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Asus P5KC vs Gigabyte DS3L

Poll Results: P5KC or DS3L For Overclocking

 
  • 21% (4)
    P5KC
  • 78% (15)
    DS3L
19 Total Votes  
post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Planning a new build for july, and it'll include the following...

CPU: Q6600 G0 SLACR
GFX: EVGA 8800GT
RAM: 2GB OCZ DDR2 Plat.Rev 2
Cooling: Watercooling setup
Motherboard...

This is the question...

I want a nice motherboard that will OC me quad well, i hear that the P5KC is a good overclocker, yet i hear the DS3L is also a good overclocker, the P5KC has Crossfire [Not very useful] and DDR3 [Maybe in the future] but the DS3L is a good £35 [$60] cheaper.

DS3L -->




P5KC -->



Whats your opinions?

Thanks

    
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post #2 of 19
I have been very happy with my P5KC, the only thing I do not like is that RAID has to be done using the eSATA port.
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post #3 of 19
i know this isnt up there but i say maximus fornula
    
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post #4 of 19
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Mr Torch, have you not OC'd further on your P5KC because of cooling, motherboard, or other limitations?
    
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post #5 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by ghost View Post
i know this isnt up there but i say maximus fornula
Hes looking for a inexpensive board but can still oc the q6600 well.
MF is way more moeny.

Ide go for p5kc just because in the future you can upgrade to ddr3
post #6 of 19
I'd just go with the DS3L. It overclocks like a champ and the price can't be beat.
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post #7 of 19
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Hmm it seems pretty tied, i'll see what the budget says...
    
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post #8 of 19
get the abit ip35-e for the budget or just completely overlook it...
post #9 of 19
Both are good OCer. For P5KC, the only problem to me is the DDR3 ram, which doesn't give any performance boost vs DDR2 at much higher price. If money isn't an issue, go for it. Otherwise, pick DS3L and put money on other nice components.
post #10 of 19
Thread Starter 
I see

So [Correct me if im wrong]

The boards are both equal in overclocking abilities

The DS3L has a price advantage

The P5KC has more future upgradibility [Spelling?]

    
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