g33 motherboard - which one should i buy

Hi guys,

I need your help. Which one should I go for, The ASUS P5K-VM or the Gigabyte GA-G33M-DS2R. The Asus board does not have RAID, whereas I read in an article on anandtech that the Gigabyte even with its ultra durable components is not a good overclocker + its about 15$ expensive than the ASUS one.

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  1. So what's important to you in a MB?
  2. Why are you buying a G33 and asking about OCing?
    Get a P35
  3. Do you think the G35 will be a good OCing MB when (if ever) it comes out?
  4. No.....
    Boards with built-in Graphics are inherently worse OverClockers.
  5. I have ASUS P5K-VM running at 450FSB, with 1.35V for proc (e6550@3.15GHz) and 2.1V for ram (corsair DDR2-675 with 1:1 ratio). The bad thing is you can't adjust the northbridge voltage, but other than that its pretty good..

    And yeah I know my setup is a bit wierd for OCing, wasn't really going to OC at all but then I thought I might give it a try. :P
  6. The reason I am going in for a G33 is because it has support for the upcoming Penryn and yet I do not intend to spend another ~100$ for a graphics card coz I dont need it. However I just wanted to know how far can I push it.
  7. Go for Gigabyte it the best overclocking vendor.Even G31 of gigabyte is not a bad overclocker.But G31 of most vendors are not good for overclocking.Asus is also good but gigabyte is best for overclocking.See reviews of gigabyte buyers from this link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128078
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