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Best board for quad core overclock?

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Can anyone reccomend the best board for overclocking my quad core as my P5N-E SLI wont let me do s**t. Price range don't matter as long as the board is not outdated and will let me get the most out of my quad.
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post #2 of 7
DFI Lanparty Dark P35-T2RS - should get a lot of votes for this one

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pretty much any p35. I had the p5n-e before i got the board in my sig and couldn't figure out why my quad wasn't doing so well. realized later the chipset sucks for quads. so if you are staying single card gfx, and most p35's are good. I use the Asus p5k and love, my friend has the gigabyte DS3L and loves, Above poster likes the DFI. It's really up to what you want. If you want to go sli in the future, you might want to look for a 780i board.
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pretty much any p35. I had the p5n-e before i got the board in my sig and couldn't figure out why my quad wasn't doing so well. realized later the chipset sucks for quads. so if you are staying single card gfx, and most p35's are good. I use the Asus p5k and love, my friend has the gigabyte DS3L and loves, Above poster likes the DFI. It's really up to what you want. If you want to go sli in the future, you might want to look for a 780i board.
Thanks guys, I'm looking at the DFI Lanparty DK P35 T2R5. Is this the latest model from DFI P35 or is there a later or better model?
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post #5 of 7
DFI DK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136043

ABIT IP35 Pro: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127030

doubt you could order off newegg in Ireland, but these would be my top two choices.
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Seconding the DFI. Great board.
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DFI DK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136043

ABIT IP35 Pro: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127030

doubt you could order off newegg in Ireland, but these would be my top two choices.
OK thanks, Ive found a site in the uk where I can get either of your suggested boards with very little price difference between them. Which of the two is your number one choice please? Has either of the two got issues with vista x64?
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