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August 28, 2006 7:12:28 PM

Looking at an e6600 wither either an ASUS or Gigabyte board. Not that crazy into over clocking but nice to have the option. Which is the better chipset 975 orthe 965. Don't think I will ever do SLI or Crossfire.

Any help woud be great!

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August 28, 2006 10:15:44 PM

I would stay away from ASUS, they are notorious for having problems with certain memory manufacturers. I would tend towards the Gigabyte boards, specificly the 975 chipsets. They allow higher OC's then SLI/CF boards and are solid. Plus, there is a rumour of Nvidia unlocking SLI on 975 chipsets (just a rumour so I wouldn't put too much weight behind it).

Another bonus is that Quad-core chips are supposed to be drop in compatible with Core 2 Duo motherboards. This is of course Intel PR, but just another thing to keep in mind.
August 28, 2006 10:49:10 PM

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They allow higher OC's then SLI/CF boards


I wouldnt go as far to say that.....


It honestly depends on the chipset, board and manufactorer.
Right now the Asus P5B 965's seem to be choice. But the next board from
ATI (becuase the CFX3200's kick ass) could be just as good if not better.
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August 28, 2006 11:08:27 PM

Quote:
They allow higher OC's then SLI/CF boards


I wouldnt go as far to say that.....


It honestly depends on the chipset, board and manufactorer.
Right now the Asus P5B 965's seem to be choice. But the next board from
ATI (becuase the CFX3200's kick ass) could be just as good if not better.

Ok I misspoke. I meant higher FSB's. The actual OC is variable and dependent on each board, you are quite correct.

I apologize for the misstatement.
August 29, 2006 5:26:27 PM

Oh alright, you win!
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