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Old 02-08-2008, 12:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Best Motherboard For E8400?

I am really planning on buying an E8400 and iv decided not to get watercooling so ill have alot more money to spend on the case/motherboard etc.

Should i pay more to get a better motherboard or just stick with the DS3L that i have in mind?

How good is this motherboard?
Newegg.com - DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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DFI is awesome. They're great when it comes to ocing ram too cause it supplies 5v to the dimms. Your DS3L is still good too.
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Yeah im not touching my ram.. because my ram isn't really that good.
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I would wait just a little while. i dont know if you saw the thread about the e8400 heat problems. I will be able to contribute to that as soon as my new asus maximus formula gets here.(tues baby)

But from what I have read, the most likely problem is the temp sensors are not being read correctly. So like I said, I hopefully will be able to help you first hand. But if you are not scared to drop some dough, I say go with the x38. Great support for the newer stuff, or maybe a p35, tried and true
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What do you want to do? Overclock, SLI, Crossfire?

P35 is a great overall motherboard for overclocking at a decent price, for single cards.
X38 if you want crossfire.
680i/780i if you want SLI.
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I dont know about the 780i... but both me a veedub got crappy 680i's the first time around....I don't really recommend the mobo...

But idk how the 780i is.
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I was going to move to an X38 myself but I might or might not crossfire so whats the point. Have it just to have it. You should stick w/ P35 if your using single card.
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the 780i is the exact same board as he 680i, with a few compatibility upgrades.
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