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No thanks on the X48, X38 for me Course they don't have them in stock.
DK sounds like a much better deal than that LT. Doubt anybody would need that 3rd PCI-E x16 slot anyway, might as well use the space and the extra cash. They both do just as well, and IMO the orange looks better.
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DK sounds like a much better deal than that LT. Doubt anybody would need that 3rd PCI-E x16 slot anyway, might as well use the space and the extra cash. They both do just as well, and IMO the orange looks better.
Yeah but, LAN
2 GbE LAN by Marvell 88E8052+8053 with teaming that's what I need.
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post #13 of 20
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Yeah but, LAN
2 GbE LAN by Marvell 88E8052+8053 with teaming that's what I need.
I'm really not sure if it worths $70 more......

A PCI LAN card would only costs a few bucks or a trip to the closet, if paul needs it that is.
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DK sounds like a much better deal than that LT. Doubt anybody would need that 3rd PCI-E x16 slot anyway, might as well use the space and the extra cash. They both do just as well, and IMO the orange looks better.
Ohh I could thing of a thing or two.

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Ohh I could thing of a thing or two.

(RAID controller!)
The onboard one not satisfying?
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Have you looked at the DK X38 thread
    
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Have you looked at the DK X38 thread
Yeah, I looked around. Didn't see to much.
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What are you looking for in a new MB? I was looking to get 500 fsb and keep my NB, and RAM latencies tight. All while staying cool and stable, this MB fit my needs just fine honestly. I wish that someone could help me better with fine tuning the BIOS but thats about my only gripe. Just get it man and be happy with a sub 200.00 MB that hangs right there with the 250-300.00 MB's.
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What are you looking for in a new MB? I was looking to get 500 fsb and keep my NB, and RAM latencies tight. All while staying cool and stable, this MB fit my needs just fine honestly. I wish that someone could help me better with fine tuning the BIOS but thats about my only gripe. Just get it man and be happy with a sub 200.00 MB that hangs right there with the 250-300.00 MB's.
Well I was running my Q6600 at 370 x 9 (3.33Ghz) and not looking to go much above that. Maybe 400 x 9 or 400 x 8. Just looking for a nice motherboard that supports CrossFire and possible as RAID addon card.

Seems like the DK X38 is the best fit.
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post #20 of 20
Check out the offerings from ASUS. The Maximus Formula X38 can be flashed with the Rampage Formula x48 BIOS, and the guys that did that are working on a P5E---->Maximus----->Rampage BIOS conversion.

I realize that the Maximus is a little spendier than your intended price (comptes with the DFI LT), but it is a great board. The P5E is closer in price, and has comperable features to the DFI DK.
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What are you looking for in a new MB? I was looking to get 500 fsb and keep my NB, and RAM latencies tight. All while staying cool and stable, this MB fit my needs just fine honestly. I wish that someone could help me better with fine tuning the BIOS but thats about my only gripe. Just get it man and be happy with a sub 200.00 MB that hangs right there with the 250-300.00 MB's.
Or take this advice.....either way DFI or ASUS, you won't regret your new Top of the line X38 board.
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