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of course DFI
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post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by crashovride02
Which one of these mobo's is the best for OC'ing and overall value?
Any help would be aprreciated.
Just be aware that with any of them the learning curve wil be very flat for awhile. These boards are for the serious OC'er. Many people give up in frustration just trying to get them to post. Be aware of what you are getting into.
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post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by MjrTom
DFI (Not that I am Biased )

I have the SLI-D and quite frankly its amazing. The ASUS board is no slouch, but the BIOS options of the DFI far outweigh the stability of the ASUS.
DFI
I am biased like way lots.
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post #14 of 21
DFI

I've had the DFI SLI-D Great board

lots of options
post #15 of 21
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Just be aware that with any of them the learning curve wil be very flat for awhile. These boards are for the serious OC'er. Many people give up in frustration just trying to get them to post. Be aware of what you are getting into.
actually if your not ocing they are very easy to setup, the asus and the dfi boot up no problem, now when you start messing with settings is when it can get funny,

the only thing during setup if you get one and go raid just dont forget to enable raid in bios and that should be the only hickup during startup (well besides getting windows to work)
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post #16 of 21
Id say ASUS if you are learning to OC - it will do some of the work for you in the beginning, whereas the DfI, you need to know a bit to get it to POST.

Id bought my ASUS last year knowng next to nothing about OCing, and I managed to get some good stable clocks, however now that I know much much more than I did then, I find the lack of a few key options in the ASUS BIOS a bit limiting.
    
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post #17 of 21
I'm a pleased owner of that particular asus. The board is nice and Ive had my 3800x2 up to 2.957ghz up from the stock 2.0 and I really does everything I need it to. Keep in mind I used 10x299 to get that OC, and 300 is all it will do. So unless you're getting an x2 or the like with a higher multi, you get limited. In my case my chip wont go much higher than 2.95ghz anyway so this board was perfect for me, another thing is that it limits your vcore but it doesnt bother me, because If I wanted to go any higher I'd need to w/c the thing anyway.

Soooo, The ASUS worked great in my situation but for you and your 9x multi I'd go with the DFI.
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by DontPassTheFence
Id say ASUS if you are learning to OC - it will do some of the work for you in the beginning, whereas the DfI, you need to know a bit to get it to POST.
Good point but bear in mind at least 5 people who have replied to this thread have a DFI brand motherboard as do a vast number of other people on this forum.

If you cant get it to work im sure between us we can
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DFI it will be!! Thanks for all the help. I will let you know how I do once I get everything!!
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Good chioce.
Make sure you have all the required power in to MB connections!
    
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