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Originally Posted by Nechen View Post
Well one thing to consider is that I have absolutely no intentions of going SLi for gaming simply because the Cost-2-Benefit Ratio is pretty low.

That being said my primary OC'ing goals are CPU/FSB/RAM and what not, so will the P35 Overclock those three things just as well as the X38 for $200 less or am I missing something?

Seems like in situations like these an extra $300 gets you a 5% performance boost.
Thats called the Law of Diminishing Returns.

The performance boost from the X38 will be most noticed on watercooling or extreme cooling systems.

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Originally Posted by wuyanxu View Post
can i ask what will be the price range for the new X38 motherboard?

around striker extreme? or around the current asus p5k deluxe?

was wondering that because i can afford the p5k deluxe, but if i were to spend in the line of striker extreme, i'd rather buy a p35 now.
Probably low end X38 boards with be around $180 and the top notch Intel board around $220-$250.
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post #32 of 55
so the price range will be around 140GBP for high end enthusiastic motherboards. costing like the Asus p5k deluxe (a high end p35) board.
post #33 of 55
X38's going to be beast. I'm just hoping fo more DDR2 Versions and not exclusive DDR3.

That'll probably be the last PC I build: X38, Penryn, Solid State HDDs for editing and ATI 1gb card. I hope to never touch another PC part again after that. =(

And let's all HOPE that they come in at about 250, because that's around the same price as an Asus p5k Deluxe. In fact, I paid 240 after tax and shipping on the Egg for the P5K Deluxe... I'm betting on a 220-250 price tag for gigabyte... and a good 300+ for Asus's Flagship X38 Board.

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post #34 of 55
any ideas on when the x38 is goinig to be available? I have heard as early as the end of july-- all the way to mid sept..
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DDR3 is going to be overpriced for some time, but the X38 will be something for the history books if it lives up to the hype. It will supposedly support DDR2 and DDR3.
I would say it's worth the wait....but then again that would make me a hypocrite!
Why are you wanting to upgrade before the X38 anyway? That setup you have isn't bad at all
I read that the 38 stands for 38th week of the year....so mid-September my friend. I read it on the TOm's Hardware forums.
I'm sure that Intel will have some fancy body of water name for it.....
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DailyTech reports that it will launch with the new price cuts / processors on July 22nd.
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There is no reason getting x38 if it doesn't support nVidia SLI and is more expensive than p35.

Crossfire pretty much died when ATI announced that they will not be competing with nVidia at high end video card market. A 8800GTX ultra has better performance than all current crossfire setup. Why would extreme gamer want to go crossfire?

P35 overclock so well that even watercooling seems unable to keep up with the FSB. Even though if the x38 has better potential @ oc, most ppl won't get to experience it (except those with phase change -> population less than 0.05%)
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There is no reason getting x38 if it doesn't support nVidia SLI and is more expensive than p35.

Crossfire pretty much died when ATI announced that they will not be competing with nVidia at high end video card market. A 8800GTX ultra has better performance than all current crossfire setup. Why would extreme gamer want to go crossfire?

P35 overclock so well that even watercooling seems unable to keep up with the FSB. Even though if the x38 has better potential @ oc, most ppl won't get to experience it (except those with phase change -> population less than 0.05%)
Oh I can have a field day bashing this one. It supports both SLI and Crossfire.

That makes sense, the R600, due to some current driver upgrades, now competes, and sometimes outperforms an 8800GTX.

If it overclocks well. Everyone who overclocks will be able to take advantage of that because they can have a board with great features, and a good overclock all in one. Even if it outperforms water cooling, try chilled water, push it farther. You see, the point to overclocking, IMO, is it's like a hobby, and you see how far you can push your hardware, and your pocket book. YES, it get's expensive, but you have to admit, a Q6600 at 4ghz with good temps doesn't sound to shabby, no?
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i, personally, just wanting x38 for dual graphics card option and PCI-e 2.0 support.

because not planning to change for 3+ years, i don't want to be left out of the graphics wagon again (currently still on AGP)
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