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P5B Deluxe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131045

DS3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012
    
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Whats the difference between the gigabyte DS3 and the gigabyte DS4 apart from the (non-SLi, non-Crossfire)able PCIex16 slot?
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Originally Posted by OCZedd View Post
Whats the difference between the gigabyte DS3 and the gigabyte DS4 apart from the (non-SLi, non-Crossfire)able PCIex16 slot?
The DS4 has compatibility issues with lots of RAM. DS3 FTW!!!
    
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Looks like its really the DS3 or the P5B-E or P5B Dlx. What about any good OC'ing abit boards?
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post #15 of 28
Don't think there are any.
    
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post #16 of 28
i dont think the P5B-E is recommended, i could be wrong though
    
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post #17 of 28
its alright... but the Deluxe is better, just don't get the Vanilla board.
    
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i dont think the P5B-E is recommended, i could be wrong though
It's cool but I don't think the voltages go as high as they do on the Deluxe.
    
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post #19 of 28
ahh thats the one thats not recommended, the vanilla. i knew one of em wasnt.
    
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post #20 of 28
The difference between the 2 gigabyte boards (DS3, DS4) is the PCI-E slot. There is no second slot for a second GPU on the DS3. On the DS4 However, it will run crossfire @ 16x, 4x, and SLI w/hacked drivers running @ 16x, 4x.

I would get the Abit A9WD-Max, it will run crossfire @ 8x, 8x, and SLI (on hacked drivers) @ 8x, 8x. It's also proven to be a very good OCer.

As for the PB5-E that only has 1 PCI-E slot, so your out of luck for Crossfire or SLI.
    
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