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thanks guy for the input. I appreciate it greatly. I have decided i'm going with the DS4. But one more question; Should I get the EP35 version ($175) or should I go with the normal P35 ($190) version?

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How does the DS4 compare to the ASUS P5K-E and IP35 Pro and DFI Lanparty DK P35-T2RS for Q6600 G0 overclocking? I will be using a TRUE and want temps as low as possible for at least 3.2GHz.
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thanks guy for the input. I appreciate it greatly. I have decided i'm going with the DS4. But one more question; Should I get the EP35 version ($175) or should I go with the normal P35 ($190) version?

PS: Reps coming soon for the help!
Go for the EP35, the E means its the new DES (Dynamic Energy Saver) version which is the EXACT same in features, looks, overclocking, etc. The only difference is the board and the whole system uses less power when DES is enabled.

More info about DES here: http://www.giga-byte.com/FileList/We...s-overview.htm

@cyborg939 All I can say is the board clocks like a champ, it runs cool, stable, vdroop is minimal. There is one user on OCN that I know of that has the board at 500FSB and its perfectly stable. Not using "super voltage" either. Best board I ever used or owned. Quad core users have reported fantastic results.
     
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Its in the name, the 4 in Ds4 means 4 power phases while the DS3 has 3 power phases, in theory that means more stable overclocks. The DS4 also generally reaches higher FSB a little easier than the DS3, probably due to its better cooling.

I have the DS4 revision 2.0 and its the most stable and overclockable board I ever owned. The northbridge runs so cool its unbelieveable, first stock cooling I ever seen on a computer component that cools like a champ.
The ds4 has 6 phase regs on the board. DS3,Ds4,Ds5 and DQ6 are just there model names to determine the lowest to highest model.
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I have a new question, what is the difference in the GA-P35-DS4 revisions? Also, read first post.
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The only difference is the new one has some power saving feature.
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The ds4 has 6 phase regs on the board. DS3,Ds4,Ds5 and DQ6 are just there model names to determine the lowest to highest model.
Hes right ^^^

The different revisions of the DS4 have different heat pipe layout, the revisions before 2.0 have a bigger and bulky northbridge heatsink that has gotten in the way with some PCI-E 1x cards. Other than that I haven't noticed anything different.
     
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go the route i did and get the ex38-ds4 if your spendind 200.00 ish heard good things about this x38
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