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post #1 of 16
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hi all,

i'm a noob to system building, and to OCing, but i'm ready to learn.

i already have a OCZ game extreme 1010W psu, sata HDD & sata DVD,
and already ordered and on its way is a Q6600 G0 stepping.

i'm not too much in gaming, more into video editing/picture editing, so i don't think i need SLI.

i'm ready to order the rest now, but i'm stuck on which MB i should get.
also, which would be the best RAM for that MB.

i'd like it to have a good degree of upgradability, i'd rather spend a couple more $$$'s now to get that.

thanks for helping
post #2 of 16
Id go with the DFI P35 DK and 2x2GB G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 1066

if thats within your budget..

if not the GA P35 DS3L and 2 gigs of OCZ PC6400
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Id go with the DFI P35 DK and 2x2GB G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 1066

if thats within your budget..

if not the GA P35 DS3L and 2 gigs of OCZ PC6400

thanks,

thats definitely within my budget.

noobeness speaking here: I've never heard of this brand, is it easy for a
beginner to work with? my initial thoughts were to get a gigabyte MB, but was confused on exactly which one.


again, thanks for helping
post #4 of 16
dfi-lanparty-dk-p35-t2rs-thread

It has pages of info and many members with the same setup to assist you.

If you are familliar with gigabytes bios and OCing, then it may be easier for you to go with the P35 DS3L, but Ive heard great things about the DFI, and yes its a good brand. Either board should get you to 3.6 if your cpu and cooling allows for it...

Id suggest a ThermalRight Ultra 120 Extreme + 120mm Fan for a cpu heatsink
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Seconding the DFI board, so so easy to work with.
post #6 of 16
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dfi-lanparty-dk-p35-t2rs-thread

It has pages of info and many members with the same setup to assist you.

If you are familliar with gigabytes bios and OCing, then it may be easier for you to go with the P35 DS3L, but Ive heard great things about the DFI, and yes its a good brand. Either board should get you to 3.6 if your cpu and cooling allows for it...

Id suggest a ThermalRight Ultra 120 Extreme + 120mm Fan for a cpu heatsink


i was just reading some of that thread, and one of the first things that popped out at me is:
"DFI has great tweakables BIOSES but it's definitely not for the overclocking first timer. Best BIOS in the business. It's not nearly as easy as something like GIGABYTE overclocking. There are plenty of guides though. But first timers do NOT get this board as you will be overwhelmed by the options."

as i've never OC any brand of MB, do you still think that board is a good idea?

btw - just so you know, i wasn't questioning whether you were right about the quality of DFI - - i was just saying that was the first time i've seen that brand.
post #7 of 16
DFI IS quality... i can't think of a more reliable board maker than them...

put simply, if you don't know much about OCing, stay away, but a DFI board becomes an extremely useful tool to have in the hands of a veteran OCer...
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post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
DFI IS quality... i can't think of a more reliable board maker than them...

put simply, if you don't know much about OCing, stay away, but a DFI board becomes an extremely useful tool to have in the hands of a veteran OCer...

so, the Gigabyte P35 DS3L would be better/easier to learn on?
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i was just reading some of that thread, and one of the first things that popped out at me is:
"DFI has great tweakables BIOSES but it's definitely not for the overclocking first timer. Best BIOS in the business. It's not nearly as easy as something like GIGABYTE overclocking. There are plenty of guides though. But first timers do NOT get this board as you will be overwhelmed by the options."

as i've never OC any brand of MB, do you still think that board is a good idea?

btw - just so you know, i wasn't questioning whether you were right about the quality of DFI - - i was just saying that was the first time i've seen that brand.
GA P35 DS3L - 89$ you really cant go wrong. Some may argue against the board, but its proven to be a great OCer and Ive had great experience with gigabyte..
Easy to use bios as well...

If you wana 1 up and go for a newer chipset.

google "GA X38 DS4" another great mobo, around 200$ tho
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post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by 10acjed View Post
GA P35 DS3L - 89$ you really cant go wrong. Some may argue against the board, but its proven to be a great OCer and Ive had great experience with gigabyte..
Easy to use bios as well...

If you wana 1 up and go for a newer chipset.

google "GA X38 DS4" another great mobo, around 200$ tho
i'll probably try the P35 DS3L.

considering RAM at 2GB sticks, can you tell me a couple to choose from that would be easily compatible with that MB?


i appreciate all of you helping me out
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