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Asus P5Q pro or Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R

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well currently i'm saving up for a new computer and i'm doubting about what motherboard i should take. Either the Asus P5Q or the gigabyte ds3r. Both have the new P45 chipset. They're about equal in price and there isn't any difference i can spot. Apart from asus having a better crossfire 2nd PCI slot, but since i'm not planning on going crossfire that isn't of any issue...

The things i do really want is a good stable overclock for a E8400, a cool motherboard with alot of good overclocking tools. Raid 0 and just the best stable motherboard basicly.
Anyone has any idea if there is a big difference?
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If crossfire isn't an issue I'd go with the DS3.
You should be able to get a better o/c with it.
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Neither, go with the Biostar P45 offering. It has the world record for the highest FSB.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138118
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138123
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Neither, go with the Biostar P45 offering. It has the world record for the highest FSB.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138118
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138123
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sadly... that one isn't available where i'm buying my new pc , it's a dutch site and doesn't have any biostar mobo's...
if there's no real difference i'll go for the Asus one, it's cheaper, has more sata connectors and also e-sata ;D
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I just picked up a p5q the other day.. It's a piece of shi.... errr just don't get it okay? I had a very capable e8500 in there and it would not be stable for anything past 400fsb. It's probably the premature bios, but I would just skip it. I wished I did!
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