asus P5B-E vs Gigabyte DS3.

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Alright, so Im looking to buy a low/mid range motherboard and Ive been doing alot of research and narrowed my options down to two. The asus P5B-E and the Gigabyte 965P-DS3, tHey both sell at the same price and are more or less equal in the options they offer. I plan on doing some overclocking with my E6300 so in terms of OCing I dont know which ones better. Any info on which one I should chose much appreciated! :)
 

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I was looking at the same boards when buy my new system and ended up getting the DS3.
The two boards were both good but the DS3 seemed better at overclocking and is a more durable board.
There are overclocking guides for the DS3 all over the place so the should make it easy for you to overclock.
The only reason to pick the Asus board is for the firwire and external sata.
If you really don't need them pick the DS3.

Hope this helps.
 

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Alright, so Im looking to buy a low/mid range motherboard and Ive been doing alot of research and narrowed my options down to two. The asus P5B-E and the Gigabyte 965P-DS3, tHey both sell at the same price and are more or less equal in the options they offer. I plan on doing some overclocking with my E6300 so in terms of OCing I dont know which ones better. Any info on which one I should chose much appreciated! :)
Read this article....you should find it quite interesting. GL :)


The overclocking capability of the ASUS motherboards continue to be impressive in their mid-range series. If you are looking to get the highest possible overclocking results with an E6300 or E6400 processor then we would recommend the ASUS P5B-E 1.02G at this time.

http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2860
 

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The DS3 hits 500Mhz constantly while not many ppl are that succesful with the P5B-E. If we were talking about the P5B-E Plus, that would be another things, but americans will probably never know it...
 

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Just to add on, the processor I am picking is E6600 (2.4 MHz, and 1066 MHz FSB). Moreover,

a) The system is for home purposes.
b) No extreme gaming : just some regular fun-gaming. Thus, no SLI required.
c) No overclocking, or any other fancied stuff required.
d) Most importantly, I am looking for a tested and proven motherboard for E6600.

As I too have boiled down to these two mobos, kindly suggest me the better one. I repeat that I am looking for a processor+mobo system, which has (ideally) no history of hangups, restarting or power problems, something which is typical of Intel motherboards.