Hey Silver, how ya been? So if you get that bundle with the board are you keeping it? From what I've read, Ballistix are no longer double density but I haven't used any recently to confirm this. I am finishing a build with Team Xtreme ram and so far it's just as good maybe better, I've found my new favorite ram. If you're doing 4 gig, go 2X2
There are chips on both sides of the ram. Don't know the details, like you I've been real busy and haven't had time to check this out closer, but I read somewhere they'e using different chips. The Team Xtreme is also Micron and so far it works real good.
Yes you are correct about micron/crucial and the issue I mentioned was on the 1 gig stick, from what I've read, the 2 gig are doing good. I'm not real impressed with that combo deal either, considering you can get the CPU cheaper, as mentioned, and can pick up a Corsair VX550 for $60 after rebate here; http://www.buy.com/prod/Corsair-VX-550W-Power-Supply/q/...
1) The DS3L does not have the right power regulators to get to a decent overclock with a quad. A dual yes, but the quad needs more regulation for what I want.
2) For the PSU, I want modular. I know its xtra money, but that Antec is small and I dont know what "I" would do w/o it. So does he need 1000w, No, but it was there. Also he wants something to last...big with ample Amps so it doesnt need to be replaced.
He clearly stated this build was for a friend in his original post.
Silverion77, you say that the power regulators on the GA-P35-DS3L cannot allow for decent overclocks on a quad.
Can you link to any articles/reviews that support that claim?
I'm not trying to be argumentative, I am thinking of using that in a future build that would include a Q6600. So I would like to know as much about it as possible.
The reason I went with that deal is that its $500 for cpu/mobo/and a really good PSU. I sell the mobo for ~$100. Thats $400 for a $250 processor and $150 for the PSU. Now that just seems really good to me for a 1000W 70A full modular psu, but maybe theres something better. I just saw for $150 separately for a PSU gets u about 600-750 Watts so I thought the xtra power would be nice. Dont need it but who cares.
No articles, just fact. The DS3L has 4 power regulators I believe. Thats fine for a dual core, but for a quad its okay, but u wont get the best Q6600 overclocks. The P5K-E or other higher end Asus' have 8. That means more stable power which quads need.