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i need a temporary motherboard as after my 2x 680i boards were DOA,
i switched off my surge protector and now my old tride and true motherboard is DEAD.

i need a temp, i mean a decent mobo that will last me until X38's come out (asus style, cause those seem 2-3 months away)

i was looking at this intel board
p5k

but is there any other board that will oc decently for cheaper? or better for same price? like the 965 of 975 chipsets?

i won't be sli'ing, i will be watercooling, raid 0 is a plus, and i have a e6400.

thanks!
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http://www.tankguys.biz/product_info...oducts_id=1745
Even cheaper than most P35s, but it will also overclock very well.
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http://www.tankguys.biz/product_info...oducts_id=1745
Even cheaper than most P35s, but it will also overclock very well.
outta stock :O
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Oh, hehe. What about the DS3? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012
Proven good board and decent overclocker. There's also this Biostar TP35, but since it's fairly new, I haven't heard any reviews on overclockabilty. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138075
This board seems popular on OCN lately. It's a great overclocker and it's cheaper than the P5K. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128050
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Oh, hehe. What about the DS3? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012
Proven good board and decent overclocker. There's also this Biostar TP35, but since it's fairly new, I haven't heard any reviews on overclockabilty. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138075
the ds3 is what i was planning on getting after reading some reviews.
would you know a good temp NB cooler? cause i dont want to have to
drain and bleed my loop again for the NB?
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Newegg has the DFI Infinity P965-S in stock for only $130. Probably the best value you could get.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136034
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Newegg has the DFI Infinity P965-S in stock for only $130. Probably the best value you could get.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136034
im tryin' to keep the price down, cause i wanna save money for the x38 and a xonar from asus. the ds3 looks banging, and it sounds like theres more of an OC following for it than the DFI, even though DFI's have a good oc rep.

think ill go with the ds3, thanks for the help!
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How about the 650i Ultra Motherboards?
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The 650i chipset doesn't overclock as well as the P965 chipset. For a good northbridge cooler, shop here. http://www.svc.com/chipset-cooler.html
I recommend the Thermalright HR-05, Evercool VC-RE Twinkling, or the Thermaltake ExtremeSpirit II.
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