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Loren H.

Loren H.

Joined on 03/08/07

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P35 based P35C-DS3R rocks!

GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: compatibility had no issues, worked 1st time with vista 64 build, raid 0 setup with P35 chipset was easy, performance is great, quad core 2.66Ghz runs solid in Antec 180 chasis with Zalman 9700 at 3.2Ghz with no over-voltage. overclocking and tinkering around made very easy. Bios interface nice. Instructions and web support at gigabyte solid.

Cons: Nothing yet that I can find as negative.

Overall Review: setup: quad-core C2Duo, 7900GS KO, 2GB RAM, Gigabye P35C-DS3R, raid 0 with WD high rel 340GB, antec 180 chasis, zalman 9700

EVGA 7900GS KO is solid

EVGA GeForce 7900GS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card 256-P2-N624-AR
EVGA GeForce 7900GS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card 256-P2-N624-AR

Pros: worked 1st time in gigabyte P35 based board with vista64. No driver or interoperability/compatibility issues. Have not tested it to extreme with hard core games, but MS flight simulator is nice and windows video/pictures good.

Cons: nothing to note.

Overall Review: setup: quad-core C2Duo, 7900GS KO, 2GB RAM, Gigabye P35C-DS3R, raid 0 with WD high rel 340GB, Zalman 9700, antec 180 chasis, viewsonic vx2235wm.

Antec P180 looks and sounds good!

Antec Performance One P180 Silver cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Antec Performance One P180 Silver cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Quiet, plenty of space, good flexibility to move fans around, nice rubber gasket mounts for HDD silence, nice drive chasis/enclosures, plenty of drive bays, and it looks good to boot! I love the fact that I can control the fan speeds and thus noise with easy switches so that if I want to game and overclock I turn them up, but otherwise it is a silent machine. 2.66Ghz quad core runs stable at 3.2gHZ with no over voltage just with chasis fans on med-high and zalman 9700 cracking away.

Cons: With power supply on bottom of chasis and the CPU up on top of chasis it makes quite a long run for the 12V CPU power supply. Hiper 580W supply barely has the distance and needed some interesting routing around the Zalman heatpipe/sink.

Overall Review: setup: quad-core C2Duo, 7900GS KO, 2GB RAM, Gigabye P35C-DS3R, raid 0 with WD high rel 340GB, .