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Gigabyte 965p motherboards S & D

Urlyin

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Does anyone know what the difference between the GA-965P-DS3 and the GA-965P-S3 ?
The S3 is less than 20 dollars in price but looking at their specs they appear to be the same ... ??

Thanks in advance .. :)
 
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#2
Does anyone know what the difference between the GA-965P-DS3 and the GA-965P-S3 ?
The S3 is less than 20 dollars in price but looking at their specs they appear to be the same ... ??

Thanks in advance .. :)
The DS3 has more solid caps, they appear to have a longer lifetime, I have a DS3 ;)
 
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Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 rev 1.0 (F6)
Cooling Cooler Master T2 + x2 case fans
Memory 2x4Gb Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 (Stock)
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX650 Ti OC 2Gb @ 1110/1500
Storage Corsair 240Gb SSD / Seagate 500Gb HDD + old skool IDE HDD's x 3
Display(s) Acer 23'' LED
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Audio Device(s) Onboard 8.1 HD
Power Supply Corsair CX600
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#4
None at all, good quality board, cant get FSB higher than 480, but I think that is more down to my ram, the lowest divider is 2, so it tops the ram out @ DDR960!

Mine is a rev 1 board I think they are on to rev 3 now, chipset gets quite hot, but if you active cool it you will beable to push it hard!

Hope that helps ;)
 

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#5
build for a friend who more than likely is not going to oc ... thanks for the info :toast:
 
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Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 rev 1.0 (F6)
Cooling Cooler Master T2 + x2 case fans
Memory 2x4Gb Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 (Stock)
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX650 Ti OC 2Gb @ 1110/1500
Storage Corsair 240Gb SSD / Seagate 500Gb HDD + old skool IDE HDD's x 3
Display(s) Acer 23'' LED
Case Billy Basic
Audio Device(s) Onboard 8.1 HD
Power Supply Corsair CX600
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#6
No worries, maybe there are cheaper boards that will do him fine if he isnt going to oc? ;)
 

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for what he wants and the price of 122 bucks it's not a bad deal .. besides I didn't want to go to low end ... :)