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May 30, 2007 9:55:02 AM

I plan on upgrading my computer next week and here is what I plan on getting:

- CellShock 2GB PC6400 CL2
- BFG GeForce 8800GTS OC2 320MB
- C2D E6420
- Zalman waterblock ZM-WB4
- Abit AWD-9 Max (intel 975x)

I have a couple of questions, the most important of which is about the motherboard. I know intel have just released the P35 chipset, and I unstand that going to be taking over from the 965. The question I have is will this be a better choice than going with the 975x?

I know the P35 has good figures when it comes to memory performance.
But what about overclocking? I've yet to find any reviews of the chipset that give an indication of its overclocking potencial? Also what about the Nvidia 650? I can't justify the cost of the 680 but what am I actually losing if I opt for a 650?

I already own the follwing components and will be migrating them to the new system:

- Enermax noisetaker 600w
- 2x160GB seagate 7200.7's
- 1x320GB Seagte 7200.9
- Asetek Watercooling
- Creative X-fi

Does anyone have any thought/recommendations on the setup in general? Anyone had and bad experiences with any of the components or manufacturers? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
May 30, 2007 11:20:26 AM

the only overclocking boards I can recommend from personal experience are the gigabyte 965P-DS3 or DQ6, but I presume the P35-DS3's and DQ6's have all the same overclocking options

there's an article here on them that may help;
http://www.insidehw.com/content/view/62/9/
May 30, 2007 1:52:47 PM

I dont have any major gripes with the component selection...

The DS3 is a solid choice

the DFI infinity -965 is nice if you can overlook the price.


Asus P5B line..... perhaps?
May 30, 2007 5:23:16 PM

Cheers guys, I had a look at the article andybird123, doesn't look like the P35 is too promising at the moment, not compared to the 965 or 975's anyway. Raven whats that DFI board like? You got any links to reviews? It seems pretty pricey for a 965, although I was reading that the 965 is as good if not better an overclocker than the 975.
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