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Old 04-09-2007, 07:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yep the DS3 is an excellent board for the price...I highly recommend one

That or if you want things like external SATA or firewire the P5B-E has.
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Old 04-11-2007, 05:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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That's a nice looking board but it doesn't support RAID 5?
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I found this on Gigabyte's website i think it's the next step up for the GA-965P-DS3
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-965P-DQ6 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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Old 04-11-2007, 06:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Has anyone ever installed a GIGABYTE GA-965P-DQ6 in an Antec P160 case????


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Old 04-11-2007, 08:01 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I would go with the pre-overclocked one. It's only $10 difference, and they wouldn't have two versions if there wasn't a noticable difference.
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Old 04-12-2007, 01:03 AM   #15 (permalink)
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i suggest an am2 board and chip.
everyone knows that k8l will demolish c2d.
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hahaha just kiddin it probably will, but go c2d for now.
unless you have amd faith.
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Overclocking is the way to go. To give another example my system at stock does ~6,700 in 3dmark05 and when overclocked it does ~10,500 in 3dmark05, I just keep at a setting that gives ~10,000 to keep the heat down. So thats around 50% increase and theres a huge difference in actual game play as well.

The Asus P5b is another really good intel board.
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The Asus P5B-E supports RAID5 while the DS3 supports only 0/1 I believe
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