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post #1 of 11
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Like the title says im looking for a good E6300 overclocking mobo thats in the $100-$150 price range. I am a first time builder and overclocker. I am hoping get up to 3.5ghz from oc'ing. The boards I had in mind were:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128017

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131142

Any suggestions would be greatly apperciated. Thanks
post #2 of 11
Asus P5B deluxe, non wifi is a great board but a little above ur price range, or a similar gigabyte, the DS3 is good

Gigabyte DS3

P5B Deluxe

P5B-E

those are good mobos
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Im digging the Gigabyte DS3, what Ram would you suggest thats in the $100-115 price range that would OC well with? Sorry im on a budget ;(
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budgets are all good, im on a budget, but im deciding to sell my ps2, and a bunch of other crap to get wat im gettin, i got a list of ram, brb w/ it

$375 - Crucial Ballistix - D9
$350 - Crucial Ballistix - D9
$305 - G.Skill HZ - D9
$300?? - Team Xtreem - lookin for reviews
$310 - OCZ
$290 - Crucial Ballistix - D9
$275 - Patriot
$275 - Corsair
$270 - G.Skill - D9???
$240 - Buffalo Firestix
$250 - G.Skill
$245 - OCZ
$240 - G.Skill

those are the 2gb versions, so cut the price in 1/2 for 1gb, and the ram marked D9 is the higher end stuff

for you i'd reccomend any of the G.Skill
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I remember other members saying the DS3 is the same board as the S3 only it has solid capacitors, so the DS3 not_an_artard mentioned should be the same as the gigabyte S3 board that you linked at the beginning except you save money.

If this is wrong info someone correct me
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Originally Posted by cHoBomonkey View Post
I remember other members saying the DS3 is the same board as the S3 only it has solid capacitors, so the DS3 not_an_artard mentioned should be the same as the gigabyte S3 board that you linked at the beginning except you save money.
if thats true, u learn sumthin new every day XD
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post #7 of 11
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If that is correct which would be best to get the DS3 or S3? Also the only Ram the DS3 supports is 1.8v. I was also wandering what the best Cas Latency timings are for OCing. Thanks again.
post #8 of 11
The S3 (what I have) is great! I would highly reccomend it. The DS3 will support other RAM, you just have to boot into the bios and change the voltage.
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I believe another difference between the S3 and the DS3 is that the DS3 supports raid and the S3 doesn't.
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I don't think so. I don't have raid but there are raid drivers that came with the mobo and stuff about raid in the bios.
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