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GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L any good

post #1 of 17
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I'm debating whether to get this motherboard. I'm not looking to run SLI or Crossfire so it seemed like a decent board. How does it OC? Any input would be great.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059
post #2 of 17
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wow i'm such an idiot, there's a whole thread on this board


XD
post #3 of 17
Lol that thread is huge. This board is excellent, don't let the price point fool you. It doesn't have onboard RAID, so if thats important , get the DS3R. I love this board, so easy to OC.
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Need RAID? Get the DS3r. Don't? Get the DS3L. It's a great board, and you won't regret it.
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I'm really thinking of getting this board as well, but the lack of Firewire and only 4 SATA ports is really holding me back...
What do you guys think?
post #6 of 17
Great board; if you need ports, go up one step up to the DS3R.
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post #7 of 17
Amazing board, very good for overclocking, and the price is unmatched. But if you want a board with all the 'bells and whistles', get something different.
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post #8 of 17
for the record RAID 0 does offer a SIGNIFICANT performance boost:


NON RAID (backup drive, identical to the other 2)




Raid 0 (2x as fast)

post #9 of 17
I have one and love it. Very easy to OC and performs well. I ran a FSB of 440 and it had more in it. My CPU was maxed out at that point.
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post #10 of 17
Well, I love this board. I've pretty much abused it and it keeps plugging along. For around $90 you can't beat it. Great quad overclocker as well if you plan on getting one. I've gotten my money's worth I know that.
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