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Buy GA-P35-DS3L now or wait for Newer Chipset

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Hi guys should I buy a ga-p35-ds3l now or wait for a newer intel chipset. I just want to replace my ga-p965-s3 since its starting to die (sometimes hd controller broken, sometimes crashes right at startup, cold boot problems -> all happens at stock settings).

Anything coming up soo that I should wait for? I don't think im in line for a ddr-3 transition anytime soon.

Thanks guys, Pat
    
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post #2 of 14
Stick with the DS3L. Nothing really major coming out. Unless you wanted to do sli maybe?
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post #3 of 14
Dont get the DS3L and then a Q6600 later on. From what I hear the board drops the quad's OC
post #4 of 14
I'd say go ahead and get it now. The only downside to the DS3L is the lack of SLI. But if you don't need SLI, the DSL3 is an amazing board.
 
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post #5 of 14
If you like vdroop and bad temps on the mobo, then go ahead and get the DS3L.. It was a nice upgrade for me from what I had at the time as far as mobo goes, but the board isn't that great.

I wouldn't get any of the lower end GIGABYTE boards, lots of features and settings in BIOS, just bad implementation.
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post #6 of 14
Get DS3L if ur "not" going to SLI or else get the nForce SLI boards. The 780i should be fine too. Also the DS3L has an incredible price and is worth it.
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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by Refresh View Post
Dont get the DS3L and then a Q6600 later on. From what I hear the board drops the quad's OC
where did he say he is getting a Q6600?
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post #8 of 14
DS3L or ABIT IP35-E.
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post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by Jhanfosho View Post
where did he say he is getting a Q6600?
I think he means just incase he gets Q6600. Cuz if he changes the mobo there is a very high chance you will change the CPU... Maybe...
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post #10 of 14
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Well I am not using a quad right now but was considering one for the future. Say I got a q6600 'G0', will the ds3L prevent it from reaching say 3.6? I find other motherboards with similar chipset and features go for and extra 40$ or much higher. Are there good prices on the 780i boards and do they overclock well? I am think in the future i will upgrade my e4300 to a low end wolfdale or maybe a 6 series quad.
    
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