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Good call on the RAM, I think I will get the Ballistix.
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I just did a quick bit of research, and read that it should boot out of the box. The reviews and other info said it doesn't work with BIOS R. '14'. Some said it did work with that revision, but wasn't completely stable until they updated with the latest revision (15). If you feel a bit uncomfortable buying that board, I would give this a shot, the Asus PK5. Some of the reviews said that it supported the E8400 out of the box
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post #13 of 23
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Gigabyte P35-DS3R
He said he wants a board that supports eSATA. (i don't think that one does, unless i missed something)
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post #14 of 23
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If you were in my position. Which motherboard would you pick?
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post #15 of 23
If you want 4.0 Ghz I'd get a DFI board. The Gigabyte is a nice board, but it's set up to be simple to overclock, not amazingly overclockable. It's great for me, maybe not for you if you want 4.0 stable. The Bloodiron is a nice doohickey for a dual core, if you can find it.
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I would go with the Asus PK5, if your looking for a board with a P35 NB. Me personally, I would spend the extra money(if you can afford it) and go with something like a X38 NB. The Abit IX38 looks like a good board, and it supports eSATA. I'm getting a X38 board for my new system
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post #17 of 23
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Yeah, I've read that the DFI boards are good overclockers but are also for advanced overclockers, which I am not. So, for a beginner, Abit IP35 Pro or Asus P5K?
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post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by Schroedinger View Post
If you want 4.0 Ghz I'd get a DFI board. The Gigabyte is a nice board, but it's set up to be simple to overclock, not amazingly overclockable. It's great for me, maybe not for you if you want 4.0 stable. The Bloodiron is a nice doohickey for a dual core, if you can find it.
I agree. DFI makes some good stuff . They arn't the only option for good OCing boards tho.
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post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by tmaz42o View Post
Yeah, I've read that the DFI boards are good overclockers but are also for advanced overclockers, which I am not. So, for a beginner, Abit IP35 Pro or Asus P5K?
I'd go with the Asus P5K
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post #20 of 23
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I was thinking about the X38s one time, but I really won't be using CrossFire, unless it really is worth the money.
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