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  1. jds21

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    here is the list of Mobos from my supplier (Australia)

    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog...=61f7432567439acb79b61e9d532a6d0e&cPath=36_62

    Here are my specs:
    Intel Q6600 (OCed - not sure as to how much yet)
    XFX 8800GTS 512MB (G92) (Stock - but I will OC myself - not sure as to how much yet, will see how I go when I get it)
    Team Xtreem DDR2 2GB PC-8500/1066 (2x1GB) Ram
    2x Seagate 500GB SATA II 32MB 7200rpm (1TB total storage)
    Pioneer SATA 215BK Dual Layer DVD drive
    Lite-On Super Allwrite SATA Lightscribe Dual Layer DVD Re-writer
    Thermaltake ToughPower Pro 750w
    Antec P182
    Thermaltake Big Typhoon 120 VX Cooler
    Leadtek DTV2000H Hybrid TV Tuner
    D-Link DWL-G520M MIMO 108G Wireless
    Soundblaster X-Fi Extreme Gamer Sound card

    I want a board which will give good performance, reliable and is good at overlcokcing my CPU and GPU... IT MUST BE FROM THE LIST PROVIDED

    Thanks guys,
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    whats the max ?

    going sli ?
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    Asus P5 E
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    I was going SLI but decided against it... I don't know whether to get an SLI board so I can add another 8800GTS in the future but I think I would probably just upgrade my graphics card at that point
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    money you want to spend :p
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    probs about $300-350 at the absolute most
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    not exactly sure, but i believe that the X38T is the better one.
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    as the price suggests I suppose
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    DDR3 X38T ;)
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    I definately agree it looks like a nice board but it is a bit more than i really wante dto spend... would the DS4 or DS5 make a huge difference
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    well the Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 if you look at the pics it has more ics around cpu socket which would help more with the oc being stable at higher speeds
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    i have looked and the only noticable difference between the X38T-GQ6 and regular DQ6 is the fact that the X38T has DDR3 support and higher bus speeds (1600 as opposed to 1333)

    Would this make much of a difference?
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    the x38 does 1600 fsb as well. theres some minor differences for ocing as well w/ the boards, but they are usually very near to each other. the gigabyte p35 boards are a good example:

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    which is best and most stable for OCing
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    the dq6 as DOM pointed out.
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    cool thanks
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    yeah but is that US or Australian dollars?

    I'm happy with the Gigabyte one but thanks anyway
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    lol click on the price its from that site centrecom.com.au ;)
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    oh really?? lol.... it sounded cheap so I assumed it was US haha

    Which board would be the better performer and more reliable, the asus P5E or the GB DQ6??
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