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Ok guys got my first build underway. I've decided everything for my current build (almost). I just bought the Antec 900 case and Q6600 SLACR CPU local. Everything else I am ordering off newegg. I am for sure ordering the EVGA 8800 GTS KO GPU, G.Skill 2x2GB PC8500 RAM, and the Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB.

What I am conflicted on is on my MB. That's what I would like to hear about. So far I have narrowed it down to these three in this order.

1) DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS $129
2) ASRock 4Core1600P35-WiFi+ $129
3) GIGABYTE GA-EP35C-DS3R $144

Key for me is price vs. performance ratio and ease of use and installation. I am leaning hard towards the first two because of the stellar performance reviews and price. Only thing negative I've heard is that the Tuniq Tower doesn't fit with the DFI. Not sure if that is true or not. I have no plans in the near future for RAID or SLI use.

I would like to hear from you guys. Especially owners and those with experience with these. TALK ME INTO IT so I feel ok about my purchase! As always + rep for help.
Edited by sleepyboy - 5/14/08 at 2:57pm
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post #2 of 14
DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS is probably the best on that list. If its your first build you might be a little intimidatad by the DFI bios which has ALOT of options. But its not to hard once you read up on it and know what the settings do. If you want a easier no bs board get the Gigabyte one.
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The DFI DK P35 is probably the best sub $150 board on the market.

EDIT: So you know, you must wait 24 hours to bump according to the TOS.
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GA-P35-DSL is good. Or the Asus P5K Premium Wi-FI Ap is better.
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EDIT: So you know, you must wait 24 hours to bump according to the TOS.[/QUOTE]

ooops! Sorry. Won't happen again. I'm looking to order in the next couple o hours.

OCec I looked at the Asus P5K Premium. I don't know how good of an indicator it is, but only 38% of the reviews were 5 star on newegg. I think I will stay away
Edited by sleepyboy - 5/14/08 at 3:27pm
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if you ever want SLI, look into my signature.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Microsis View Post
if you ever want SLI, look into my signature.
That is indeed a great board.
post #9 of 14
You should also consider the Gigabyte P35-DS3L

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059

Probably one of the best if not the best price to performance ratio for a mobo.
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You should also consider the Gigabyte P35-DS3L

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059

Probably one of the best if not the best price to performance ratio for a mobo.
I agree, but I felt like the 3 I listed have better OC potential.
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