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Old 09-03-2007, 03:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

Im new to this and am thinking of attempting a build so ill have many questions on the journey so bare with me. My first is about a motherboard. Have decided to use a Q6600 processor and im thinking of going for the Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R motherboard. I see alot have used this board but have also looked at the Asus P5K3 Deluxe. Which is the best ?

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First of, make yourself comfortable. Ask questions, alot.

Glad you picked the q6600 CPU, great processor.
As for the motherboard, the GB P35C-DS3R is unnecessary. You would be more satisfied with the GB P35-DS3R, no C.

Do you have a familiar ground in building or do we have to teach you step by step, which we will very clearly.
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Hi. I too am looking at a new build, however I have found that there is no need for the P35C-DS3R, as all this includes is support for DDR3 RAM. And looking at the prices of that RAM, not many people will be able to afford it for a while!
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Thanks for that. Never built a pc before so really new to this but i think i learn quick time will tell when i start. I want to build a really good future proof system hence why i was going for the P35c. Im going to use this as a media centre and maybe gaming. Was thinking of the 8800 gts 320 or 640mb too. Want this to be a good system.
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p35 ds3r and a 8800gts 320mb will do great with that q6600
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Its true about the RAM but just want to make sure that in 6 months time when DDR3 RAM comes down in price and want to upgrade that i can. There's very little in the price either.
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DDR3 isn't gonna be mainstream, not in the recent future.
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What about the ASUS P5K3 Deluxe is that any good or would the p35-DS3R be better for me
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The p35 ds3r is better.
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Thanks for the help. Sorry for all the questions.
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