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I'm looking to buy the P35-DS3L, but I'm also considering a DS3R with that "Ultra Durable" thing, here my planned setup

Penryn Q9450 (Jan 08)
Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2 6400 (D9) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220144)
G92 8800GTS (should come out by Jan 08)
Rosewill RP600V2 600W PSU
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182032)
etc.
Thermaltake Ultra120 extreme

Friend is returning to Canada on Xmas so buying the mobo during Xmas is not an option (stuff are pretty expensive here in Canada, even with the new exchange rate)

Since I'm getting a 45nm Penryn, I'm planning on overclocking it 24/7, now the 45nm CPU with ultra120 isn't what I'm worried about, but the motherboard will definitely feel the pain.

Which is why I'm considering if it's worth it to spend an extra $30 on the DS4R with "Ultra Durable 2" over the DS3L with regular iron chokes and mosfets for the voltage regulator. According to Gigabyte UD2 will deliver "Dramatically Lower Temperature and Longer System Lifespan", so the question is, should I get the DS3R or just the DS3L?

Thanks.
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post #112 of 4644
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrBogard View Post
Would 3.6GHz be some sort of ceiling for that configuration? I've heard of people getting the E6850 to 3.8Ghz comfortably on air cooling -- there's a lot of room between 3.6 and 4.5GHz for me to play around in, right? How complicated is configuring an Intel OC now adays, specifically with this board?

Thanks for your help btw, I do appreciate it. I'll probably be back for more once I actually have this stuff in my hand and installed
Yep, your memory and motherboard will be able to handle that proc up to 4.5ghz easy, possibly more. So you'll have plenty of room to play with. And Intel OCing, esp on this board, is a piece of cake.
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Originally Posted by iewgnem View Post
I'm looking to buy the P35-DS3L, but I'm also considering a DS3R with that "Ultra Durable" thing, here my planned setup

Penryn Q9450 (Jan 08)
Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2 6400 (D9) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220144)
G92 8800GTS (should come out by Jan 08)
Rosewill RP600V2 600W PSU
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182032)
etc.
Thermaltake Ultra120 extreme

Friend is returning to Canada on Xmas so buying the mobo during Xmas is not an option (stuff are pretty expensive here in Canada, even with the new exchange rate)

Since I'm getting a 45nm Penryn, I'm planning on overclocking it 24/7, now the 45nm CPU with ultra120 isn't what I'm worried about, but the motherboard will definitely feel the pain.

Which is why I'm considering if it's worth it to spend an extra $30 on the DS4R with "Ultra Durable 2" over the DS3L with regular iron chokes and mosfets for the voltage regulator. According to Gigabyte UD2 will deliver "Dramatically Lower Temperature and Longer System Lifespan", so the question is, should I get the DS3R or just the DS3L?

Thanks.
The build looks great. Honestly I haven't heard anything about the UD2 from Gigabyte, but it sounds good. With only $30 more, I would go for it if you have the room in your budget.
post #113 of 4644
Hello folks!
Going to build a machine and go with a the GA-P35-DS3L and give it a Q6600 cpu despite some of "the hick-ups" I have read about this board.

I really want this to run nice and clock it a bit to at least 3GHz...I have built quite a few machines, but I am not the brightest bulb when it comes to a few things! The first 2 that jump out is overclocking and ram..in fact I will admit I am just plain RAM STUPID, so please feel free to flame, but feel free to help me as well....please?

I really need help with picking out my memory for this new unit, and what i need to know is...Should I go with DDR2 1066 or DDR2 800 with this mobo and cpu combo? I know the 800 is really cheap right now, but if I will gain a lot and be more stable with 1066, then that is the way I will go. As I said, I want to clock the Q6600 to around 3GHz, and from what I have read, it does not seem like that will be any problem at all, I just want this thing to be fast and stable as possible. Any advice from you guys in trying to help me configure this and me getting a better understanding would be great!

Also, I am not going to install a 64 bit O.S....Sticking with 32 bit XP PRO for now, so will I be hurting or helping this adventure by putting 4x1 (4)gigs of ram in this system?

Most likely going with a GeForce 8800GT card already have a brand new Thermaltake TOUGHPOWER 700W PSU(on sale+40 buck rebate plus a gift certificate from frys i have been sitting on for a year, got it for almost nothing out of my pocket) as well if that makes any diff to the thought process here.

I really appreciate any help and /or direction you folks could give me! Thanks!
post #114 of 4644
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pup Trainer View Post
Hello folks!
Going to build a machine and go with a the GA-P35-DS3L and give it a Q6600 cpu despite some of "the hick-ups" I have read about this board.

I really want this to run nice and clock it a bit to at least 3GHz...I have built quite a few machines, but I am not the brightest bulb when it comes to a few things! The first 2 that jump out is overclocking and ram..in fact I will admit I am just plain RAM STUPID, so please feel free to flame, but feel free to help me as well....please?

I really need help with picking out my memory for this new unit, and what i need to know is...Should I go with DDR2 1066 or DDR2 800 with this mobo and cpu combo? I know the 800 is really cheap right now, but if I will gain a lot and be more stable with 1066, then that is the way I will go. As I said, I want to clock the Q6600 to around 3GHz, and from what I have read, it does not seem like that will be any problem at all, I just want this thing to be fast and stable as possible. Any advice from you guys in trying to help me configure this and me getting a better understanding would be great!

Also, I am not going to install a 64 bit O.S....Sticking with 32 bit XP PRO for now, so will I be hurting or helping this adventure by putting 4x1 (4)gigs of ram in this system?

Most likely going with a GeForce 8800GT card already have a brand new Thermaltake TOUGHPOWER 700W PSU(on sale+40 buck rebate plus a gift certificate from frys i have been sitting on for a year, got it for almost nothing out of my pocket) as well if that makes any diff to the thought process here.

I really appreciate any help and /or direction you folks could give me! Thanks!
With a Q6600, ram will not be a holdup. It's got a 10x multiplier, which means that even if you had 667mhz memory, you could get to 3.3ghz without an OC on the memory. With that said, go with some 800mhz, you'll do fine with that.

Also, DO NOT get 4x1GB, do 2x2GB or 2x1GB. Lots of boards have problems with four sticks and trying to OC, and I'm pretty sure this is one of them.

The rest of your build looks great!
post #115 of 4644
Hey guys,
I am thinking about getting this board for my new rig that i am building. I was wondering if this board will support the 45nm intel cpu's?
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Q6600 Evga 680i Evga 8800GT 512MB 2GB OCZ Reaper DDR2-800 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
250GB Seagate Samsung SH-S203N 19" Gateway LCD Corsair 620HX 
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Black TT Armor 
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post #116 of 4644
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Originally Posted by Jhanfosho View Post
Hey guys,
I am thinking about getting this board for my new rig that i am building. I was wondering if this board will support the 45nm intel cpu's?
Yep, though you might have to apply a BIOS update. I imagine all the boards being shipped now have the F6 BIOS though, which is the one that supports the new 45nm CPUs.
post #117 of 4644
Well, this is what I'm currently looking to pick up within the next few weeks. I think a few components may well end up being Christmas gifts, so I probably won't actually do the build until December 25th.

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182017
Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146565
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115028
Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835154001

This will all be going into my current case (Thermaltake Armor) which houses my current rig (A64 3200+, DFI Lanparty NF4, and a-gig-o-ram) and I'm really looking forward to the leap in performance I'm looking at, especially when I consider the possibilities of an overclock. I'm going to be adding an 8800GT (potentially the 700MHz EVGA board, if it ever comes back in stock on their direct store) soon after the initial upgrade. I can't wait to see my games fly. I currently play COD4 quite a bit on my current rig (with a 6800GT) and I think I'm in for quite a treat.

Should I be worried about the lack of PCI-E 2.0? What benefits might I be missing out on there? I might want to upgrade to the 9 series Geforce next summer (which hopefully still sees a massive improvement on the same CPU, etc) and I'm wondering if not having the newly released spec might hurt me.

Any thoughts or suggestions?
post #118 of 4644
Thanks a lot, SgtSpike for your direction!


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Originally Posted by SgtSpike View Post
With a Q6600, ram will not be a holdup. It's got a 10x multiplier, which means that even if you had 667mhz memory, you could get to 3.3ghz without an OC on the memory. With that said, go with some 800mhz, you'll do fine with that.

Also, DO NOT get 4x1GB, do 2x2GB or 2x1GB. Lots of boards have problems with four sticks and trying to OC, and I'm pretty sure this is one of them.

The rest of your build looks great!
Now the quesion is, Gigabyte does not list a 2 gig modual on thier memory list, so any suggestions you might have for that would be great! or am I looking at more of a trial and error situation here?

Thanks again for your reply!
post #119 of 4644
Just wanted to let you guys know that the beeping and freezing on my sons was due to the mouse going bad. It died and since the new mouse is on there he has had no problems.
    
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post #120 of 4644
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Originally Posted by MrBogard View Post
Well, this is what I'm currently looking to pick up within the next few weeks. I think a few components may well end up being Christmas gifts, so I probably won't actually do the build until December 25th.

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182017
Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146565
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115028
Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835154001

This will all be going into my current case (Thermaltake Armor) which houses my current rig (A64 3200+, DFI Lanparty NF4, and a-gig-o-ram) and I'm really looking forward to the leap in performance I'm looking at, especially when I consider the possibilities of an overclock. I'm going to be adding an 8800GT (potentially the 700MHz EVGA board, if it ever comes back in stock on their direct store) soon after the initial upgrade. I can't wait to see my games fly. I currently play COD4 quite a bit on my current rig (with a 6800GT) and I think I'm in for quite a treat.

Should I be worried about the lack of PCI-E 2.0? What benefits might I be missing out on there? I might want to upgrade to the 9 series Geforce next summer (which hopefully still sees a massive improvement on the same CPU, etc) and I'm wondering if not having the newly released spec might hurt me.

Any thoughts or suggestions?
I wouldn't worry about the lack of PCI-E 2. It just increases bandwidth available, but unless you're running SLI or Crossfire, it won't make a difference. Your 16x slot is still 16x in PCI-E 2.0, not any faster.

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Originally Posted by Pup Trainer View Post
Thanks a lot, SgtSpike for your direction!

Now the quesion is, Gigabyte does not list a 2 gig modual on thier memory list, so any suggestions you might have for that would be great! or am I looking at more of a trial and error situation here?

Thanks again for your reply!
There were a couple 2GB modules listed on the compatibility list, but I imagine that most would be compatible. Those are just the ones that they guarantee. With that said, I would just go with 2x1GB, and not worry about getting 4GB now. It won't make a huge difference for now, and that way you're sure it's compatibile with the board. I'd take a bet than most 2GB modules are compatible with it though, even if it's not stated on the list Gigabyte has.
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Just wanted to let you guys know that the beeping and freezing on my sons was due to the mouse going bad. It died and since the new mouse is on there he has had no problems.
Thanks for the report back.
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