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Hey guys! I know it's not anyone's first choice, but it looks like I could get one for $100. Would it be worth it? I've been hearing that the NF4 chipsets aren't doing that well with LGA775. I'm also wondering if the chipset will work well with Xeon chips (I'm guessing they will be fine). Thanks!

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I would not purchase that board if you intend on extracting maximal overclocks. You are on water so if you intend to overclock I would not go that route.

I like the ASUS P5B-E and Gigabyte 965P-DS3 personally.

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I got a 490 FSB on my P5B Deluxe so far so I think you should look into it.
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I would not purchase that board if you intend on extracting maximal overclocks. You are on water so if you intend to overclock I would not go that route.

I like the ASUS P5B-E and Gigabyte 965P-DS3 personally.

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I got a 490 FSB on my P5B Deluxe so far so I think you should look into it.
How do the P5B-E & Gigabyte 965P-DS3 do VS. the P5B Deluxe?
    
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How do the P5B-E & Gigabyte 965P-DS3 do VS. the P5B Deluxe?
The P5B-E is a vanilla board, and isn't really know for really good OCing, The DS3 does well with OCing, but it lacks crossfire or SLI capabilities. The P5B-Dlx has been good at OCing, and can do xfire or sli. I would get a P5B-Deluxe if I was you, seems to be the best board right now. What are your other upgrading plans?
    
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DS3 is good if you don't have D9 Chips in your memory. Those boards have been limited to "only" a 450mhz FSB.

The P5B-E is good if you get the C2 revision. The P5B Deluxe is your best bet.
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Well I was going to go with the PC2 8000 Ballistix HERE and I think those were D9 chips. It looks like they have an open box P5B Deluxe for $148. To "bill me later" or not to "bill me later"...
    
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Well I was going to go with the PC2 8000 Ballistix HERE and I think those were D9 chips. It looks like they have an open box P5B Deluxe for $148. To "bill me later" or not to "bill me later"...
Get a pair of Firestix, they can OC past DDR2 1000 speeds. And are like 40 bucks cheaper. And they are D9GH chips. I would get a retail P5B Deluxe though. cause you aren't guaranteed that the open box will come with everything. Its a gamble, that isn't worth it IMO.
    
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everything what? cables and downloadable drivers? i worry more about why it is open box although i also order open box mobos almost exclusively.

thats kinda funny cause im sitting on a gigabyte ds3 open box atm deciding if i should hit the purchase now button.
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Get a pair of Firestix, they can OC past DDR2 1000 speeds. And are like 40 bucks cheaper. And they are D9GH chips. I would get a retail P5B Deluxe though. cause you aren't guaranteed that the open box will come with everything. Its a gamble, that isn't worth it IMO.
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everything what? cables and downloadable drivers? i worry more about why it is open box although i also order open box mobos almost exclusively.

thats kinda funny cause im sitting on a gigabyte ds3 open box atm deciding if i should hit the purchase now button.
I buy open box from newegg all the time. The worst thing I have heard of happening is one of our members got a Scythe Infinity with a broken fan and they fixed the problem even when it was open box. Newegg's service is just plain good. They know that going that extra mile when they don't have to will make them money down the road.
    
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