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Old 04-09-2007, 12:16 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Ultra's always crap out on people. They are one of the crap de la crap brands (except thier high end ones which are decent I heard), it doesn't matter what you have it powering. The Gigabyte is probably a little better then the MSI, not a big difference though.
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Old 04-09-2007, 12:21 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Yeah I think I'm gonna get a BFG Powersupply...ever have any experience with them (good or bad?)
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Default Re: 1600$ Gaming Rig - Check it over

Ultra are only good on the higher end models.

The DS3 is just easier to overclock with but the MSi P6N is still a very good board as well.


BFG are ok...I suggest you read Ste's thread stickied on power supplies to see whats really good.
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Old 04-09-2007, 12:23 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Yeah I've not had any problems with it - only issue is trying to OC my E6400 because I've read reports of people getting up to 3.2 on the E6300 and I can't seem to get past 2.5 - I wonder if its my OCZ RAM? Oh well
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Old 04-09-2007, 12:40 AM   #15 (permalink)
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So should I go with the Rev 1.3 gigabyte or the original?
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Old 04-09-2007, 12:45 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Probably the Rev...problem is I think "Rev" means "We f*cked up our last one, buy our new one!" reason being I'm kinda paranoid that if it happend with one "Revision" it may happen again.
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Old 04-09-2007, 12:53 AM   #17 (permalink)
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As someone stated I linked the wrong one before. That is an old version of the board

here is the one you want.

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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Old 04-09-2007, 10:49 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Sora I am in a dilemma. I read some great reviews on the Gigabyte you suggested, but when I looked at the FSB it confused me a bit. I looked back at my old MSI with 1333MHz and wondered if the difference was all that spectacular.

For the Gigabyte, it says "FSB 1066/800/533MHz" where as the MSI says 1333MHz...

So does the Gigabyte have less FSB? And if so, how much will this effect my performance?
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No...they just put that there to make people think exactly what you are doing.

Don't worry about that....you will end up overclocking way past those ratings.

Once you overclock a DS3 your FSB would be like 1700-1900. It's just your FSB x4

C2D are 266x4=1066 but if you OC your CPU to 400 FSB in the BIos your rated becomes now 1600.

Don't worry about it
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Alright fantastic. Thanks again.
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