tom L. -> "'the cpu (certified public undergraduate)'", 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.
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.
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.
Summary: This board is a bit older now, but still an excellent overclocker for even quads. Got it for $99 at newegg probably a year and a half ago. It is nearly identical to the GA-P35-DS3L. Same onboard audio, board layout, colors, BIOS, everything.
Excerpt: The GA-965P-DS3 is Gigabyte's medium range Motherboard supporting all of Intel's Current processors as of 08/2007. The board was created using the Intel P965 Express North bridge and ICH8 South bridge chip sets.
Pros: Supports Quad Core, All Solid Capacitor Design, Good Overclocker
Excerpt: Excellent board, supporting Core 2 Duo (Conroe) with a FSB (front side bus) of 1066 it's totally capable of running Core 2 at its top speed! The socket of this motherboard is 775, an Intel socket (the socket is where the processor sits in the motherboard, if the number on the motherboard doesn't...
Pros: Quad core ready, Cheap, Safe
Cons: updating the Bios would be a good start to iron out some small issues