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    OK just wanting people's opinions on motherboards. I was pretty set on getting a gigabyte p965-ds3p. After some advice from people I respect I'm now torn between that and the asus P5B-E plus. From reviews they seem to have similar performance so what are people's opinions on them? Anyone have experience of both?

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    It's up to yourself, I personally prefer Asus boards, I've just had better experiences with them.
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    I would take an abit QuadGT over both.
    Also DFI's 965 Infinity should be appearing anyday.

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    Hmm, most people seem to be recommending the P5B. Might just go for that one, I looked at the quadgt too but it's a bit more expensive, I'm on a budget.

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    If you are on a tight budget, wait 11 days (ish) and the processors should have dropped by up to 40%, that saving alone will let you get a decent board
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    Are the quads supposed to be dropping on the 22nd as well, or is that in July?

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    I think they all are, and theres a few new processors arriving as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    If you are on a tight budget, wait 11 days (ish) and the processors should have dropped by up to 40%, that saving alone will let you get a decent board

    No chance.
    I'll bet you anything you like that wont happen...certainly not 40% anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    No chance.
    I'll bet you anything you like that wont happen...certainly not 40% anyway
    When you say no chance, is that just a guess or do you know something we dont?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    If you are on a tight budget, wait 11 days (ish) and the processors should have dropped by up to 40%, that saving alone will let you get a decent board
    My budget takes into account the price drops already! I thought the boards I was looking at were pretty good anyway. I spent a fortune on my last mobo and never used half the features so I'm not going overboard this time.

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    Well AMD have dropped their prices today so there's a good chance that Intel will reciprocate on the 22nd, hopefully

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    Yeah, it seems likely it will actually happen.... with the 6000+ now only £155 and AMD demo-ing Barcelona on the 23rd it would make perfect sense. But only 11 days to wait and see

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF View Post
    I would take an abit QuadGT over both.
    Yeah but you would

    To be honest I would too, either that or possibly one of the Asus P5N32-E SLI boards. Heard bad things about other 680i boards but this seems to be doing pretty well for itself.

    I hadn't used an Abit before getting the IB9 (was on a tight budget at the time and needed Core 2, I have the Crystal meth of upgrade addictions) and have been very impressed with its stibility considering it spent all of 5 minutes at stock settings
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madafwo View Post
    Yeah but you would
    I didn't buy an AB9/AB9 Pro or an AW9D (very nearly did ...) but when the QuadGT was announced I said that's the board for me, got 1 of the first in the UK & so far it's repaid my trust.

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