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    Default GA-EP43-UD3L or GA-P43-ES3G

    Hiya,
    Looking at a new mb now, seen both of these in the title on the overclockers website. There is a 6 price difference but I can't see what the actual spec difference is.
    Can anyone shed some light on this please.

    This is what will be going into in:
    E6320
    Zotac 8800 Amp edition@700/2000
    Thermal take purepower 680W
    Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro
    Corsair 4GB Kit (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz

    Planning on a nice o/c as the chip has been up to above 3GHz in a different machine so 2.4Ghz is a nice one to aim for. Which of the boards would be a better option please?
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3LR
    E6320 @ 3.15GHz
    Zotac 8800 Amp edition@700/2000
    Thermal take purepower 680W
    Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro Rev2
    Corsair 4GB Kit (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz

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    Default Re: GA-EP43-UD3L or GA-P43-ES3G

    Obviousely different expantion slots and back panel connectors. Compare the two specs on GB site.
    The UD3L has very limited OC options, by the size of the NB HS of the ES3G I can only guess it is not better.

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    Default Re: GA-EP43-UD3L or GA-P43-ES3G

    Hiya,
    Looking at a new mb now, seen both of these in the title on the overclockers website. There is a 6 price difference but I can't see what the actual spec difference is.
    Can anyone shed some light on this please.
    Hi Fire M I am running a GA-EP45-UD3LR and I have mostly positive things to say about this board. The specs are listed at the website here GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Specification - GA-EP45-UD3L (rev. 1.0) and for the SG board-------->>http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...board/Products sorry this is not a good link. you may have to punch in your SG board to get to specs page. It seems that the E3SG and the UD3L boards will support your Processor. However I am concerned that you will be OC ng that proc to 2.4 to 3.0 GHz. I personally do a mild OC on my procs as it will shorten the life of the proc. It also add considerable heat to the proc and the MCH, which will need a small fan added on for the Gigabyte boards(to MCH) why not consider adding a Proc purchase to your build? Maybe you can find a combo deal on a better proc? I hear microcenter has good deals on procs(not sure about boards however). Now I see some sites are pushing the i7 Proc
    Here is a forum to ask about mobo combo deals http://forum.mwave.com/default.asp?C...3bf3c95761c641
    My advise would be to go for a UD3P or UD3R board like here http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch...iteria=BA25600 or here
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128359

    You didnt say what video adapter you are running.
    Max out
    Last edited by MadMax2911; 10-11-2009 at 10:24 PM. Reason: add link info
    BUILD #2 GA-EP45-DS3R [Rev1.0] BIOS Flashed F11e, CPU=INTEL Core2 Quad Q8200 Yorkfield-4M LGA 775 with Mugen2 cooler RAM= Mushkin 996599 link 2 x 2GB, Hard drive=WD 6400AAKS, DVD=HP dvd1160i OS=Win 7 SP1 64 bit Video=BFG 8800GTS OC edition CASE=Thermaltake Tsunami Dream P.S.=Antec TP3-650

    Build #3 GA-EP45-UD3LR__rev 1.0__ BIOS F11, CPU Core2 Duo E8400 3.157GHz WMugen2 Cooler, Power Supply: Antec EA-500D 500 W, RAM: Corsair 2 GB Hard Drive: WD 160 GB OS: Win XP SP3 Video: MSI GTS450 2GB




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    Default Re: GA-EP43-UD3L or GA-P43-ES3G

    I saw the different connectors, was more relating to the heatsinks, o/c potential things of that nature.
    The GFX card is the Zotac 8800 GT, its a Nvidia 8800GT pre over clocked.
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3LR
    E6320 @ 3.15GHz
    Zotac 8800 Amp edition@700/2000
    Thermal take purepower 680W
    Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro Rev2
    Corsair 4GB Kit (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz

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    Default Re: GA-EP43-UD3L or GA-P43-ES3G

    FSB wall arond 420m 0.1v steps for vrr, DRAM voltage, and MCH Core, no PLL voltage or MCH Reference.

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    Default Re: GA-EP43-UD3L or GA-P43-ES3G

    So from what we've got here just go for the one with the connectors I want?
    Which as I've only got one PCI audigy 2 sound card to go in it's the UD3L.
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3LR
    E6320 @ 3.15GHz
    Zotac 8800 Amp edition@700/2000
    Thermal take purepower 680W
    Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro Rev2
    Corsair 4GB Kit (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz

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    Default Re: GA-EP43-UD3L or GA-P43-ES3G

    Those were for the UD3L, I have no idea what the settings options for the ES3G are.

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    Default Re: GA-EP43-UD3L or GA-P43-ES3G

    Well unless anyones got a good reason why this isn't a bad mid range board I think the UD3L wins.
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3LR
    E6320 @ 3.15GHz
    Zotac 8800 Amp edition@700/2000
    Thermal take purepower 680W
    Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro Rev2
    Corsair 4GB Kit (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz

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    Default Re: GA-EP43-UD3L or GA-P43-ES3G

    Quote Originally Posted by fire_munki View Post
    Well unless anyones got a good reason why this isn't a bad mid range board I think the UD3L wins.
    From what Ive heard the UD3 series boards have extra copper in the mobo that helps them dissipate heat more efficiently. The UD3L board is a "Lite" board from what Ive read so you will not see as many features on it than the UD3R or UD3P or any other board in the series. the UD3LR I have is still a light board with the added RAID feature. Not sure how good it is cuz I havent had time or a OS to try it out. Now you may want to know what others are doing which is using RAID with Vista 64 bit (home premium I guess-its the 64 bit vista that supports RAID and lots of memory) Vista is RAM hungry from what Ive heard so thats why the 64 bit vista is popular, keeping is mind that 64 bit vista is not perfect and may not play well with some programs, or games. If you run vista make sure you have a board and OS that supports lots of RAM(check your specs first)
    But the question always goes back to what do you want to do with the machine? Once that is determined then design your machine with that goal in mind. Vista supports newer games with DX10 ( and DX11?) That being said gamers need lots of RAM and VISTA operating system plus a board that will carry them into the next 3-5 years. If your goal is surfing the net just about any mobo will do provided it works.
    What do you plan to do with this system???
    BUILD #2 GA-EP45-DS3R [Rev1.0] BIOS Flashed F11e, CPU=INTEL Core2 Quad Q8200 Yorkfield-4M LGA 775 with Mugen2 cooler RAM= Mushkin 996599 link 2 x 2GB, Hard drive=WD 6400AAKS, DVD=HP dvd1160i OS=Win 7 SP1 64 bit Video=BFG 8800GTS OC edition CASE=Thermaltake Tsunami Dream P.S.=Antec TP3-650

    Build #3 GA-EP45-UD3LR__rev 1.0__ BIOS F11, CPU Core2 Duo E8400 3.157GHz WMugen2 Cooler, Power Supply: Antec EA-500D 500 W, RAM: Corsair 2 GB Hard Drive: WD 160 GB OS: Win XP SP3 Video: MSI GTS450 2GB




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    Default Re: GA-EP43-UD3L or GA-P43-ES3G

    Its gaming, got VHP 64, from what I can see RAID doesn't produce a great deal of increased performance for the outlay.
    Not had an issues with Vista for anything I've needed to run.
    Want the better o/c board than the one in my sig as my current wont post if you try to o/c it, then I can bump my clock speeds ups as 1.8Ghz is a little lacking now. Then when 2.4ish gets old a faster CPU.
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3LR
    E6320 @ 3.15GHz
    Zotac 8800 Amp edition@700/2000
    Thermal take purepower 680W
    Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro Rev2
    Corsair 4GB Kit (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz

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