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August 19, 2007 7:19:26 PM

Hi!

I'm thinking of buying a new system and I've read so many articles and forum posts about components.

I need your qualified opinions about 2 things:

1. Should i buy an E6750 CPU or an E4400, is there such a big difference between them? Is one more OC than the other? I'm asking cause i have a tight budget! (Gaming PC)

2. What MB from the Gigabyte P35-DS3 series should i take (plain or L, R, P...)? Are there any real differences between those? Bare in mind that i don't need RAID! Do i really need those 2 DDR 3 soccets?

Any tought?

Thx

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August 19, 2007 7:26:09 PM

E6750 by far, in fact I wouldn't even consider E6X00 or E4X00 anymore, only E6X50 CPUs as good buys. And get the GA-P35-DS3R.
August 21, 2007 4:44:04 PM

Thx!

Any1 else have some advice?
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August 21, 2007 5:03:22 PM

agreed with emp ,

about ddr3 , well they are very expensive , but if u want to have ddr3 option with ddr2 , then go with P35C DS3R , it isnt a very good OCer ,(but P35 DS3R is very good ) but it has both ddr2 and ddr3 ,although ddr3 is limited to 4gb
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August 21, 2007 5:45:23 PM

The lowest priced gigabyte P35 mobo is the GA-P35-DS3L at $95. It does not support raid, has only 4 sata ports, and 1 pci-e x16 slot. These do not sound like they will be a problem for you.
August 21, 2007 5:52:10 PM

For my next build I am going with the E6750 and the P35 DS3R.

The E6750 runs has an FSB of 1333MHz compared to teh 800MHz of the E4400. Also, the E6750 has 4 MB of L2 and the E4400 only has 2MB if I remember right. As for OC'ing, the E4400 is more overclockable percentagewise than an E6750 but the E6750 can reach a higher final speed. The E6750 is probably the best value CPU offered by Intel at the moment.
August 22, 2007 6:16:53 AM

Thx all 4 the advice!

I've decided to go 4 a E6750 with the P35-DS3r :) 
August 22, 2007 8:19:29 AM

I'm not sure about the 4GB limit for DDR3 on the p35-DSR3, but I do know you can only have DDR2 or DDR3 at any give time. I don't like the idea of supporting both because you only get 2 slots of each. And if 4GB is the limit, by the time DDR3 is within budget and you want to make the plunge, 4GB of ram might not be all that uncommon. I'm seeing more and more computers with 4GB of ram. Me personally, I'd rather have 4 slots of DDR2 than 2 of each. When I want DDR3, i'll probably want a new processor and motherboard too.
August 22, 2007 5:35:02 PM

cyberjock said:
I'm not sure about the 4GB limit for DDR3 on the p35-DSR3, but I do know you can only have DDR2 or DDR3 at any give time. I don't like the idea of supporting both because you only get 2 slots of each. And if 4GB is the limit, by the time DDR3 is within budget and you want to make the plunge, 4GB of ram might not be all that uncommon. I'm seeing more and more computers with 4GB of ram. Me personally, I'd rather have 4 slots of DDR2 than 2 of each. When I want DDR3, i'll probably want a new processor and motherboard too.


The board being talked about is the "C" version... P35C-DS3R...the P35-DS3R has NO support for DDR3. On the other hand the P35C-DS3R has TWO slots supporting a total of 4GB of DDR3 and it has FOUR slots supporting a total of 8GB of DDR2.

P35C-DS3R specs: http://www.gigabyte.us/Products/Motherboard/Products_Sp...
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