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well i can tell you i ran my P4 520J and i got it up to 4.2GHz in my ASUS P5B Dlx.
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Well, its not really a matter of "if" I am going to get a board, but "which board". I could get a "tide me over" board or "hardcore" board.

The issue with my current mobo is that it has NO bios features to overclock. So, despite me having a new PSU, a new case and nice water cooling, I still wouldn't be any better off.

So, I have been thinking about getting an RD600 board, the Gigabyte DS3 (or whatever) offering, a P5B or a P5W. I dont think ANY of these boards are particularly bad, I just want to make the best decision for the time being, ya know?
    
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Well, its not really a matter of "if" I am going to get a board, but "which board". I could get a "tide me over" board or "hardcore" board.

The issue with my current mobo is that it has NO bios features to overclock. So, despite me having a new PSU, a new case and nice water cooling, I still wouldn't be any better off.

So, I have been thinking about getting an RD600 board, the Gigabyte DS3 (or whatever) offering, a P5B or a P5W. I dont think ANY of these boards are particularly bad, I just want to make the best decision for the time being, ya know?
I gotcha dude I know..decisions, decisions. Well, if you wanna wait for the mobo too, have you thought about or tried software OC'ing for now? I hate to even recommend it to anyone, bios oc'ing is better, but it's an option if you can get it to work.

If you wanna go the tide-me-over way, ya a DS3 is an option. Pretty good little board, and while not as feature packed it OC's very well. Personally I hate to ever do that and buy "less than I want" stuff, unless I will have use for the hardware later. Like using the DS3 later to build my pops or mom a rig.

Personally I'd get something good now that can run the quad core. Maybe there will be better boards out in a few months, but mostly better crossfire/SLI stuff and such. Maybe other small enhancements I'm sure, but really I don't think they'll change that much by like April. A bit later bigger changes will occur, new chipsets and socket, things like that. But I don't think you'd be selling yourself short to have a QX6600, paired with a P5B-D or P5WDH (so you could crossfire another card like yours later) a few months from now. Still would be quite a monster rig I think.
    
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I have a P5WD2 Premium sitting here going to waste. Let me know if you're interested. I had it running my p4 560.
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If you get interested in the P5B Deluxe (which I would absolutely recommend, because it is a great board) I am selling mine right now. Just check out my For Sale thread in my sig.
    
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Looks good. I really dont think I can go wrong with either the P5W or the P5B. I am not the best overclocker at the moment. Anyone have any idea on what would probably work out best for a prescott with 18x multi and mediocre ram? I am also wondering if there is a board that would work well with my pressy now and well with the E6600-based QX6600 (meaning multi of 9x)?
    
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