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Anyone have any reviews on this? I read many reviews but not many had the E8400 as a CPU. One had it and it ran great. I really want to know about the bois. They say it has loads of CPU features. I want this board because great reviews, PCIe 2.0, X38 chipset(New). So please give me good reviews.

This is the Motherboard
post #2 of 12
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Just found a great review on this board with OCing the E8500

http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...el_e8500/3.htm
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i like my ds4,o/c's very easily,imo
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Are there a lot of BIOS options?
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I heard it wasn't that great of a board for overclocking, but at stock it was alright.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mai...a-x38-dq6.html

I'd much rather go with the Maximus Formula or the DFI X38 Dark
post #6 of 12
Heh, I have the DQ6 and E8400. I love it. So far its proving a great combination. Board is stable as can be, the BIOS is awesome, and I really like the board layout.

The BIOS is very helpful. It offers easy overclocking through its many options and (don't see it very often) even describes what each option does. All in all a great board. I would suggest it to anyone.

If you are looking for a little bit cheaper board, the DS4 is an outstanding performer with just a few minor differences. The Gigabyte X38 boards are hard to outdo.
    
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It has a backplate-it will be hard (or impossible) to install certain air coolers. Be sure to check compatibility list if you chose to purchase it.
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post #8 of 12
DQ6 is a good board. Used few to build rigs for others with moderate OC. DS4 is a trimmed version of DQ6 with one heatpipe and less ports. Its BIOS is quite simple. Go through 14 options and it is ready to go.
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It has a backplate-it will be hard (or impossible) to install certain air coolers. Be sure to check compatibility list if you chose to purchase it.
If you have read reviews on it, You would see that you have to remove it for coolers that have an X plate to place on the back.
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If you have read reviews on it, You would see that you have to remove it for coolers that have an X plate to place on the back.
And what did I say?
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