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I just posted about the ASUS p5k-e overclocking and fan control, but I received post(s) that said the p5k-e is horrible for the money and for overclocking. He said go with the Gigabyte P35-DS3R. I want to get to at least 3.2-3.4GHz with my Q6600 G0 and TRUE, 3.6 would be even better (for 24/7 use). Should I go with the Gigabyte? Should I get the DFI DK P35 T2RS regardless of the lack of firewire, esata, and WiFi and bad NB/SB/MOSFET heatsinks? Should I spend a bit more and get the abit IP35 Pro? I just want a good, stable overclock with DDR2 800 Crucial Ballistix RAM (2x1GB). Thanks for the help.
post #2 of 10
Get the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L its cheap and its a GREAT overclocker!
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Anything else? I kinda want the option for RAID open.
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I just ordered the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L. And as far as RAID you can alway buy a PCI addon later down the road.
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i have 4 Q6600's on the Gigabyte P35-DS3L board. they all can do over 3.0 folding 24/7. the 2 B3's are at 3.0, and the 2 GO's are at 3.2 and 3.4, i haven't tested them fully to see how far they can go. i know you want to keep the raid option open, but for the price, that board cant be beat.(in my opinion)
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post #6 of 10
Q6600 should be easily clocked to 3.0GHz or over.

If you are on budget, DS3L or IP-35E would be good options.
If you want to put some more money out, the IP35 Pro is a Quad monster and the Lanparty DK would be a good option.

The Lanparty DK seems to beat the IP35 in overclocking from what I hear, but I want to stand with the IP35 Pro, as I have done much research on it and saving to purchase it.
    
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You could probably do better for the money, but who said the board is horrible for overclocking the quad? Its chugging along great running my housemate's G0 @ 3.6, and it was stupidly easy to get it there.
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post #8 of 10
The IP35 Pro won't hold you back if you're wondering that. My IP35 Pro got me stable at 3.7Ghz on air, but I felt my temps were too high for comfort.

As for raid, I can't speak for the performance of the JMicron controller but you won't have to buy any additional add-in card.
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Originally Posted by cyborg939 View Post
I just posted about the ASUS p5k-e overclocking and fan control, but I received post(s) that said the p5k-e is horrible for the money and for overclocking. He said go with the Gigabyte P35-DS3R. I want to get to at least 3.2-3.4GHz with my Q6600 G0 and TRUE, 3.6 would be even better (for 24/7 use). Should I go with the Gigabyte? Should I get the DFI DK P35 T2RS regardless of the lack of firewire, esata, and WiFi and bad NB/SB/MOSFET heatsinks? Should I spend a bit more and get the abit IP35 Pro? I just want a good, stable overclock with DDR2 800 Crucial Ballistix RAM (2x1GB). Thanks for the help.
No offense at all man, but haven't you posted threads similar to this one several times already? I'm trying to be as nice as can be here, but I think it's time you just throw down and get the one that instinct tells you to get. We all want the perfect mobo, but there really is no one perfect mobo for everyone. You just have to find the one with the features you want that is recommended by actual users of the board, not what people hear/say. I can only recommend my DFI DK in my sig for LGA 775, simply because it is the only one I have tried. I bit the bullet, hoped for a good one, and I am pleasantly happy with this board. It OC's great, has pretty stable voltages, and plenty of BIOS options. Is it perfect? No, not by any means. But I am happy with the price/performance of this board. But I won't tell you to get it because for 1: the board you get might not be as stable as mine, and 2: I don't really know what features you want.

I apologize if I in any way sound rude here, but ya just gotta go with your gut sometimes. Sometimes you win, sometimes you don't, but you at least have to try.
    
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The Abit IP35 Pro is the best mobo I have ever owned.
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