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March 24, 2007 10:27:25 AM

Hi, everybody. I am buying a new PC. I am confused about the motherboard. I am going to buy E6400, 8800GTS, 2GB DDR2 533/667; I have no intension to OC and I will use it mainly to play games.
Now could you guys please suggest me one motherboard from Group1 and one motherboard from Group2.
Group 1: (ATX)
Intel DG965WH Motherboard
GigaByte GA-965P-DS3 Motherboard
Asus P5N-E SLI Motherboard / P5B Motherboard

Group 2: (ATX)
GigaByte GA-965P-S3 Motherboard
Intel BOXDP965LTCK Motherboard
Asus P5N-SLI Motherboard

Thanks for reading. :D  Any suggestions will be helpful. Thanks in advance. :D 

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March 24, 2007 10:44:34 AM

Thanks. :D  Yes, I will notrun SLI.

(I limited the options because these brands are mainly available in my country.)
March 24, 2007 10:59:33 AM

I have read that some motherboards have problem with ram which required more than 1.8V and suggested to use generic ram or which are supported.
Can you please tell me what a generic ram is and how I’m going to find which ram does it supports? I have little knowledge about motherboards. :oops: 
Can you please suggest me an Intel motherboard < $120? Is the Intel BOXDP965LTCK Motherboard a good motherboard?I have read that gigabyte motherboards have some BIOS problems (which are in the list above).
Thank you for the reply. :D  :D 
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March 24, 2007 11:22:58 AM

from group 1: ga-965p-Ds3
from group 2: ga-965p-s3
since you dont intend to oc the only difference is that the first one has a Durable capacitor design. The 1. one would be my choice anytime.
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March 24, 2007 1:37:54 PM

Group 1: (ATX)
Intel DG965WH Motherboard

Good board but has integrated graphics that you won't use.
GigaByte GA-965P-DS3 Motherboard
Excellent board. "BIOS" issues are long gone.
Asus P5N-E SLI Motherboard / P5B Motherboard
Has 2 IDE controllers, useful for legacy drives. Good board.
Group 2: (ATX)
GigaByte GA-965P-S3 Motherboard

Same as DS3 except for standard caps and ethernet controller.
Intel BOXDP965LTCK Motherboard
Good board but may cost as much the better DS3
If purchased at a local retail store, tech/warranty support will be excellent.
Asus P5N-SLI Motherboard
I don't know about this one. The Asus website takes forever to load.
Good luck getting support from Asus...

RAM semantics:
"Generic ram" No-name sticks that have no timing specs. Made to run at the stock stated speed, usually with very slow latencies. Cheap is their main attribute. May not be reliable, but who knows?
"Value ram" Brand-name ram, usually without heatsinks, made to run at the stock stated speed at standard voltage. Latencies specs are included. Very reliable. Not for overclocking. No compatibility problems, boots on all motherboards. Not always the cheapest, some enthusiast ram can be bought for less - but for good reason.
"Enthusiast ram" Also called premium, overclocking, high speed, gaming ram, etc. This is usually the expensive stuff. Has heatsinks and even LED readouts or lighting. May, but often does not run at standard voltages reliably. Will either be very low latency or more commonly rated for high speeds. Compatibility is a crap-shoot. Can handle higher voltages and heat output.
Unless you plan to overclock, value ram is your best bet.
Kingston DDR2667 2G kit KVR667D2N5K2/2G $120+0 3/24/07
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...
Kingston DDR2 2G 533 1.8v CL4 KVR533D2N4K2/2G $131+5 3/24/07
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...
March 24, 2007 5:12:40 PM

Sorry for the delay.
Thanks a lot. :D  That is some very good info. :D  Again thanksguys for helping me. :D  :D  :D 
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