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Explain what you think is best overclocking mobo for the price. Give good reasoning backed by fact. Thanks to all of you who help me out, I have been going crazy trying to pick a motherboard!<img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
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It needs to be under 200, preferably 100-160ish, supporting core2duo and easily overclocking.
 

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Gigabyte DS3 gets my vote, about $150-160 last I checked.
 

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The best mobo for C2D's With higher multipliers, AKA Conroe (e6600, e6700, x6800) is P5W Deluxe. The best mobo for C2D's with lower multipliers, AKA Allendale (e6300, e6400) is the P5B. <br />
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Both these are however pricey, so as transonic said i would reccomend the DS3.
 

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Yes I was looking at the s3 / ds3 until I heard about its infinite Bios problems. I was looking at ASUS P5B Deluxe too but now I see less overclocking I suppose?. <br />
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Also keep the input coming for any board. Thanks , thats 2 for gigabyte! lol!<br />
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This a good ocer? : <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131534" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131534</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Yes I was looking at the s3 / ds3 until I heard about its infinite Bios problems. I was looking at ASUS P5B Deluxe too but now I see less overclocking I suppose?. <br />
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Also keep the input coming for any board. Thanks Transonic, thats one for gigabyte! lol!</div>

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</div>If you are going for Allendale then the DS3 will be very satisfactory. It has been confirmed that this board can go over 400, maybe even 500 FSB if i remember correctly. If you choose to spend the extra money for a P5B Deluxe, you will have a higher chance of getting bigger clocks <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Well I heard the deluxe is only special for the caps and that meaning higher life of the mobo, not something I plan on spending extra money on haha. What about that link I posted towo posts up. That as good or better than s3?
 

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I say the non-WiFi Asus one <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Well I heard the deluxe is only special for the caps and that meaning higher life of the mobo, not something I plan on spending extra money on haha. What about that link I posted towo posts up. That as good or better than s3?</div>

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</div>I think the P5WD2 doesnt support conroe, or atleast doesnt support it too good. This board used to be the top intel board for overclocking Pentium D's.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Yes I was looking at the s3 / ds3 until I heard about its infinite Bios problems. I was looking at ASUS P5B Deluxe too but now I see less overclocking I suppose?.</div>

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</div>Infinite bios problems? What do you mean? The difference between the S3 and the DS3 is that the DS3 has solid capacitors while the S3 doesnt. Nothing major at all. The boards overclock the same from what I can see and up until now ALL boards have used regular capacitors (besides the DFI Venus) and it has never been a problem.<br />
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The DS3 is known for high FSB. I vote the DS3. I <b>did</b> buy one lol. <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">The DS3 is known for high FSB. I vote the DS3. I <b>did</b> buy one lol. <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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</div>Same here. <br />
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I overclocked 800MHz, prime stable with only a .04v increase. It took very little effort to achieve. The board is good for very high FSB and has tons of options. Flash to the F7 bios and overclock away.
 

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Well put bigval.<br />
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Theres basically two boards to choose from, for maximum overclock of allendales.<br />
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Asus P5B Deluxe NON-WIFI - 184.99$<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131045" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131045</a><br />
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Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 - Weekend sale, only 142.99$<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128012" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012</a>
 

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DS3 gets my vote, after all a bios can be improved later on with updates but general hardware can't
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">DS3 gets my vote, after all a bios can be improved later on with updates but general hardware can't</div>

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Ya but I heard with alot of diff RAM, you cant even get a post. You have to use a specific ram to get in bios and set the voltage. And dont say ds3 say s3, the caps once again are nothing to me for the money.<img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
 

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P5B Deluxe gets my vote.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Theres basically two boards to choose from, for maximum overclock of allendales.<br><br>
Asus P5B Deluxe NON-WIFI - 184.99$<br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131045" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131045</a><br><br><br>
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 - Weekend sale, only 142.99$</div>
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there's also the Biostar Tforce 965PT <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813138037" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138037</a> $105 does 500+ going by XS
 

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My vote goes for the P5B Deluxe...I think that you can pick them up for about $185 right now without the WiFi. Here is the Link: <br />
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i say p5b the gigabyte ones are lame for me, and the asus p5b can get up to a 650 FSB so....its not a lame overclocker
 

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im thinkin about doin the GB s3 and a D805 for my first build...i think its nice for $200 what do you guys think?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Theres like 7 x p5b's Which one?!?!?</div>

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