Need new core 2 board!

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by FE4R, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. FE4R

    FE4R Master Guru

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    I am looking for a SOLID no FRILLS an CHEAP intel board that I can use to OC a E2160 to 3.0Ghz. Id like to hear some your guys opinions. I have 3 in mind already, thanks in advance.
     
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    Gigabye GA-P35-DS3L
     
  3. FE4R

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    anyone else? I was jus thinking about that board. what about the MSI P35 Neo2-FR? or the Asus PN5E Sli?
     
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    Those two will also do nice.
     

  5. FE4R

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    lol! too much choices! I am sticking with the cheaper one, the giga byte. I wanted the fancy heat pipes tho.
     
  6. MR.BONES

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    Gigabyte P35-DS4......Not that cheap though:3eyes:
     
  7. DayDreamer

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    Don't get MSI P35 Neo2-FR. I returned it because it reset itself when you reboot it. Get Gigabye GA-P35-DS3R Rev 2.1. I just got it for a week or so. Good OC and stable. I could go higher than 3.2Ghz but my RAM doesn't allow it. I could boot to XP @ 3.6Ghz, but not stable.
     
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    Because I just want to get rid of mine.. ;)
     
  9. scottyg2

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    another vote against the msi neo2

    The boot up sequence is strange, and I did not like the way it treated my hard drives. (I cringed every time it powered off. I know it makes some noise on power down, but it was just obnoxious.)

    It was also very finicky during overclocking, and decided to just give up posting on the pentium 4 i had in it. (p4 was at stock speeds, and works fine in old motherboard.)

    The board had great potential, and i would of just got it replaced, but the hard drive problems is a huge turn off for me.
     
  10. FE4R

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    OK, I was thinking bout the P5K E, same price as the DS3R. I decied to up my limits a bit and get some real cheap ram. Would the 8 phase power of the asus make that big of a difference? also whats the best DDR2 800 ram I can get?

    There is jus so many great board... damn it...
     
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  11. GenerationGXX

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    Just get a DS3R, its just a better board to overclock imo.
    for rams get either a Geil or G.Skill they are both great rams to get.
     
  12. FE4R

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    WELL!

    I have made my list,

    GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R,
    Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz,
    Scythe SCASM-1000 120mm Sleeve Andy Samurai Master CPU Cooler

    and finally, G.SKILL F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ.

    I am concerned about the ram tho....
     
  13. Deadman93723

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    I have 4Gb(4x1Gb) of that exact RAM and it works great for me.
     
  14. EDogg007

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    I have the Asus P5k Vanilla and its great. Go for this board as it is relatively cheap
     
  15. gmavignier

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    I have heard good things about the P5K series. I got myself a P5KC that has both DDR2 and 3 and heat pipes. Not that expensive at all. It's somewhat future proof as it also takes 45nm CPU. Good bang for the buck IMO.
     

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