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    Motherboard opinion.

    I like the look of the new gigabyte p35 based boards, as i plan on getting a q6600 when they drop in price these are supposed to be perfect for quad cores.

    My question is what do you guys think of the GA P35C-DS3R, it has 4 slots for ddr2 and a further 2 for ddr3 as well as support for 45nm cpu`s, seems like a nice future proof board to me.

    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...e=GA-P35C-DS3R

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=605377

    Opinions please.

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    Looks like a nice board, why have they put a paralled port on the back panel.

    Have you had a look at the Asus P5KC, little bit more price.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=615972

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    they have a nice layout and all the "ultra durable" stuff gigabyte are on about so it they should be good. I don't know if they are good overclockers though.

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    It is a ds3 board and they supposed to be pretty good overclockers, the things i like about it are 1. the price 2.support for ddr3 and 3. support for 45nm cpu`s (which must be the next line of intel chips).

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    I've got one of these arriving with a E2140 until the Qxxxx's drop in price as soon as Scan's stock arrives. I bought one because it seems fairly well covered in terms of future chips and memory, though PCI-E 2.0 isn't supported. Apparently they clock C2Ds just as well as the P965 chipset but as you say they do a better job of clocking quad core chips. It also supports Wolfdale as well as Penryn.

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    Check out the review of 8 p35 mobos in Tomshardware.
    GA-P35C-DS3R was recommended.

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/2007/0...uk/page14.html

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    Nice to see the board is a goodun, nothing worse than spending money on utter crap.

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    "Unfortunately, the tested P5K Deluxe WiFi-AP didn't reach the lofty goals set by its high BIOS limits, instead taking an E6700 normally capable of reaching 3.46 GHz to only 3.41 GHz. On the other hand, dropping the processor's multiplier to six allowed the board to reach a respectable 455 MHz FSB on this FSB-resistant early stepping core."

    Why not use a cpu that isnt "FSB-resistant" when testing the overclocking capabilities of a motherboard?

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    stupid betond belief.
    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

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    Maybe Tomshardware don't like Asus mobos.

    From http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/2006/1...uk/page21.html

    "The Asus P5B Deluxe WiFi-AP certainly leads the pack in terms of features, but with average performance and overclocking ability."

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    They do write some excellent articles don't they. Saw a 'Hardcore DDR2 Overclocking' one the other day, in which they weren't using any Ballistix/Team stuff. Ah....

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    very useful! thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by KingLouie3 View Post
    Check out the review of 8 p35 mobos in Tomshardware.
    GA-P35C-DS3R was recommended.

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/2007/0...uk/page14.html

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