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post #11 of 24
I had great results with my old MSI 865PE mobo, but for newer CPU's I'd have to agree with the DFI. Many more OCing options, but if you are a little leary of ALOT of options, the MSI have very "user friendly" user manual and OCing options The P35 chipset is outstanding and you'll be able to get some good clocks with your E2180
post #12 of 24
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Ok since the 3850 put me overbudget i am going to go with the gigabyte

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post #13 of 24
oh which one did you get newegg has them for 125 +
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post #14 of 24
I'd say DS3L or BloodIron.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Stroker View Post
Ok since the 3850 put me overbudget i am going to go with the gigabyte

thanks to all +rep
Good choice. You're going to love it! Don't forget to do the pencil mod on it to decrease the vdroop!
 
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post #16 of 24
I would never buy a MSI board. I have had 2 and now my MSI video card is dead. Get the DS3L or Blood iron. Both are great boards.
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post #17 of 24
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What is this pencil mod you speak of?
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post #18 of 24
http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=558347 < Here's the pencil mod. Worked great on my board. I need to get some better pencils though.
 
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post #19 of 24
I vouch for the p5k also.
mine will do 500 Fsb no problem.
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post #20 of 24
I would stay away from the Gigabyte board if you're into more serious overclocking. I have it.. and it's rather limited on its bios options. All three are very good boards.. i have terrible luck with MSI so I wouldn't even touch it if it was free... and i'm a DFI fanboy so take that with a grain of salt.

know this.. you can't make a bad choice
    
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