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Asus P5E-DELUXE or Gigabyte GA-X48-DS4?

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I've decided to finally upgrade from my P35 which not only V droops a lot but probably bottlenecks my 3870's full performance. I have my eyes on one of these two -

Asus P5E-DELUXE

Gigabyte GA-X48-DS4 S775 X48

Both are the same price from where I live so that is not the issue. I will also be getting an Antec 300 and perhaps some VF-1000's for my 3870's. Atm I can't get my Q6600 to 3.6 stable at 1.5v because of the MASSIVE vdroop (.1v idle + another .08 under load). I do not want to do the vdroop mod either as this motherboard is going to be used in another build after its done with me....

Both motherboards are appealing to me as the Gigabyte will give me 3 slots on each card for extra cooling (I only have a PCI 1x Sound card which could go up the top slot). However I've heard better things about the Asus been better for vdroop and just in general.

Since I'm no where near an expert on these things I thought I would leave it to you guys.

Also if you know any voltage tricks (in bios!) for my P5KC that I could use atm that would help!
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post #2 of 5
I don't know if it's worth the hasselhoff to do all of that.
I'm looking at the GA-X48-DS4 for myself
Edited by whatsthatsmell - 10/3/08 at 3:47am
    
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post #3 of 5
I also see people recommending the DFI DK x48-T2RS, which is about the same price as the Gigabyte (at least where I live). Having said that, I'm in exactly the same boat as you, trying to decide between so many different boards .
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I will be updating the bios at the most, I'm still learning a lot about overclocking and bios settings so.....

I have been linked to that DFI Lanparty however I think the one I was linked to did not support 1066mhz RAM? Also the local store does not sell them and I'm trying to keep this as close as possible to home so if I have troubles I don't waste time and money on shipping.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 3 60GB + Seagate 500GB + 250GB 7,200RPM LG Blu-ray Drive Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 3x LG IPS236 5760x1080 + 32" TEAC LED 1080p 
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So atm im leaning towards the asus, if any gigabyte fan boys wanna come to the rescue nows ur time.
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OCZ Vertex 3 60GB + Seagate 500GB + 250GB 7,200RPM LG Blu-ray Drive Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 3x LG IPS236 5760x1080 + 32" TEAC LED 1080p 
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Q6600 GO @ 3.6GHz Asus P5E-Deluxe X48 2x Sapphire 6850 1GB 6GB Kingston Hyper X 1066MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 3 60GB + Seagate 500GB + 250GB 7,200RPM LG Blu-ray Drive Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 3x LG IPS236 5760x1080 + 32" TEAC LED 1080p 
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