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X38, X48, or P35

post #1 of 18
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I was considering going with

DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

but then I saw

DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136045

this is my intended rig

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Antec 900 Case
Antec NeoPower 650 ATX12V
G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
BFG Tech BFGE88512GTSE GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler

i am still debating on whether to get an SLI-capable board too, there are just so many good choices..

how do you guys think this build will do with a

DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R LGA 775 Intel X38

will i be completely set for 2+years? or will i have to upgrade my motherboard?
post #2 of 18
P35 will yeild a little higher clocks x38 is a good choice if you plan on going crossfire in the future.
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
is ATI creeping up on the Nvidia chipsets, seems like everyone is leaning towards nvidia at the moment
post #4 of 18
Those aren't ati chipsets those are intel chipsets. However, if you're asking about GPUs. ATi/AMD is going to be releasing their new cards very soon. I have a lot of confidence that they will make a comeback. Nvidias next gen cards (not just crappy G92 remakes) aren't rumored for release until later this year.

Since you already have a GTS though, I say go with the P35.
post #5 of 18
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is ATI creeping up on the Nvidia chipsets, seems like everyone is leaning towards nvidia at the moment
People lean toward NVidia chipsets because only they offer SLI. I don't think you will ever see CrossFire on an NVidia chipset though. ATI finally has a game plan, the HD2x00 series was the prototype, the HD3xx0 series was the beta, and the HD4xx0 series will unleash all hell.
post #6 of 18
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i dont already own a GTS, im ordering for mentioned components tonight. and by chipsets i meant GPU chipsets. is ATI even a contender atm to nvidia, what card should i get to match the 8800 GTS G92 if i went with the DFI x38
post #7 of 18
No single gpu card can match the performance of a GTS G92 right now. But for ~150 more you can get a 3870x2 and still stay with the P35 chipset.
post #8 of 18
i know that the asus P5E is an X38 that is compatible with both ddr2 and ddr3, so you've got that futureproofed, as well as compatibility with 45nm CPUs, and Crossfire.
    
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post #9 of 18
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is the p5e a highly overclockable board that most people dont have problems with?
post #10 of 18
I personally have found the X38 chipset to yield great overclocks. I was running a 515FSB with 1.43v to the NB running an E6600. The X48 is just a higher binned X38 which should run a higher FSB OC. The P35 is probably the best bang for your buch chipset, unless you are considering spending close to $200 on one, in which case I would recommend an X38. But if money is no object, and you want shear performance, the X48 is proving to be a great chipset.
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