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DFI P35-T2RS or Gigabyte P35-DS3L

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Which one is better for overclocking
heard good things bout the DFI board
but the gigabyte is cheaper..
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Dfi
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Do you need RAID?

DFI if you do, Gigabyte if you don't. OC abilities are about the same.

I would also say gigabyte if you are new to overclocking, DFI if you have some experience or are very adventurous.
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depends how much you want to pay, if i were you i would so get the DFI due to its huge amount of overclock options, plus the color looks cool
    
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Oh also DFI for a quad core (Has 8-pin cpu power) gigabyte for a dual or single core.
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Go DFI. Im New to building PCs from scratch and overclocking, and well, it was easy for me. After 4 days i have my PC running at 3.6Ghz 1.15v Stable. Its easy! Only thing is the DFI doesn't have that great of options for Memory Speed. I cannot get my OCZ Reaper DDR2 1150 to run at its rated speed at 2.1v Im guessing this board requires more volts for the ram to go faster.

Also Blue fans seem to make the orange pieces on the board glow.(Not really glow, but the blue lights up the orange but not the black making it look cool)

Also it has 5 fan connectors total. 1 for the CPU, 1 for the reaer case fan, and 3 extras, two at the bottom 1 at the top.

Only thing about the board is the 8 pin CPU connector which made me spend alot more time finding the right Power Supply, but in the end i got a real good one for only $40 (After $30 of rebates and discounts)
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Dfi. I had a DS3L and the T2RS is definitely an improvement
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DFI. It sucks not having RAID onboard.
 
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post #9 of 14
I think they target two different price points. The Gigabyte is clearly meant for budget overclocking (for example with the E2xxx) while the DFI has a few more features and is a little better at overclocking quad cores. As such both can hit 500 FSB but again, it's very dependent on the price you are willing to pay since the T2RS is about $30 more if I recall correctly.
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thanks ...

what about the DFI P35-T2RS or Gigabyte P35/C-DS3R
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