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Chozart we both own the same board only urs is fancier... ITs 139.99 Or less i think now. And its way better then any Gigabite. the DFI blood iron IS better of those 2 but i'd still say get a P5k if u can squeeze 8 dollars more
p5k is always a good options too
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Umm no gigabyte plain sucks they spelled it out for you, Don't take a swing at P35 for a Bad board lol..

see here GIGA-BITE


And most boards don't oc well with 4 sticks of ram thats a given been like that since single cores
I second Gigabyte sucking. They die to easily and their RMA's are dreadful and take forever!
post #23 of 30
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Umm no gigabyte plain sucks they spelled it out for you, Don't take a swing at P35 for a Bad board lol..

see here GIGA-BITE


And most boards don't oc well with 4 sticks of ram thats a given been like that since single cores
Gigabyte boards are not that bad. My past P965 boards overclocked well with four slots filled up.

I had an E4300 @ 3ghz, four G-Skill memory sticks, DS3 board
and I had a S3 board do the same with a E6300 and OCZ.
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I second Gigabyte sucking. They die to easily and their RMA's are dreadful and take forever!
lol this is not good.. lol i was looking at that board chozart showed earlier, lol now im contemplating on the DFI or P5K
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It's just not too smart an idea to populate all four RAM slots... regardless the chipset.

Fine at stock, but don't expect too much overclocking that way. A 2x2GB kit is by far the better solution.
How about a 4x2GB kit?

I'll let you guys know how it goes, I've heard good things about using 8GB of this RAM.



Edit: Oh, and that Gigabyte board works great!

I have the same, just an earlier revision without the "dynamic energy saving", lol.
    
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Much love for Gigabyte in this thread, eh?

I've got the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L, and it's great. I'm running my Q6600 at 3.6GHz with a 400 FSB/x9 multi (1600 eFSB) and I have had no problems from it whatsoever. The BIOS couldn't be any easier to work with, and it's as solid as a rock. The only problem I've had has been with vdroop, which you'll get out of most other mobos anyway. Cooling is another issue, but that's due to the fact that I'm OCing it to 3.6GHz, not a fault of the mobo.
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post #27 of 30
well, everybody has their opinions and views on a motherboard because of their own experiences. If you have trouble with a mobo of a particular brand than you might or will have a disdain for it.

I for one, have owned and still use various brands of mobos. None ever failed me at all. I guess I'm a lucky person.
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post #28 of 30
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It's just not too smart an idea to populate all four RAM slots... regardless the chipset.

Fine at stock, but don't expect too much overclocking that way. A 2x2GB kit is by far the better solution.
I didn't really find a difference in overclocking mine as long as they were all the same chips. Then again, my overclock isn't FSB limited.

As for the motherboard:

780i chipset for SLI: EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1
X48 chipset for Crossfire: GIGABYTE GA-X48-DQ6
P35 chipset for el cheapo overclocks: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L
post #29 of 30
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Can't really make a top 5.

But I will make a top 1 *wink*

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136043
This motherboard is rocking! I'd go for it if I were you. It's got everything you need, and best of all, it's got some very nice reviews for those who've owned it!(which always makes me feel more comfortable with a purchase)

I would say GA-P35-DS3L is a good purchase too, but since you don't seem to wanna go with gigabyte, so I won't.
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Ive been running a Gigabyte for over a year now, E4300 for a while, now with a Q6600 its a solid board IMO. The DK seems to be a bit better as far as bios options go, but its also a bit more expensive. From what Ive read either board will run stable with a q6600 @ 3.6 so long as the cpu proves to be able to handle it.
The only thing Im not thrilled about with my giga is the vdroop and the fact that my mem freq is limited, id like the option to set my ram freq to what i desire, not sure if the options on the p35 are diff, but i can only chose betwe 2.0-2.5-3.0 2.0 is 1:1 and runs my ram underclocked 2.5 OC's it too far and i get errors.
Other than that im happy with it, and they are minor issues.

IMO the evga 750i FTW seems to be the solid sli board price/performance
the GA X38 DS4 for crossfire (seen this board run a q66 @ 4.3)
and either dfi or giga for p35 single card boards depending on how much you wana spend
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