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1. P or G? Which one will OC higher/more stable?

2. Does it really have only one IDE Slot? What are my options here as far as storage? I like to have two Optical Drives at least. SATA "just works" on this board hopefully?

3. Any other boards around the same cost with similar or better features that may be better for a E6300?
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Get the P965. G965 means it has onboard graphics, which will not OC as well, as the northbridge has to do stuff with the O/B graphics, even if it's disabled, I think.

Yes it does have one IDE port, but you can use up to two devices with a double cable.

To my knowledge, there aren't many boards with the same features in the same price range.
    
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Get the P965. G965 means it has onboard graphics, which will not OC as well, as the northbridge has to do stuff with the O/B graphics, even if it's disabled, I think.
K the P's cheaper anyway and what I already added to the cart ^_^

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Yes it does have one IDE port, but you can use up to two devices with a double cable.
Yes, 2x DVDRW/CDRW = All the IDE Slots used. This Mobo will boot from SATA?
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It should do. It should serve you well Just watch out for the northbridge, it gets very hot. Either invest in an A/M cooler for it or just set a silent fan around that area.
    
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i hear 965P o/cs higher, but i got the G just because it costs the same essentially and if something happens to my 7800gt (unlikely) i can at least get into windows... i dont have any backup video cards even though i used to.
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That should work.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Modki

Yes, 2x DVDRW/CDRW = All the IDE Slots used. This Mobo will boot from SATA?

If it doesn't you should RMA it
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Well the current mobo I have, I had to update the BIOS for it to boot from SATA.

Also, I see a lot more of the E6300 than the E6400. Which one is the better overclocker?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Modki
Well the current mobo I have, I had to update the BIOS for it to boot from SATA.
Well, that's MSI for you

Quote:
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Also, I see a lot more of the E6300 than the E6400. Which one is the better overclocker?

The 6300 is cheaper, the only difference between the 6300 and 6400 is the multi, so they will both overclock similarly (each individual CPU is still different of course). Niether one is a bad choice, just depends on your budget. If you have the money go for the 6400, if not, you shouldn't skimp on other componants to afford the 6400.
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