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Would this be a good choice for an upgrade?

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813128059

CPU: Intel E8400 3.0GHz (Wolfdale)
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115037

I may hold off on the video card upgrade until the next gen cards come, we'll see.
Edited by Spitphire - 5/16/08 at 8:41am
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The EP35-DS3L is the newer version of the same board, and cheaper @ $89.99. You could also go with the EP35-DS3R @ $119.99. If you are willing to take a chance you could get the open-box EP35-DS3P, if it doesn't work out newegg has a 15 day return policy on open-box merchandise.
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It is a good combo. See you have 2x HD RAID, you need to get the DS3R.
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It is a good combo. See you have 2x HD RAID, you need to get the DS3R.
Glad you pointed that out
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The DS3R or T2RS are both good boards that have RAID.
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Ok I did some more digging and these are the boards I think I've narrowed my choice down too. Are there any here that I should shy away from or any that stand out as being the best choice?

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813128082

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813128083

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131188

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131275

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813136043
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Ok I did some more digging and these are the boards I think I've narrowed my choice down too. Are there any here that I should shy away from or any that stand out as being the best choice?

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813128082

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813128083

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131188

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131275

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813136043
Gigabyte's are good, don't really know on the Asus boards, DFI is a great choice if you like all of the options in the BIOS, otherwise it's just overwhelming, my pick would be the DFI.
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Do you think I would see much of an inprovement in games by upgrading to the Intel system over what I am running now? Is it worth the $400 I'll spend?
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