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Ok Newegg refunded me my 230.00 for the Mars that I decided not to keep. I am looking at the X38A by Foxconn now but am still asking for suggestions. I would like the MB to have DDR2/3 and OC very well. I would like to stay away from bizzare colors like gigabyte, and some DFI MB's. Obviously it can't be more than 230.00 shipped because that it ALL I have to spend. So let me here what you got, I still may go with the X38A though.
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If you are still looking for X38 board, how about the $200 DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R?
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DDR2/3 capability was a requisite...

Though I think your better off with one or the other, it seemed eons gone by that the boards capable of supporting multiple memory standards didn't OC for crap.

-EDIT- Disregard that last part... The X38A OCs mad crazy...

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.c...id=2230&page=4

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The Foxconn DigitaLife X38A motherboard overclocked to an amazing 555 MHz FSB and that is the highest we've ever pushed a motherboard! MSI, Asus and Gigabyte better watch out... Foxconn is taking names and kicking things up a notch!
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My first thought was Foxconn Mars. Well thats out of the question and so was the Gigabyte and DFI boards(since you want DDR3) I thought off. I would probably go with the X38 Foxconn though.
    
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WHAT no NB heatsink hmm whats up with that?

EDIT: The MB is my only upgrade so my sig rig is what I will be using.
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Originally Posted by linskingdom View Post
If you are still looking for X38 board, how about the $200 DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R?
Great suggestion. For $219 you could also get the ASUS P5E Both are great boards.

IMO stay away from the DDR2/3 combo boards. By the time DDR3 is affordable, you'll want to upgrade CPU sockets anyway.
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WHAT no NB heatsink hmm whats up with that?
It's so big it comes unattached. There is one in the box, you just gotta install.
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post #8 of 17
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So does the common majority say buy it and not the Foxconn X38A?
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post #9 of 17
If you are looking for an X38, go with the DFI linked above. I still don't understand why you returned the mars though...
post #10 of 17
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Initially I just want the DDR2/3 but I will buy a whole new system next march anyway. I really can't wait for this year to go by I can tell you that much.
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