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post #41 of 47
Ok...here's 2 in response to your pm. They are the same board, just one has normal capacitors, and the other one has solid state ones.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012
^Gigabyte GA-965P DS3

Pros:
Overclocks very well, supports all the things you need, etc.

Cons:
Limited crossfire support (one port would be 8x and the other would be 4x I believe.)

That's about it for that one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128017
^Gigabyte GA-965P S3

The S3 is the same as the DS3, exactly the same. The only real difference is the fact that it has standard capacitors, the regular electrolytic type. The DS3 is supposed to last a little longer, but they're both very stout boards.

Waxshop actually had an S3 and he overclocked his e6600 to 3.6 or so, but he was just playing then, so I don't think he took the time to see if it was capable of being stable.

That being said, they're both very capable boards, lightsource has a e6300 sitting ina ds3, and a lot of people have the ds3 in their rigs. I don't really think you can go wrong with it for the price
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The DFI Infinity 975X/G is a decent budget board with Crossfire capabilities. However, don't expect good overclocks with the latest official BIOS. The RAM settings in that BIOS are extremely limited, and will hinder your overclocking adventure. I am using an unofficial BETA BIOS, and get better results that way (3.51GHz, FSB = 390). The layout is a little odd (look at the location of the power connectors). It's definately not the best out there, and my main reason I selected it is because I am waiting for an RD600 board. For a long-term solution, I'd look either for one of the ASUS boards with 975X or for the ABIT board Ch13f121 has.

A quick rundown about SLI/Crossfire:
  • 965P/G Express Chipsets: can support both, currently only with modded drivers as far I know, but it has been announced that several boards will support Crossfire officially (SLI still with modded drivers). I do believe, however, that the 965 series has their PCI-E x16 slots running at x16, x4 in dual graphics mode. Obviously, you need a board with two PCI-E slots, and not all 965P/G boards have those. (Gigabyte DS3/ASUS P5B for example only have one).
  • 975X: supports Crossfire. Can run SLI with modded drivers. Both in x8, x8 mode.
  • RD600. Yet to be released. Will run Crossfire in x16, x16 mode, and since SLI with modded drivers can be run on anything with two PCI-E x16 slots, it should work here also.
The ABIT MAX is indeed advertised as running both, but I think that is in anticipation of completion of the official drivers to run SLI on any board that has dual PCI-E x16.

If you want dual graphics, get an 975X based motherboard; if your pick is the very best overclock, get an 965P express based motherboard, although a good 975X motherboard is not far behing in overclocking performance.

Final note: be aware not all 975X boards do support Core 2 Duo
    
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Thank you both for the info.
Now that i have read your opinions, i think i am going to take some time and read a little more about these DUO chips and mother board options.
I got my eyes on this forums for DUO builds.


After all, this is going to be my gaming rig. So i want it to be right the first time.

Again thanks for your time and info
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Originally Posted by Chozart
The DFI Infinity 975X/G is a decent budget board with Crossfire capabilities. However, don't expect good overclocks with the latest official BIOS. The RAM settings in that BIOS are extremely limited, and will hinder your overclocking adventure. I am using an unofficial BETA BIOS, and get better results that way (3.51GHz, FSB = 390). The layout is a little odd (look at the location of the power connectors). It's definately not the best out there, and my main reason I selected it is because I am waiting for an RD600 board. For a long-term solution, I'd look either for one of the ASUS boards with 975X or for the ABIT board Ch13f121 has.

A quick rundown about SLI/Crossfire:
  • 965P/G Express Chipsets: can support both, currently only with modded drivers as far I know, but it has been announced that several boards will support Crossfire officially (SLI still with modded drivers). I do believe, however, that the 965 series has their PCI-E x16 slots running at x16, x4 in dual graphics mode. Obviously, you need a board with two PCI-E slots, and not all 965P/G boards have those. (Gigabyte DS3/ASUS P5B for example only have one).
  • 975X: supports Crossfire. Can run SLI with modded drivers. Both in x8, x8 mode.
  • RD600. Yet to be released. Will run Crossfire in x16, x16 mode, and since SLI with modded drivers can be run on anything with two PCI-E x16 slots, it should work here also.
The ABIT MAX is indeed advertised as running both, but I think that is in anticipation of completion of the official drivers to run SLI on any board that has dual PCI-E x16.

If you want dual graphics, get an 975X based motherboard; if your pick is the very best overclock, get an 965P express based motherboard, although a good 975X motherboard is not far behing in overclocking performance.

Final note: be aware not all 975X boards do support Core 2 Duo

Chozart I thought the cat 6.9's support crossfire on the 965P chipset, or does the chipset drivers have to be crossfire compliant?
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post #45 of 47
It could be that Cat 6.9 does that.. not too sure It's only recent that the mobo manufacturer's announced it.

Still, it will be x16, x4... right? which is not as good as x8, x8 on the 975x boards (let alone x16, x16 on the RD600)
    
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post #46 of 47
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Update all!

Just got my PSU.
600 watts of OCZ power with 4 x 18amp rails.
Should be good enough to O/C and power up my system that i am building

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