Core 2 Mobo: Between Asus & Gigabyte

By capostat
Jul 13, 2007
  1. OK, so I'll be running

    Duo Core e6300
    kingston 2 gb ram 667mhz
    xfx 8600gt xxx 256mb
    320gb seagate HD

    and i want to buy either the:

    Asus P5B-VM SE


    Gigabyte GA-965-P-S3

    I've browsed a few threads in here that suggested going with the DS3 over the S3, but I won't be overclocking anything for the most part, so I'm not concerned about stability for those functions--if that's what it insures.... the price difference between the 2 is about $20, but i'm teetering on my spending limit. i dont think i would do it unless there were serious concerns about the S3.

    is my logic justified? ...
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I lean toward Gigabyte... Asus builds quality boards if you pay the price
  3. ok cool... i have another question. On the Gigabyte website it says:

    "Due to add GIGABYTE SATA2(Jmicron363) chip on board, the model can be able to support NCQ (Native Command Queuing) and HOT Plug."

    (For model GA-965-P-S3)

    the hardrive i happen to be getting is a seagate with NCQ. Now does this mean i cant use the HD altogether, or it's just the feature that i wont have?
  4. oops...i didnt read that right! it says CAN and not CAN'T...

    my bad
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