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Old 02-14-2008, 05:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best x38 Board?

Im very close to having final decisions on parts for my new baby. Heres the list, bring on the criticism!

Abit IX38
Q6600 (of course)
8800gs
Silencer 610W
A-Data DDR2 800 2Gb

btw, posting links can i just copy and paste?
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes copy and paste.


The best x38 board is the maximus extreme, next in the line the maximus formula and the best bang for the buck would the abit IX38 Quad GT.

The gigabye DQ6 probably tied with the maximus formula, but I would just get the Abit quad GT
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I would say the best mobo is the DFI x38-t2r
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they selling at newegg yet? would be good for them to do so..
dfi boards have always been the top overclockers on all formats in the past, i just didn't see it on newegg.
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-X38-DS4 LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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Same price with the Abit too...hm, the DS4 might be better.
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cept it doesn't have Onboard On/off, reset and a back I/O clear CMOS Button.

Which the Quad GT and Both Asus boards do have..

And they are nice features.
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Ohh...your right Ste, i spoke too soon.
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cept it doesn't have Onboard On/off, reset and a back I/O clear CMOS Button.

Which the Quad GT and Both Asus boards do have..

And they are nice features.
But you are less likely to have to RMA the gigabyte board Right ste?

BTW the gigabyte boards usually dont need to be cleared if you mess up the overclock, so the reset cmos is basically unneeded.
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gigabyte boards usually dont need to be cleared if you mess up the overclock, so the reset cmos is basically unneeded.
Thats the thing, i'm not experienced in oc so i'm sure i'll need to use that feat.
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