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post #11 of 19
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Do you think my Tuniq Tower 120 will interfere with the Nbridge cooler?
post #12 of 19
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Would this cooler work?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835116018
post #13 of 19
If your talking about the DFI DK x38 board it comes with a pretty good NB cooler.
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post #14 of 19
I have a X38-DS4 and the only complaint I have is going into sleep mode in Vista X64.

When I go into sleep mode and try to resume, it keeps restarting the computer continuously. I think some refer to this as the "Gigabyte restart curse."

However I never go into sleep mode. I do not know how the EX38-DS4 performs compared to the X38-DS4, but it is probably similar.

The BIOS is a little tricky, but after a while you get used to it.


I don't regret buying my X38-DS4, but I guess my vote will be the DFI. It looks cooler and it's
cheaper.

EDIT: Also the EX38-DS4 had dual lan if you are interested.
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post #15 of 19
the x38 already has a nb cooler but i suggest putting a 40mm fan on it. i wouldn't recommend that nb cooler you linked.
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post #16 of 19
I got that board and it freaking rocks ass man. I can get my quad up to 450fsb with my xeon 3210. but i had it cranked at 1.4v tho
 
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post #17 of 19
I just had to make the same decision, gone with gigabyte for my last 5 boards, my God this DFI rocks, same quality as the Gigabyte boards but more control in the bios!
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post #18 of 19
I haven't used a DFI mobo for a few years, currently have the Gigabyte X38 DS5 which is a decent enough board with quite a confusing bios, but it has managed to stay stable at 3.6GHz with 400 FSB, FSB has been as high as 470 with 8 multiplier.
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DFI all the way
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