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The ultimate combo? GIGABYTE GA-965P-DQ6 & PD805

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June 26, 2006 7:33:52 PM

I'm looking for a mobo like everyone else for the PD805 but I'm also looking down the road for simple upgradability. This new Gigabyte board looks like the right ticket:
Supports Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® D processor
First Quad BIOS solution for Multiple protection
Supports new generation Microsoft operation system Windows VISTA
Industry's first All-Solid capacitor motherboard design
Unique 0dB cooling design with Crazy Cool and Silent-Pipe
Quad Triple phase power design for ultimate system stability
Dual PCI-E graphics interface for extreme gaming performance
Supports high performance Dual Channel DDR2 800 memory
Features SATA 3Gb/s with Quad eSATA 2 interface
Home theater quality 8-channel High Definition Audio
Supports both Dolby and DTS high quality audio functions.
Optimized PCI-E Gigabit LAN and IEEE 1394 connection
Ready for next generation Quad Core processor

link to Gigabytes product web site
It sounds like a champ, initial reviews are good. Anyone have any thoughts on this combo?
a b V Motherboard
June 28, 2006 11:18:58 PM

I hear the GA-965P-DQ6 is supposed to be really nice.... but i would wait for conroe to be released, then get the board and cpu at the same time. By then, the price on the board should have dropped slightly (possibly more than slightly).
July 12, 2006 9:42:26 PM

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I hear the GA-965P-DQ6 is supposed to be really nice.... but i would wait for conroe to be released, then get the board and cpu at the same time. By then, the price on the board should have dropped slightly (possibly more than slightly).


Sounds like a good idea but what is the current price? I cant seem to find anything.
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a b V Motherboard
July 13, 2006 4:28:43 AM

Right now it's listed at NCIX for $290 CAD. Not sure if any American retailers have a listing for it yet....
July 15, 2006 10:25:18 PM

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Right now it's listed at NCIX for $290 CAD. Not sure if any American retailers have a listing for it yet....


Someone is selling the DQ6 on Ebay with 2mb of RAM for $529. I forget what brand of Ram, but it's not one I'm familiar with and reviews on it on newegg are not so great.
a b V Motherboard
July 16, 2006 3:43:21 AM

If Kentsfield is your idea of future upgradability, then don't get the DS3... it doesn't support Kentsfield. The DQ6 does, that's why I suggested it.
July 16, 2006 1:57:25 PM

I think this board has a lot of features
The one I like this board is it has a QUAD-Triple (12) Phase
It is better than Asus ( 8) P5B Deluxe in Overclocking
GA-965P-DQ6 also reserves the Quad BIOS Function
I like GA-965P-DQ6 more than ASUS P5B/ Deluxe.
July 16, 2006 2:29:28 PM

How are Gigabyte boards in general?
a b V Motherboard
July 16, 2006 6:10:03 PM

Pretty good quality. I've never seen one die before.... even an old socket A Gigabyte board from my mom's comp that she got 7 years ago....
July 16, 2006 6:27:57 PM

Ah... I had one pop a capicitor once.... it was barely popped though, and was slightly oozing. Though I'm in the Central Valley in Cali... summers easilly get 90-115 degrees Fahrenheit... So I figure it was the heat that made it pop...

Otherwise, Gigabyte boards are known to usually be rich with features, good quality... and as far as pure performance goes, I belive they run pretty decent (in the past, there throughput for everything has been a tad slower compared to other mobos.... though this is really a nitpicky thing, as it doesn't kill your performance all that much). I also like Dual-bios... I have no idea how many times my bios has taken a dump :p 
July 17, 2006 1:13:54 AM

Core 2 Duo will be on sale later
I think Core 2 Duo E6300 & E6400 can replace PD 805
P965 Express Chipset supports Conroe
E6300's Overclocking ability is not worse than PD 805
July 17, 2006 11:49:49 AM

I orderd that processer and mobo. Processer was $AUD250.00 And the Mobo was $AUD4495.40, i also ordered a Antec True Power 2 480 Watt PS, but it has a 24pin connecter and no 4 pin AUX u guys know if the power supple will work with this setup????
July 17, 2006 1:10:52 PM

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How are Gigabyte boards in general?


The one I have is totally money. Overclocks super well and the feature set is unstopable. They also really go out of their way to provide excellent cooling. (just look at mine or the DQ6)

As a side note, as much as I like mine, I'm not sure if it suppoerts conroe as I have seen conflicting opinions on this. Altough I love this board, I wish I had waited for the DQ6. Looks unbelivable
July 17, 2006 8:44:58 PM

I have this mobo with the PD 805, dispite a bad procesor, my new system is up and running. It runs way better than my AMD xp2500, and I have not over clocked it yet. the most noticeable difference it with internet, up & downloads are way faster. (old=700-750kb/sec avg, new=4000-4200kb/sec avg) but my goal is gamming so I think maby I should have looked harder to find G1975X. I love Gigabyte and have never been let down by there mobos(both Asus & Abit have caused premature system upgrades) so I sure it's a good board.
July 17, 2006 9:35:28 PM

its gonna need to drop a lil more than "slightly" at 300 bucks right now.

but i agree i think that mobo is going to own. its the one i want.
July 18, 2006 11:49:56 AM

Any thoughts on the DQ6 compared to Abit's Broadwater board?
July 18, 2006 1:34:33 PM

I stoped paying any attention to Abit After the third mobo fried. and they were all different systems, so it wasn't anything elce.
July 19, 2006 5:06:10 AM

I was thinking of getting the DQ6 and matching it with a 805 until I can afford a better Conroe. I downloaded the manual from Gigabyte and it states to use 667 or 800 MHz ram you need to use a proc with FSB of at least 800MHz. Can anyone confirm whether it doesn't work at all or will the ram underclock to work with the 805?
July 19, 2006 8:19:53 PM

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I was thinking of getting the DQ6 and matching it with a 805 until I can afford a better Conroe. I downloaded the manual from Gigabyte and it states to use 667 or 800 MHz ram you need to use a proc with FSB of at least 800MHz. Can anyone confirm whether it doesn't work at all or will the ram underclock to work with the 805?

I'm running a single ch 1g DDR2 667(PQI), and it runs great!
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