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September 25, 2007 2:39:40 AM

Hi everyone,

After doing some research im thinking of choosing Gigabyte P35-DS3R as my new mobo. Ill be using it for gaming purposes and moderate OC(this will be my first time doing it).

I want to ask if anyone can recommend me any other non-SLI mobo which are :
1) Cheaper but have roughly the same specs and performance OR
2) Slightly expensive but have great specs and performance

Thank you
September 25, 2007 2:43:34 AM

Stick with the Giga
September 25, 2007 2:54:25 AM

That's got about the best price/performance for an Intel mobo these days, so I'd stick with it.
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September 25, 2007 3:48:49 AM

Another vote for GA-P35-DS3R

Edit: OK, you could also look at aBit IP35 Pro. I 'd still buy the DS3R though, at current prices.
September 25, 2007 4:19:07 PM

personally I would consider spending a little extra on the DS3P
a b V Motherboard
September 25, 2007 4:45:08 PM

Yeah, I think it's worth it for some people. For example if you have a big monitor (1920x1200) and a smaller one (say, 1680x1050), the DS3P will allow you to have two video cards and let each of them handle one monitor. I hear that even an 8800 GTX struggles in this scenario if you don't have a cheaper card there to help it. I'll find out as soon as the Samsung 275T goes on sale :) 

Plus the DS3P has FireWire, if you need it.

On the other hand, the DS3R has 3 PCI slots instead of 2. Very handy if you need to plug in an X-Fi, a TV tuner and a modem.
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