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Old October 30, 2008, 02:00 PM
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Hello,im going for e8400 duo and was wondering whats the best mobo for around 150-160$ can.I was looking for either the gigabyte p45 ds3l or ds3r,dont know witch or is there something better for that price range.
Also is the difference with those two mobo only in the crossfire for the ds3r.
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Old October 30, 2008, 02:39 PM
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Asus P5Q's seem to be popular too and they're in that price range.
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Old October 30, 2008, 03:11 PM
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Gigabyte are great motherboards ... personnally i'll go with the DS3R if you would like to keep the option to get crossfire ... if you plan to buy a nvidia base card or will never do crossfire the DS3L is almost the same board ... without the second pcie x16 slot.
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Old October 30, 2008, 06:10 PM
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Thanks for the quick replys,so the only difference between the ds3l and ds3r is the second slot for crossfire, do you think it will overclock the same as the ds3r because im not thinking of going crossfire .
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Old October 30, 2008, 06:23 PM
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Yes it will overclock the exact same as it is the exact same chipset.
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Old October 30, 2008, 06:24 PM
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The DS3R also has on-board RAID.
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Old October 30, 2008, 06:43 PM
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Is it a good match with e8400duo or should i get the asus.
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Old October 30, 2008, 06:50 PM
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Of couse it is, just like the P5Q is a good choice too. It mostly comes down to brand preference.
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