ip35p vs ep35-ds3L vs p5k

so i think i have narrowed down my choices to either the abit ip35p or the gigabyte ep35-ds3L or the asus p5k.

My specs are:

SAPPHIRE 100237L Radeon HD 3650 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E7200 - Retail
Patriot Extreme Performance 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model PEP21G6400LL - Retail
Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223F - OEM
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail

which one has better stability. this is my first build and it is a budget gaming pc.

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  1. Please whatever you do get at least 2 GB of RAM
  2. I personally have an ep35-ds3l and have no problems with it, haven't tried overclocking it, but it comes with more options then I would ever need to use and supports 1600 fsb (OC). I was warned away from the p5k SE, and didn't consider abit a contender.
  3. thanks so much for your help and thanks for the advice on the ram i will get 2 gigs. also by the way did you have any problems with the ep35-ds3L from the first boot, and do you know if i will have to flash the bios to get the e7200 running. thanks so much for your help
  4. I also heard that if you set the ram voltage at over 1.8v it will be unstable with the ep35-ds3L do you know if that is true or not. I wanted to get cas 4 ram and most of those use 2.2 v thanks
  5. I didn't have to flash it to get my e8400 running, no problems from the first boot other then I had to change my multiplier to 9, the board defaulted to 7.5. I haven't played with overclocking so I am not sure how it handles the extra voltages. Look like people are complaining the vcore wont go above stock so if you want to up the voltage to you e7200 you may need to look at a different board, but one guy had his ram @ 2.1v so if you are only adjusting the RAM voltage this board may work. Also they may release a fix for the vCore issue in a future bois update
  6. For P35-Ds3L info see:
    GUIDE: Overclocking On P35-DS3L
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