Which P35

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Okay, I haven't really been paying attention to these new P35 boards but my manager in work wants to get a new computer. He was going to go dell but I told him I could build him one cheaper.

I know what will work well with most components. For RAM I'm just going to stick with Geil as they seem to work pretty well and are **** cheap at the moment. Unless anyone can recommend something better? I doubt he'll be overclocking that much.

What I don't know about are the new P35 boards. Basically which would be best? I can't really see much differences between the DS3P, P5K and IP35 Pro apart from the DS3P having one less PCI slot.

Which is most stable? I doubt he'd really be able to fix most problems on his own so I want something that will potter away doing office work and gaming for him.
 
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Im in the same boat. Im really looking into the Asus P35 boards, but i heard these boards are a stop gap to the X38, and not much an improvement over ther P965P ive heard. Please someone correct me if im wrong.. :)
 
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They clock like crazy, apparantly more stable, Abit and Asus are the pick of the bunch imo. P5K and IP35 Pro i would suggest purely as more of the large heatsinks fit them than say Gigabytes top end board.
 
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If he doesn't need RAID & Firewire then you can pick up an IP35-E or P35-DS3 for under £70.
Adding those will add ~£20 & then upto the Pro/DQ6 will add another ~£30 or so (& even more for the P5K DeLuxe).
 
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I'd like to leave his options for crossfire open in the future. He's quite rich so might go for it when he needs it down the road.
 
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The differences within the Gigabyte P35 mobos:

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