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LOL...

It sounds like you've got your mind made up! Have you looked into the 3870 X2 cards?
lol, it's a little out of my budget. I dont want to spend that much lol.

I can't spend much...if at anything at all

:S
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Definitely the 780i.

If you're going for an Intel board, don't waste your $ on the obsolete x38 when you can get the x48.
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Definitely the 780i.

If you're going for an Intel board, don't waste your $ on the obsolete x38 when you can get the x48.
The X48 is the X38...

The X48 NBs' are higher binned X38 to run at 1600 FSB. My X38 P5E should have been one of those! It runs 515FSB with 1.43v.
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Definitely the 780i.

If you're going for an Intel board, don't waste your $ on the obsolete x38 when you can get the x48.
exactly what are the advantages of the x48 over the x38?

I haven't looked into it much. What asus board would be a good x48 ?
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exactly what are the advantages of the x48 over the x38?

I haven't looked into it much. What asus board would be a good x48 ?
They arrent out yet. Like I said in the previous post, they are higher binned X38 NB chips. They are supposed to have a few more bios tweaks, but they are the same physically.
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They arrent out yet. Like I said in the previous post, they are higher binned X38 NB chips. They are supposed to have a few more bios tweaks, but they are the same physically.
Yeah I read that in an article somewhere, that' they're physically the same.

P5E seems like the way i'm going to go
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Yeah I read that in an article somewhere, that' they're physically the same.

P5E seems like the way i'm going to go
I told you lol
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my local vendor sells the p5e for 293.00 CAD. Gimmie a break.
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my local vendor sells the p5e for 293.00 CAD. Gimmie a break.
There is one drawback to the P5E vs the X38 Maximus. The P5E either doesnt have the sensor, or it isnt enabled, but there is no way to check the NB temps. I find this annoying. But my NB is water cooled, so I try not to worry about it.

The Maximus also has a few more fan headers, but they arent important.
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There is one drawback to the P5E vs the X38 Maximus. The P5E either doesnt have the sensor, or it isnt enabled, but there is no way to check the NB temps. I find this annoying. But my NB is water cooled, so I try not to worry about it.

The Maximus also has a few more fan headers, but they arent important.
Yeah that's my current problem with my p5k, it's scary. But I have alot of air cooling in my Antec 900, so I try not to worry about, and keep my NB voltages low.
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