Best Mobo for Quad and 4 Dimms

Nathan0490

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Hey guys im getting rid of my p5wdh dlx asus and stepping up to a new chipset and brand. I just ordered another set of Crucial Ballistix PC6400 (2x1gb) so ill have 4 gigs total, need something that will run good with 4 dimms. Also I plan to get the Q6600 when they drop to $266-300 at the end of this month. Something that is slightly future proof. I'd like to stay away from ASUS.

So far these look interesting:

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3P

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R

Worth the extra $20 between the 2?

What are the differences besides the extra pci-e slot? I've heard 12-phase power. Not sure what else??

Overall im not sure what to go with.

TIA for any help guys, I really do appreciate it.
 

BillParrish

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The only difference I can find is in the configuration of the PCI-e slots

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_ComparisonSheet.aspx?ProductID=2543,2533


So if thinking of ever going Xfire with a couple of ATI cards (wow thats even hard to type considering how much the Nvidia 8800s are kicking ATI ) the "P" model would be preferred. If you have a lot of legacy PCI card the "R" with 3 PCI slots might be better.

So if you are just planning on running one video card and dont have a lot of other cards to plug in, go with the cheapest imo.
 

Nathan0490

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After comparing it to the highest end gigabyte models, it seems to be lacking, Quad BIOS, the 4 e-SATA2 Ports, and 12 Phase Power.

Are any of those features really worth the extra $$$?

Also from several people ive heard of most mobos not wanting to run with 4 dimms in them. Any issues with this mobo regarding that?
 

Nathan0490

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Alright I just placed my order! :eek:

1 Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme CPU Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835109140
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $59.99

1 Antec 761345-75024-0 120mm Blue LED Case Fan - Retail(going on the Ultra-120 Extreme)
Item #: N82E16835209011
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $12.99

1 Link Depot SCW-10-BU Blue Aluminum screw - Retail
Item #: N82E16811989006
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $0.99


Total $69.36



1 x (373110) Corsair HX Series CMPSU-620HX 620W Power Supply Retail ***Free
Shipping*** @ $146.90 -$20 MIR

1 x (10005830) ABIT IP35 Pro Core 2 Quad Socket 775 1333MHz PC2-6400
(DDR2-800) ATX Motherboard Retail
***Free Shipping*** @ $189.99


TOTAL : $341.88
$321.88 AMIR


Combined Total : $411.24 $391.24 AMIR
 

ScYcS

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You've chosen really good components!!! If you go with 4 Dimms, try using Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR800 or DDR1006 (get them from mWave.com cheap) or, even better, try scoring some low latency Mushkin Black DDR1066 sticks.
 

Nathan0490

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You've chosen really good components!!! If you go with 4 Dimms, try using Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR800 or DDR1006 (get them from mWave.com cheap) or, even better, try scoring some low latency Mushkin Black DDR1066 sticks.

Yeah I already have 2 sets of the Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800 w/ D9GMH chips.
 
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