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965P-S3 vs. 965P-DS3

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maybe like a 40 dollar difference , but to someone on a budget , its a lot.

What do you guys think about this? Which one fits the category for more bank for the buck? Currently the DS3 is out of stock. Would this be a good alternative for a motherboard? Or should go ahead and buy the DS3 from zipzoomfly?

Any suggestions would help greatly,
Thanks.
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The only difference between the DS3 and the S3 is the fact that the DS3 has solid capacitors, which will only make it last about 2-3 years longer.

There is no difference in features or overclockability.

Go with the S3!
    
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The solid capacitors "in theory" can make the motherboard have a longer life expectancy....its a marketing strategy IMO.
    
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Thanks , i think i will go for the S3 , thanks guys!
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i got an S3. its in the mail. ill cross fingers w u!
    
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I *heard* (not from a gigabyte sales rep) that it could last 5-15 years longer than the S3. However your S3 will most likely last you until we have 16 core processors with each core clocked at 6GHz. My point is you really don't need the extra life however long it may be, simply because the S3 will last way beyond the point when it becomes outdated. However, if you plan to run your comp as a server for 5 years straight with a UPS then you might want to consider the DS3.
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yeah but thats the point. by the time it blows up, or lasts less because teh capacitors are not AL plated (lool.....BS!!!) it will be obsolete and sell on eBay for around $30 to private schools with no funding
    
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post #8 of 10
I have the S3 and I'm very happy with it. It overclocks well and the blue color is nice.
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yeah mines in the mail as we speak! I checked newegg and its at step 5! lol its been step 3 since friday :-/
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Waupli, what revision is your board? Do you know?
    
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