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I just ordered a Q6600. Should I get nice P35 mobo now, get a cheap mobo now and get a nice mobo when the X38s come out?
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Depends, really. What P35 are you looking at?

Abit iP35, P5K Vanilla from Asus, Gigabte P35 DS3P would be my choices.

P5K Deluxe didn't do it for me.
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I was looking at the IP35...but do you think it would be worth the wait for X38? Or should I just sell it if the X38s turn out to be so great?
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post #5 of 13
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Depends, really. What P35 are you looking at?

Abit iP35, P5K Vanilla from Asus, Gigabte P35 DS3P would be my choices.

P5K Deluxe didn't do it for me.
You had problems w/ the P5K deluxe?

Seems to me like many people are OCing well on the P5K Deluxe's. Stay away from P5W's

Honeslty, I'd say get a P35 setup. If you look at the P35's, it took a while for the P35's to overclock well. I bet the same problem will happen with the X38's.
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If you ordered your cpu now why wait a month or two to get the x38 when it shows up unless you really want to run sli if it has it. I would jsut get a nice P35 board and be done with it.
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post #7 of 13
There's no telling to be dead honest. X38 sounds good on paper... so do a lot of other things.

Not to mention, personally, if Gigabyte ain't kickin out a DDR2/DDR3 Hybrid X38 board, I'm not migratin' over to another company just to have it. I'll have PEnryn on a DQ6 P35 board.

So, it's pretty much what you see yourself upgradin' too in the future.
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by ae804 View Post
You had problems w/ the P5K deluxe?

Seems to me like many people are OCing well on the P5K Deluxe's. Stay away from P5W's

Honeslty, I'd say get a P35 setup. If you look at the P35's, it took a while for the P35's to overclock well. I bet the same problem will happen with the X38's.
I have a thread about my P5K Deluxe adventure. DOn't get me wrong, it's a good board. But having two P35 boards in my hand and knowing what the Gigabyte P35 DS3P Did for me (before I blew it up lol)... the price of the P5K just didn't sit well with me.

I paid a good 100 more for the Asus for things that I really didn't care for. WiFi, etc... I got the same performance out of the Gigabyte board (Although OCing Memory was better on the P5K if I remember right) and it was 100 less.


That's what I mean about it not doing much for me. I really wan to buy an Abit though and put it through the paces. It's a really nice lookin' board!
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post #9 of 13
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So should I go for the Abit IP35?
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post #10 of 13
MadMax has used the Abit for a bit of time and has more experience. If you're on a tighter budget, Gigabyte's P35-DS3P's good for sure.

But, I personally wanna try out the Abit. Just wondering about that HDMI port and all. =D
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