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Old February 4, 2008, 12:07 AM
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Is the Asus P5KC worth it compared to the Gigabyte P35-DS3L?
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Old February 4, 2008, 04:29 AM
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With the P5KC, you have DDR2 and DDR3 support, better chipset cooling, Crossfire support, Firewire.... all specs that the DS3L doesn't have. If you need any of those, yes it's worth it.
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Old February 4, 2008, 09:52 AM
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I find the P5KC sucks personally, I have had 2. Vdroop is terrible (esp with quad), FSB isnt as good as P5K, a transistor exploded on one of mine, etc.
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Old February 4, 2008, 10:13 AM
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If you are looking for a board specifically with DDR2 and DDR3 support, then the Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R is a much better choice than the P5KC, IMO. Better build quality and components (capacitors, etc.), much better onboard audio. But again, it doesn't have Crossfire (I never intend to Crossfire anyway) or Firewire. I love mine, it overclocked very well, and I have that future-proofed feeling of the DDR3 support if I ever want to use it.
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P5KC is not worth it as the fact that DDR3 is far from mainstream and by the time DDR3 IS mainstream a better board will exist.
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yeah I was thinking I was doing the right thing getting support for both DDR2 and DDR3 but the board is really made poorly and is crap for clocking DDR3 anyway. I had to do alot of vmods to get it working properly.
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