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Old 01-09-2007, 12:17 AM   #11 (permalink)
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it shouldn't do anything to performance since most SLI is x16 for one slot and then when you put in the second card they both drop down to x8 from what I understand.

that sucks about the mobo dude. I'd make sure that you get a DS3 from the guy this time before even leaving the store.

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Old 01-09-2007, 09:01 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally posted by NZ-Disciple
So when the guy called and told me the board was dead he offered to put in a DS3 Pro.
I've never heard of a DS3 Pro, nor is there one listed on the Gigabyte website, this guy sounds shady But as long as he is not charging you for it and it is a DS3 this time and it works - then all is ok!

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Old 01-09-2007, 10:38 AM   #13 (permalink)
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in this case I would lean towards the ds3, but if you were comparing it to the p5b deluxe then I would more lean towards the p5b deluxe cause of it's features and other aspects of the mobo it self.
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Old 01-09-2007, 11:04 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Here is the website I think he is buying from:

It is also known on Gigabyte as the DS3P I believe according to the specs:

Notice the DS3P labelled on the motherboard? I will open it up and check to see that number is right and if not then I will have to take him down.

He is charging me $15 more but I will get him off that when I go pick it up today. Otherwise I have to wait 2 weeks for the stock to get in for replacement.
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Old 01-09-2007, 11:48 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I like the DS3, which I own, but the bios update and tech support from Gigabyte are absolutely horrible!!

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