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post #1 of 37
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I am currently in the process of building my gaming/entertainment rig.

I have narrowed it down to 2 boards to use.

http://www.motherboardpro.com/Asus-P...ATX-p-373.html

OR

http://www.motherboardpro.com/DFI-LA...ail-p-531.html

Now the rig will be overclocked on air using a T.R.U.E and 5 Scythe Slipstreams 110 cfms 120 mm fans inside a Antec 900. I currently have all components except motherboard, CPU, and GPU. I will be using the E8400 and would like to OC to 4.0GHz.

I will be using a Ultra X3 1000 Watt PSU as well as Corsair Dominator 1066 2x2GB kit.

I do not know what GPU I will be using as I am awaiting the GPU releases and drivers to be straightened out.

This rig is going to be used for Blu-Ray playback, Gaming, FLAC playback (Major Music storage)

So with that said I am now trying to decide on which motherboard to get. I do know I want X38 as I plan to keep this for a year or more until Nehalem is out and straightened out of any bugs or BIOS problems.

So with that said out of the two boards that I have narrowed it down to which would you choose and why? Overclocking benefits of one over the other?



Thanks for your help OCN
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post #2 of 37
The DFI hands down. It's simply a better board, DFI seems to put alot more care into what they do.

The DFI will give you alot more options to play with, lately ASUS' quality has really seen to slip, ask around and you'll see alot of people on their third RMA or more. I'm on my third board in two months.
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I would vote for the DFI, I have had so so much trouble with ASUS through out my computer career.
    
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post #4 of 37
Dfi Imho.
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post #5 of 37
A DFI rep could chase me down, kick me in the nuts, and then question my parentage, and i would still reccommend DFI over Asus.
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post #6 of 37
DFI, definitely. My ASUS presented me with issues (no Linux Chipset Drivers, no Vista Chipset drivers), and the 2 DFI boards I have owned have been the highest OCing, though not necessarily the easiest, I have owned.
    
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post #7 of 37
id say dfi
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post #8 of 37
Hopefully DFI since I just ordered one Good Luck with your purchase!
    
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dfi.. imo i cant stand asus after the sale.. way to many issues ive had in the past with them and rma's
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post #10 of 37
Dfi 100%. It's simply a better board imo.
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