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I'm looking to make a pretty much final line-up for my C2D build and I'm trying to cut down on costs.

I know it's not good to skimp on a mobo if you're wanting to OC but this seems like a pretty good deal.

My first choice was a DS3 which is around £103 inc. VAT

This board, however, is only around £65 inc. VAT.

What I want to know is, does anyone know if this board performs well? Is it reliable? Will it overclock nicely?

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I know the ASRock Dual's for 939's overclock like CRAZY with low voltage capable set-ups...so I can't imagine the board you linked being a dud.
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That's good news! I'm looking for reviews right now and I found one.

If this board is good, I can spend some more money elsewhere!
    
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I did find the OCW review but IE throws up an error when the page has loaded and stops me viewing it.

Thanks for the links, I'll try them again!

Edit: Seems this board has very limited options for modding the volts in BIOS. There is no option for VCore at all in there. Has to be done with a variable resistor, it seems. VDimm and Chipset voltage can be done with some funky pencil'age, but I wouldn't want to have to do that..

Edit 2: It also seems that this board has very limited overclockability. At a site, they were only able to clock an E6400 at 2.3GHz. Sucks!

Any motherboard recommendations that are under £80? For extreme quality I'll go to around £100
    
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Personally, I would go with the more expensive board if I were you. If that means waiting an extra few weeks, I think the wait would be worth it. The gigabyte board is the better o/c'ing board imo and in my experience Gigabyte motherboards are of a far better quality than ASRock boards. Imho, I would say that the Gigabyte board is well worth the extra £35-£40.

Btw, here is another review of the ASRock board you're considering. Hopefully this link will work for you .

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the board is not worth it...
go for a asus p5b, or the ds3/s3
 
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definately, the overclocking on that board is not nearly as good as the clocks people have been geeting with the Ds3
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