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Which mobo of these three should I go for?

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Hello, I'm planning to get a C2D E6420 (2.13ghz) and try to perform a stable overclock of it to 3.2 ghz (or as high as I can get with air cooling(Zalman CNPS9700)).

I'm actually very new to this , and this will be my first attempt at trying to overclock so I need to ask some advice on which motherboard and memory combination should I go for?

The said motherboards are :
Asus P5NE-SLI 650i
Gigabyte 965P-DS3
Gigabyte P35-DS3

And memory(2gb kits) :

-Corsair DDR2 XMS2 TWIN2X2048-6400C4 (timing : 4-4-4-12)

-Kingston DDR2 Hyper-X KHX6400D2LLK2/2G 2GB 800MHz DDR2 Non-ECC
Low-Latency CL4 (timing : 4-4-4-12)

-Crucial Ballistix Tracer BL2KIT12864AL804 DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz (timing : 4-4-4-12)

I don't plan to use SLI, and will probably change the motherboard by the time DDR3 is useful anyway, so those aren't factors for my choices.

So, what do you guys think will be the best for mobo+memory combination? Or if there are any other motherboards out there around the same price range which would give an even better performance?

I only have these 3 RAMS to choose from though, so I need to pick either one of them.

Thanks in advance!
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-DS3. cant argue with the p35.
-ballistix. definately.
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Originally Posted by ChielScape View Post
-DS3. cant argue with the p35.
-ballistix. definately.
I second that! Dont even think about the 965 board. The chipset wasnt designed to support the new Penryn cores like the P35 or the NVIDIA 600 series are.

And I would look into the G.Skill 6400CL4D range
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he said those are his only choices, so the ballistix are the best choice for him
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