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Old 02-14-2008, 06:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Well if you don't plan on overclocking then you might as well just get the cheapest x38
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awww..i don't want to be cheap. screw it, i'm gonna oc. I got to learn how to sometime.
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:26 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Default Re: Best x38 Board?

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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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Wait, why would you even want a X38 board if you were not going to overclock...

Just get the cheapest 45Nm compatible board..

I am so confused now, I was making reccomendations because I missed the part about you not overclocking.. :/
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you better oc!

Anyway, the Asus P5E is a great board....the Gigabyte X38-DQ6 is darn good too....and if you have deep pockets the DFI X38-T2R definitely gets my recommendation
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The only thing bad about the dq6 is that if you DO decide to overclock and want a heatsink that requires a backplate, you cant use it on the dq6.
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oh. well spotted
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The only thing bad about the dq6 is that if you DO decide to overclock and want a heatsink that requires a backplate, you cant use it on the dq6.
That really blows.

But there are so many good heatsinks that don't need a back plate..
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I've gotta say I'm pretty happy with my Xigmatek 120mm cooler...its pretty cheap and doesn't require a backplate
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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.
I spoke to them through email and they are coming back in stock on the 18th this month. That is going to be my next board.
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Sry to confuse anyone, but i wasn't planning on oc right away. The option to is nice since i will once i learn more about it.
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