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P5K-E vs GA-P35-DS3L

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September 21, 2007 5:03:27 PM

I'm trying to decide between to motherboards and could use a little help in deciding.

Here are the two boards I'm looking at:


I'm going to use a Q6600 processor, 8800 GTS video card, 4 GB of Crucial PC-6400 RAM.

Which mobo is preferred? I don't need the wireless with the P5K-E, but it sounds like (from the reviews) the other board runs hotter.

I'm new to building my own system so any tips on other things I should think of (like system/CPU cooling) much appreciated!


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September 21, 2007 5:27:31 PM

both are good , P5K-E has more copper (better cooling ) though , i love mine , although P35 DS3L is good too
September 22, 2007 4:41:51 PM

If you are not planning on overclocking, either board will suit you well and you won't notice any performance differences. Best to decide based on price and features.
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September 22, 2007 6:13:37 PM

that's quite a price (& feature) spread. The P35-DS3P is $159 & imo is a better board than the P5K-E.
Another 2 boards worth looking at in that price range are the abit IP35-E & IP35 depending upon which features that you require.
September 22, 2007 6:17:39 PM

Buff, why do you think the P35-DS3P is a better board? Thanks!