Recommend X-Fire mobo with good c2d oc performance

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Ok, the name says it all pretty much, im lookign for a Mobo, i have everything else, apart from the mobo, i have a E6300 and 2x X1950Pros, which would be the best and most available mobo for me? I was thinking of the GA-P965-DS4 but i i noticed that the 2nd lane ran at 4X, i read an article saying that 4X didn't limit bandwidth too much but it did limit it a little bit and it was a bit old. also, what is the p975x chip like for overclockign, i heard they vwerent as good for it but better than the 965 for pci lanes, please reccommend. Ps, can you switch the lanes on the ds4 so it is 2 8x lanes i could go for that.
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  1. 975X is a faster performing chip but doesn't overclock to as high fsb because it's an older design.
    That's why it's not usually recommended for achieving the max overclock from an E6300 with it's 7x multi.
    If you can afford it the best for your situation is probably the DFI RD600 board which will hit 500fsb & has dual x8 for Crossfire.
    Ps, can you switch the lanes on the ds4 so it is 2 8x lanes i could go for that.

    No, there is a rumour that DFI's 965 may allow that by jumpers - if they actually put it into production.
  2. im in Australia, RD600 won't be here for a long time yet and if i did get it from overseas the shipping would kill it, lol, ill check out that DFI board, ps, i would go for the 975 but it is also in the same price bracket as the DFI.

    Ok, couldn't find a DFI P965 with possible 2x8x, im thinking of getting a MSI 975X Platinum PowerUp, it was in the review about "four 975 motherboards for core2duo"
  3. I have finally decided on my build, anyone wanna check it?

    Quantity Product Warranty Price Amount
    1 Corsair Micro - TWIN2X2048-6400C4D
    Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4D 2GB (2x XMS2 1GB) Twin2X PC-6400 DDR2 RAM, 2x240-pin DIMMs, Non ECC Unbuffered, 4-4-4-12 Lifetime $499.00 $499.00
    1 Intel - BX80557E4300
    Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 (1.8Ghz/Conroe/2MB/800FSB/EMT64/Dual Core) 3 year $259.00 $259.00
    1 Lite-On - SHM-165H6S(BLACK)
    Lite-On SHM-165H6S (Black) DVD+-16X8X8(6X4X), CD48X24X48, DVDRAM5X, Dual, Lightscribe, Black 1 year $59.00 $59.00
    1 MSI - 975X-PowerUp
    MSI 975X Platinum PowerUp Edition ATX M/board - Intel 975X Chipset, 1066/800/533MHz FSB, Dual DDR2 533/667/800, PCI-X16, GbE LAN, USB2.0, ATX 3 year $255.00 $255.00
    2 PowerColor - X1950PRO-256
    PowerColor X1950PRO, 256MB GDDR3, PCI Express, Dual DVI, HDTV, Arctic Cooling 2 year $330.00 $660.00
    2 Seagate - ST3320620AS
    Seagate ST3320620AS Baracuda 7200.10 320GB 7200rpm SATAII/300 16mb Cache, NCQ, Perpendicular Recording 5 year $145.00 $290.00
    2 Sunbeam - CATH30R
    30 Cm Cold Cathode Light Kit (Red) NONE $15.00 $30.00
    1 Thermaltake - VE7000BWS
    Thermaltake VE7000BWS Soprano DX Steel with Window Black No Power Supply 1 year $195.00 $195.00
    1 Thermaltake - W0116
    Thermaltake W0116 750W Toughpower PSU, 14cm Fan, Active PFC, SATA, PCI Express 1 year $225.00 $225.00
    1 Zalman - CNPS9500AT
    Zalman CNPS9500AT Ultra Quiet Copper CPU Cooler for Intel LGA 775, 92mm dual ball bearing fan with Automatic Variable Fan Speed Control 1 year $75.00 $75.00
    Product Subtotal $2,547.00

    thats my build in AUD, so what do you think? i could post the .docx for it on the net if thats easier to read, lol
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