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    Re: Best gaming PC for £400

    Get a P31 motherboard like the Gigabyte P31-DS3L, I had a E7200 at 3.2GHz on one of those boards just by changing the FSB.

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    Re: Best gaming PC for £400

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    But what I hear.. from the forums is that in practice they really aren't very good.. so what you got to say about that? huh? HUH?

    I've always been in two minds about that board. It looks too good to be true though.. so it probably is
    Well from what ive read and 'seen' in practice they are very good lol, couple of people have it on the ebuyer forums and have given it good rep, its great value for money if you think about it, well featured, solid caps all round and a good overclocker.

    beat that!

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    Re: Best gaming PC for £400

    Quote Originally Posted by DDY View Post
    Get a P31 motherboard like the Gigabyte P31-DS3L, I had a E7200 at 3.2GHz on one of those boards just by changing the FSB.
    but the p35 chipset is better

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    Re: Best gaming PC for £400

    It is great value yeah... if it works

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    Re: Best gaming PC for £400

    Quote Originally Posted by DDY View Post
    Get a P31 motherboard like the Gigabyte P31-DS3L, I had a E7200 at 3.2GHz on one of those boards just by changing the FSB.
    I've been impressed by my cheapo Gigabyte board too (P35 though). Can't say I've pushed it's overclocking limits with my stock cooler and slow ram though lol. I briefly threw the FSB up to 375 with no complaints at all but the 70C+ temps on the CPU running Orthos rather put me off.

    I'd certainly rather get a cheap Gigabyte P35 than the MSI, they're about the same price anyway.

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    Re: Best gaming PC for £400

    Quote Originally Posted by Lanky123 View Post
    I've been impressed by my cheapo Gigabyte board too (P35 though). Can't say I've pushed it's overclocking limits with my stock cooler and slow ram though lol. I briefly threw the FSB up to 375 with no complaints at all but the 70C+ temps on the CPU running Orthos rather put me off.

    I'd certainly rather get a cheap Gigabyte P35 than the MSI, they're about the same price anyway.
    Yay Gigabyte support is starting to come through... my plan is working

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