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DFI vs. MSI vs. Gigabyte (low end)

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I want to purchase a new motherboard

I have four that catch my eye.

MSI P45 Neo-F Intel P45 - £76.36 / it’s the new P45 chipset at a budget price but will over clock well I don’t have any idea how MSI performs

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L Intel P35 - £58.74 / I have been reading threads and the new batch of gigabyte DS3L are not over clocking very well I do not know how true this is.

Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L Intel P31 - £46.99 / this has the older chipset P31 how will it perform in over clocking my Q6600 or E7200 to well passed 3 gig??????

DFI BIP35-T2R "Blood Iron" Intel P35 - £70+ / I hear this board has plenty of over clocking features it can get confusing lol

Which board would you recommend? I will be running my E7200 and Q6600 on it

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DFI if you have the money
    
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try the p45, although if you wanna be safe id say the bloodiron.
    
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Bloodiron sounds the bad boy. them P45 seems a bit werid reading review people are getting no post when they first install they need to reset bios before anything happens
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I have built 3 rigs using the Gigabyte p35-DS3L and it is an amazing board for the price. All the overclocking features you need, and it overclocks very nicely without having to touch voltages (unless you are doing REALLY high OCing).

I wouldn't ever buy an MSI motherboard. As for DFI, they are a bit pricey for what you get and frankly, the Gigabyte P35-DS3L will give you the same overclock potential for less money. They are super stable, extremely reliable, and are very capable for such n inexpensive board. I put my full confidence and trust into those boards, and they have never let me down.
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yeah DFI are pricey so the old gigabyte tech is the better one

well i have about £75 to spend i want a cool board to oc my q6600 or e7200 passed 3gig
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