's sure to work with that
    If you can stand yellow I would recommend http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=312367

    Micron D9 (which the QuadGT loves)

    & for another take on the QuadGT
    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho...2&postcount=30

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    Right, mind's made up. QuadGT for me. (you just cost me more money buff!)

    Now to choose RAM, the ballistix do look good. Still leaning toward the dominators. They just look awesome, I'm sure they are micron D9 too.

    Edit: No they're not. Hmmm
    Last edited by doddsy; 12-04-2007 at 09:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doddsy View Post
    Right, mind's made up. QuadGT for me. (you just cost me more money buff!)
    I wish that I was on commission ...

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    Maybe you should look into it, you make quite the salesman!

    Are you sure that RAM is D9? Seems a bit cheap for it.

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    The OCZ PC8500 stuff is only about £150 now.... or Cellshock 6400 for £140 or GSkill HZ for £150. Not too sure about that ballistix....I know it's D9s but I've read a few places that it doesn't OC too well

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    Just noticed that you've already got some HZ Is this a full build or an upgrade? Oh hang on, that'll be DDR HZ won't it with that board and CPU...
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    Cheers for the input though, the cellshock are at the top of my list, I'll look into the OCZ though. Most other D9s I can find are ~£200!

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