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Gigabyte 965P

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by mikelopez, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. mikelopez New Member

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    This is the board that I am thinking about getting for my new system:

    http://sg.vr-zone.com/index.php?i=3745&s=1

    Here is another review with an update:

    Initial Review
    http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/view.php?cid=6&id=1956

    Update
    http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/view.php?cid=6&id=1967

    Newegg doesnt carry it yet. All they have is the little brother:

    Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128012

    I ran a search on the DS3 and found this:

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=106685

    What do you guys think about Gigabyte and their 965 boards? I read somewhere that the DQ6 will be around $230. Any ideas/suggestions/comments?
  2. mikelopez New Member

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    Bump!
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    I made the same decision as you. (prays for no DOA..)
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2006
  5. mikelopez New Member

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    Which decision is that?
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    By buying the gigabyte 965 board.
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    Gotcha. I just read another post you made explaining that you recently bought one from Newegg. So I guess you are talking about the DS3. It seems to be pretty solid but then again I dont really know much.
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    So many views, so little replies...
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    Update:

    I am thinking about going with the DS3 because the DQ6 is too expensive at newegg ($280); not to mention out of stock. I know that I can get it cheaper somewhere else but I am trying to get everything from the same place.

    What about the Intel 965 board? Any thoughts/opinions?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813121035

    BTW...This is all for my very first complete build. I was initially going for the Pentium D 930; but that was only because the X2 3800 (AM2) was too expensive. Then I found out about the price cuts for both but didnt want to wait. So, right when I was getting ready to order the D 930 and everything else, I realized that the C2D E6300 would only be a bit more than the $174 I was paying for the D 930. I wasnt even considering the Conroes because I thought that the cheapest would be too expensive and not worth it for the performance. Of course, now I know that I was completely wrong because not just is it at a decent price but from some of the reviews I have read it is also just as good or better than the top end X2's.

    All of this was the first week of this month and it has gone by pretty slow ever since. WHEN THE HECK IS NEWEGG GETTING THE C2D's!!!! Oops, sorry about that.

    Check this out:
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core2duo-e6300.html
  10. mikelopez New Member

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    Did I post this thread in the wrong place?
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    I think if you dont ever plan on geting duel grafic cards go with the ds-3. Intel dont let you overclock the cpu and who know what else, I plan on doing some overclocking someday so I would go with the gigabyte mbs.
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    This DQ6 has caught my eye also... Guess have to wait until December and to allow this "Conroe" fever to cool down and stabilize... :)

    ... and slight maturity by that time... :)
  13. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    Have you guys thought about the DFI Infinity 975X? It supports Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Extreme...
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    Sounds good.

    I ended up ordering the DS3. I initially wanted the DQ6 because of the upgrades it has over the DS3 and the ability to use dual graphic cards but since I know that chances are I will never go X-fire or SLI and it is a bit of a price difference, I decided to give the DS3 a go. Also, the posts in this thread played a role in my decision:

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=106685

    On Tuesday I am getting:

    C2D E6300
    DS3
    2GB DDR2-800
    250GB 7200.10
    & a case to be named later...LOL!

    As soon as I have everything put together I will submit pics w/full specs. This, of course, is assuming I dont run into any problems along the way. This is my 1st build after all.

    @ zekrahminator- I know, I know, "Don't forget the spacers!"
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    Congrats, man! I'm still looking at the Intel 975x rev 304 board. Conroe ready, supposed great overclocker and has 3 PCIx16 slots and supports CF (not that I'd likely ever go there, but never know).

    I'm jealous... please do post pics, you will definitely have bragging rights. :pimp:
  16. mikelopez New Member

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    Here it is!!!

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3225&stc=1&d=1154379579

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3226&stc=1&d=1154379579

    I am scared to open it!!! LOL!!!

    Edit...Sorry, I dont quite know how to include pics in my posts.

    Attached Files:

  17. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    Get this DFI:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813136168

    Much better than the Intel 975X motherboard...and a better overclocker too!

    Iwish I had money for Core 2 Duo, or 965P...I can't even afford a fan...
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    You and me make 2, i'm looking for all the money i can get to do the final upgrade to my computer: CASE/HDD/MOUSE, just got the money for the HDD, but i'm low on money

    PS: (just remenber) My birthday is comming and my family always give me a lot of money (about 200€) plus more gifts :toast:
  19. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    I'm getting two more WD 80GB SATAII HDDs for my B-Day(one more month) and also 2x1GB of some high performance RAM, one that'll go well with my DFI...

    I really hope Socket 939 will still last a while...
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    Its an E6300. Now I am getting really anxious because even though I didnt expect the rest of the hardware until tomorrow, I was very close to getting everything at the same time. I ordered the rest of the gear separately on the following day but it all got here to Tampa this passed weekend. Apparently, the rest of my stuff is still being sorted out and I will hopefully get it before I have to be in class tomorrow.
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    I got all the missing pieces today and finally finished putting everything together about an hour ago. I am still on my old pc though because I have to work out a few kinks.

    Should I keep posting my progress here or should I start a new thread?
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    IMO, use this thread to post your progress. You have started it here so continue it here. :p
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    Well, now that I finally figured out how to properly configure the hdd for an XP Pro install, I am going to try and install the drivers that came on the disc w/ the mobo and then try to flash the bios. I hope I am doing this right.
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    Why go with that when there is asus or asrock... you cant go wrong with asus or asrock.

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