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Old 02-16-2008, 02:57 PM   #21 (permalink)
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For the same price you can get the Abit IX38 Quad GT.
And it has onboard on/off, reset and clear CMOS buttons, the one you linked does not.
Newegg.com - ABIT IX38 Quad GT LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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Thank you all so far for these posts! You've saving me money in the long run it looks like.
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For the same price you can get the Abit IX38 Quad GT.
And it has onboard on/off, reset and clear CMOS buttons, the one you linked does not.
Newegg.com - ABIT IX38 Quad GT LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
So does the Maximus
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and like someone said.. dont get the tuniq. The TRUE is a better cooler, and it is easier to install, and it is quieter. oh, you want some thermal paste too. Get some.. mx-2
Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail
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So does the Maximus
But it is more expensive than the one he posted and more expensive than the Quad GT.

I said for "the same Price".
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Since I'm not going SLI would:
Newegg.com - ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

still be the best "bang for my buck?"
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Really, just save yourself the $ and get a P35 board. It can do 450+FSB without breaking a sweat... I would only ever get X38 if I were to crossfire, otherwise you're really gaining nothing.
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Really, just save yourself the $ and get a P35 board. It can do 450+FSB without breaking a sweat... I would only ever get X38 if I were to crossfire, otherwise you're really gaining nothing.
Newegg.com - ASUS P5K DELUXE/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
would be decent then?
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if you do plan on getting an e8400+ maximus formula, keep the chip you have now, because you are going to need a BIOS update to even boot with the e8400.

And about the p35, if you are not going to upgrade constantly, by getting the latest when it comes out, then go with p35. much cheaper, so you can spend more money somewhere else. But if you are going to be upgrading gpu's as they come out, I would go x38 for the pci 2.0 (which should be utilized by the newest stuff coming out) and the support for the 45nm is better. but the p35 is still a great chipset

and that p5k is a nice board. I dont like the placement of the IDE connector(wish they would move those to the top on all boards...) but that is a nice board. Once again, to support the e8400 if you plan on getting one, you will most likely need a bios update, so keep that in mind.
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If your going to get an X38 board the Abit quad GT is all you need.
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