Bought a used major computer component and it works.
4 June 2014
Summary: It was really great to be able to find a part that exactly matches the one I had to replace. You can not buy back-dated components, this one being 7 years old, from the manufacturer and you sure can't beat the price. It is pretty technical but this allowed me to fix my computer without starting over. Thanks so much for the OPTION!
Good socket 775 board, lots of SATA ports, 1333 mhz bus support. Its good.
4 May 2011
Summary: Good board, this is the second one I have owned. The first one was actually a 965p-s3 v1, which doesn't have solid capacitors on it. It eventually failed after many years, so I picked this one up to replace it. D (as in DS3) stands for "durable", I assume, as the BIOS splash screen has it in big letters at boot. Northbridge heat sink gets really hot, just like my old one, but it really isn't a problem until one tries to overclock the system...
Summary: The product was originally bought to upgrade existing computer. Unfortunately, the motherboard wouldn't post. After contacting the seller and returning part, seller found issue and was able to repair. However, seller refunded cost. I'm rating the seller as excellent as opposed to the product. I would not hesitate to buy from seller again!
tom L. -> "'the cpu (certified public und..., Amazon
19 June 2008
Summary: Forget these old chipset motherboards, and get something, w/ no onboard graphics, and put a video card in there (one of your choosing.) You will be glad u did. Not recommended, this old 965 intel chipset. (boo.
Good board for beginners, terrible lifespan, aging chipset
3 January 2008
Summary: This board was great when I first built a desktop. The chipset was a good combo for low-speed emulated disk access, thanks to the cheap ICH8 chipset, and the P965 was decent for dual channel RAM. The board overclocked well, and lasted for a while. My board died after 1 year, and left me in the dust, because it was out of warranty, and the board is no longer manufactured to revision 1.0 specs.
Summary: Do not buy this mobo if you plan on overclocking your system. There is an issue with this particular model that causes some of them to reset to factory settings if any sort of external USB storage is plugged in upon start up.
Summary: When you build your own computer you know that the motherboard is the backbone of any system. Knowing that, reliability and ease of use is of primary concern. The Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 has both of those features. This motherboard easily fit into my mid sized ATX case, each port and connection was clearly labeled and the layout is excellent and ergonomic. I set this up with 4GB of Kingston Ram, a 2.4 ghz core 2 duo processor and SATA drives.
Great for first time builders and people who want a stable motherboard
Mike "Movie Buff", Amazon
26 September 2006
Summary: Last August I stepped into the world of build your own system. Im totally brain dead when it comes to computer parts and putting things together. I have a habit of taking things apart and having no clue how to put it back together. Armed with a few books on BYO and help from a few forums, this changed. The DS3 motherboard posted on all of my parts the first time and is very simple. Please be careful with the RAM. The manual specifically says DDR2-ram of 1.8v.