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-im building a new comp after the intel price cuts and was wondering if this is a solid mobo?

-Also im looking at ocz reaper memory and wanted to know if they are compatible?

-Last question...when is the x38 chip coming out and is it worth the wait over the p35 boards?
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The ASUS and Gigabyte P35 boards are excellent boards. I would get them over the 965P boards if you have the money.

If the OCZ Reaper is DDR2, then it'll be supported. Look into the Crucial Ballistix and the Black G.Skill DDR2 800 HZ.
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Yeah, they're great boards. I have DS3R but it's currently on RMA. Every company has their duds

Before I sent it back I was able to pull 520FSB and DDR2 1250 stable.
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Thread Starter 
love the quick responses...thanks

-any set release for x38, i searched and could only find late 2007.
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IMHO, the only reason to wait for X38 boards is if you want SLI or Crossfire, have money to spend, or you're an extreme overclocker using phase or some other crazy cooling method. The P35 boards are excellent as they are and are probably much cheaper. Expect to pay $250 to $400 for an X38 board (as pricy as the 680i boards were at launch).
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