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Poll Results: Which MOBO?

Poll expired: Apr 23, 2008  
  • 30% (7)
    GIGABYTE GA-EP35C-DS3R
  • 69% (16)
    DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS
23 Total Votes  
post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
Which motherboard should I get? Don't really care about SLi, want to stick with nVidia, so no crossfire. Will have E8400 or 8500, with Tuniq Tower, want to overclock fairly heavily. Any suggestions?

Gigabyte GA-EP35C-DS3R

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128082

DFI DK P35-T2RS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136043
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post #2 of 24
I have had no issues with my DS3R, but I would say go with the DFI. Has a better layout than the Gigabyte, and has a reputation for being a beast of an OC'er.
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post #3 of 24
i have the DFI dk p35-t2rs and the tuniq tower. the tuniq tower is tough to get on and a little bit fustrating. im currently in the process of RMAing the mobo because something is wrong with the PCI express x16 slot. not getting any video input to my monitors.

but im sure the mobo is great once it works
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post #4 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by gman0401 View Post
i have the DFI dk p35-t2rs and the tuniq tower. the tuniq tower is tough to get on and a little bit fustrating. im currently in the process of RMAing the mobo because something is wrong with the PCI express x16 slot. not getting any video input to my monitors.

but im sure the mobo is great once it works
how has dfi been with the rma?
    
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post #5 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by gman0401 View Post
i have the DFI dk p35-t2rs and the tuniq tower. the tuniq tower is tough to get on and a little bit fustrating. im currently in the process of RMAing the mobo because something is wrong with the PCI express x16 slot. not getting any video input to my monitors.

but im sure the mobo is great once it works
WOW. Same EXACT thing happend to me. It also took my 3870 with it. I though I was the only person with that issue.
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post #6 of 24
i hear so much about DFI being so amazing so i gave them a try and grabbed a DFI X38 and i couldnt have been more disappointed and now they are trying to f me on the RMA by not returning calls or emails for weeks now
    
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Force GT(os) M4 64gb(games) f3 1tb(other) Samsung Windows 7 64bit Samsung BX2450 
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post #7 of 24
i just went to the newegg site today to organize the RMA. it was approved and my dad will be shipping it at work tomorrow. i hope it will work. if you message me about the process ill keep you updated. i might forget about this thread.
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post #8 of 24
I'm happy with my Asus board. I wont get another DFI board. They are nice in some ways. But somtimes more of a hassle then they are worth.
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post #9 of 24
WAY more of a hassle then they are worth
    
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nope! 
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i7 2600k 5000mhz(so far) ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME msi 6970 and 2 6950's Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2133mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Force GT(os) M4 64gb(games) f3 1tb(other) Samsung Windows 7 64bit Samsung BX2450 
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Black widow XFX ProSeries 1050W PSU 80+Gold  Corsair 700D Deathadder 
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post #10 of 24
I've had absolutely NO issues with mine at all. I can easily OC my E2180 to 3.6, although it would require me to go to a LC setup as it takes 1.43V to reach that. I run stock voltages within personal, tolerable temperatures (32ºC idle, 52ºC 100% Load) and it's completely stable. I love the Bios options and the layout of the board as well. It looks fantastic w/black interior of case as well.

My thread on my build shows the transformation to this wonderfully attractive mobo.
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