Difference between 975X and 965P

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Hi there im upgrading to conroe in the next few weeks (about time look at my sig!). And have been looking at some mobos. I won't be overclocking so I'm not too bothered about that aspect of it, though it may be nice if I want to in future. Im thinking about getting either the Asrock ConroeXFire-eSATA2, or the MSI 965P NEO. My question really is whats the difference between the 975x and the 965p(i know the ASRock isnt either i think :confused: )? And what type of mobo should i get to couple with a E6300, 2gb RAM, 7600GT? I am thinking of getting a dx10 gfx card when they come out, so I guess i need a compatible mobo?

Please help!
 
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965x is better for 2MB cache Core 2's and 975x is better for 4MB cache Core 2's.

Dont go with MSI if you value your sanity. MSI - Made by Sodding Idiots.

Go for ASUS or ABIT if you are going 975, and Gigabyte or ASUS if you are going 965. :)
 
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Lol, ok I won't go MSI I promise ;)

How about the ASRock board is that any good? Im just thinking as Im really trying to keep my budget down! I need a board thats roughly £70 inc VAT.....
 
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kmistry said:
Lol, ok I won't go MSI I promise ;)

How about the ASRock board is that any good? Im just thinking as Im really trying to keep my budget down! I need a board thats roughly £70 inc VAT.....

Go for the Gigabyte DS3, you can get it cheap if you shop around and it's worth the extra £20. :)
 
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I have the gigabyte GA-965P-S3 and its a great board got my 6300 clocked at 2.94 gig atm with no issues, i put the F5 bios in and it gave me more clocking potential infact it says with the bios " Better clocking for 6300/6400"
 
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