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Old November 8, 2007, 04:05 PM
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Default Help choosing P35 board

Need some help choosing a P35 board.

I have one 8800GTX, Mushkin HP PC2-8500 2gb, +sytheninja rev.B+some items from signature.

Looking for:
450FSb without too much heat in the board or instability
Heatsink needs to fit
Minimal bios issues.

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L ATX LGA775 P35 1333FSB 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN Motherboard
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Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R

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DFI Bloodiron
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ASUS P5K-E/WIFI
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BloodIron is probably my favorite. Never used DFI though and I'm worried it might get a bit cramped with the heatsink and the GTX.

Also Im worried about the heatsink nudging the RAM into the A2/B2 slots on all the boards. Would this matter?

Im just "assuming" the memory listed above will work well on these boards but need to do some more homework.

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Old November 8, 2007, 05:25 PM
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I run the DS3L and I like it, but I haven't got into the o/c that much yet...

the ds3R isnt much different, RAID and more SATA connetors being the big diff that I see.
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Old November 8, 2007, 05:44 PM
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I personally do not like Gigabyte and have never used DFI but I won't go with anything else than Asus
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Old November 8, 2007, 05:56 PM
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I know what you mean. I have the A8N32SLI deluxe and its great for a casual overclocker to get good stable cool results. Their support was also good. I just hope the P5KE-wifi would replicate that, cant really afford the deluxe as i just bought rootmans raptorThe gigabytes are incredible value.. Kind of scared of that DFI board overheating. Think im going to have to flip a coin.
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Old November 8, 2007, 08:51 PM
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Do you need RAID? If yes, go for the DS3R. If not, go for the DS3L. Cheap and reliable. I've never owned a DFI, and nothing but problems with the 2 Asus boards I had - that was some time ago, but the memory is still there...

Can't to receive r00tman's second Raptor...

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Old November 8, 2007, 08:58 PM
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Default no raid needed

Just interested in simplicity and reliability to achieve moderate oc's at good temps.

Overall gigabyte gets the best feedback but I'm wondering if asus has the better options for ddr2 1066 overclocking.

Since im not using raid i may be avoiding one of the asus problem areas.

I could also do with the WIFI but not sure if its worth the extra $50 over the Gigabyte.
Ho hum.
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Old November 8, 2007, 09:04 PM
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Just interested in simplicity and reliability to achieve moderate oc's at good temps.

Overall gigabyte gets the best feedback but I'm wondering if asus has the better options for ddr2 1066 overclocking.

Since im not using raid i may be avoiding one of the asus problem areas.

I could also do with the WIFI but not sure if its worth the extra $50 over the Gigabyte.
Ho hum.

$50 will buy you a stand-alone Wi-Fi PCI card that can be ported onto any other system so IMO having it tied to the board is not a plus.

I've been happy with the Giga P-35 board I'm running, and I haven't seen too many complaints about them. (Seems to me that there might have been one bad batch, but that was only a few boards and doesn't seem to be an issue now).
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Old November 8, 2007, 09:04 PM
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get the blood iron :) it will 450-470 stable with a quad core. 500+ with d/c
i'm at 425mhz fsb right now. motherboard primes at just under 40 degrees. i can easily boot at 450mhz, but i havent got it stable yet. truth be known, i'm saving 'it' so i have something to do when i get the upgrade itch again. probably sometime in january...
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Old November 8, 2007, 09:26 PM
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I'm with Brotha on this one: the DFI is simple and OC's like a champ... For the OC I have in my sig, all mobo voltages are stock. I can even run 4gigs of ram above 500mhz.

On a side note though, the PCB is incredibly small !

PS: the manage attachment function is buggy, I can't attach screen shots of my OCs ...!
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Looks like it's time to flip a coin!

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PS: the manage attachment function is buggy, I can't attach screen shots of my OCs ...!
Don't use the manage attachment function. Instead, use the VB Image host radio button that is located at the top of the thread, next to the User CP and the Sweepstakes buttons. Select upload an image, don't go over the image and data size limitations. Once loaded in your images folder, copy the [img] code in the thread / reply.

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