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Gigabyte or Asus x38 board???

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So Im ready to steup and buy a new X38 board to replace my trusty P5W DH. Im looking at the Asus P5E and the Gigabyte GA-EX38-DS4. I was looking at the Asus Maximus Formula but does not seem worth the extra money right now.

So which one would you sugest? I do like the layout of the Asus and the Gigabyte also. I would have never considered the Gigabyte except for the fact the my parents new build has a GA-P35-DS3 in it and it was very user friendly.
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I vote the P5E. I just built my rig with one. And I was supprised how damn good it is. I really really like this board.
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post #3 of 8
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I vote the P5E. I just built my rig with one. And I was supprised how damn good it is. I really really like this board.
I agree, the P5e is a darn good motherboard, just gotta be careful with some heatsinks because lower heatsinks catch on the heatskinks around the cpu area, your true should be ok though
    
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post #4 of 8
I would go with Gigabyte or DFI.
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post #5 of 8
$179 for a Maximus Formula is most certainly worth it.

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Or just get a P5E open box for $129.
    
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$179 for a Maximus Formula is most certainly worth it.

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Or just get a P5E open box for $129.
That's good price. Between P5E and DS4, I would go for P5E. Open box DS4 is $129 at egg.
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Tank you for all the info. Its gunna be a hard to decide.
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Tank you for all the info. Its gunna be a hard to decide.
The other thing to think about is ease of use. If you have and Asus board already, the new Asus board's BIOS will be easier for you. Gigabyte has more complicated BIOS, and DFI's are even more so.
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