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    cheapo 965 mobos I cant bloody decide.

    I aim to buy either a E4300 or E4400 and clock it up to at least 3 GHz. Im going to go for the el cheapo 1 GB DDR2 800. SLI etc means nothing to me.

    at scan my choices are,

    Gigabyte DS3's (what is the difference between the first two??)

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=551602
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=437659
    (below with graphics - which I like as a back up for testing. although I wonder if it affects Ocing.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=476331


    The Abit AB9

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=433275

    Asus PB5's

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=434330
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=470940

    there doesnt really seem to be much in it spec wise. Then there are the £80 ones but then a tenner here a tenner there starts adding up. What more am I getting other than maybe a firewire port and esata.

    Any opinons on these boards.

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    Gigabyte DS3's (what is the difference between the first two??)
    The DS3-P supports crossfire, the other doesn't.

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    The DS3P supports quad core 1333MHz FSB. Has solid capacitors, supports firewire and crossfire. Its basically the DS3 but with all the problems ironed out that the DS3 had, like compatbility issues with RAM and many other issues people were experiencing. For only a few quid more you would be a fool to go for the DS3 standard. Out of those I would go for the DS3P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mishima View Post
    The DS3P supports quad core 1333MHz FSB. Has solid capacitors, supports firewire and crossfire. Its basically the DS3 but with all the problems ironed out that the DS3 had, like compatbility issues with RAM and many other issues people were experiencing. For only a few quid more you would be a fool to go for the DS3 standard. Out of those I would go for the DS3P.
    the DS3 supports 1333mhz FSB on the newer revisions

    the DS3 also has solid capicitors
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    The DS3P also has the ICH8R (RAID) controller, has a 6 phase VRM and better onboard sound.

    Also 1333MHz support is only officially provided by the v3.3 mobos.

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    DS3P FTW then basically ?
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    Out of all the mobos you've listed I'd get the DS3P purely on layout, have a look at the layout of the others and you'll see what I mean and as a bonus it's a good overclocker to boot, pardon the pun

    EDIT: And I'm not saying that just because I've got a DS3P

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    abit also have the IB9~£62 on Scan & there is the Biostar 965PT for £60 at CCL

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I will go with the majority so the DS3P all I have to do is wait for it to be in stock.

    A pity Ebuyer doesnt do it at the mo.

    Now that the bearlake stuff is about to come out will these old board drop a little in the near future?

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