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post #11 of 41
Right now, the intel chipsets are superior to the nvidia chipsets when it comes to memory access, and usually overclock better than nvidia chipsets. Don't get me wrong, the nvidia chipsets aren't bad though, and I would keep my eyes open to both.
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post #13 of 41
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Originally Posted by Bindusar View Post
Not to keep dragging this out and making it harder for me but are the Nvidia based boards "better" than the Intel boards? Should I be looking there too?
Intel chipsets are generally better than Nvidia chipsets. the only real advantage 780i has over X38 is SLi. So if you plan on SLi'ing in the future, go ahead and get an Nvidia board. If you don't, you're better off with an intel chipset.
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I would go with the X38 (having owned both chipsets myself.) Another option would be the Maximus FOrmula and flash it to the Rampage Formula. The MCH options available in the Rampage BIOS have never been seen before......check out this Anandtech article.
I owned the P5K Deluxe before this board (ditched it due to better Crossfire performance with the X38), and it is an excellent board as well. IIRC I ran 450x8 on it.....that was before my water setup, so I didn't quite have 3.8 on the quad. I run 475x8 right now, and I've seen people running crazy OCs with E8400s at XtremeSystems....here is a thread. 4,741 posts and 317,695 views
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post #15 of 41
well you can crossfire many of the P35 boards and most if not all X38 boards right? there are a lot more of those than the nvidia chipsets
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post #16 of 41
HA! I found the link that you may be able to get some good info from about x48 and DFI. ClickyClicky!
post #17 of 41
just get the X48 and be done with it. $225 isnt that much more than $200.
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post #18 of 41
I'd take a look at the Asus P5E X38 Motherboard. The 605 bios is pretty darn good and ericeod can pretty much tell you all the settings like he did for me, to go by before you start to overclock. I'm stable at 4ghz and 1.3Vcore.
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post #19 of 41
I think that DFI X48 board would be your best bet......that thing looks tasty! Especially for the price.
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post #20 of 41
It's the one I'm getting, and it has all the bells and whistles that the UT version has, minus the passive heatsink that protrudes out of the back of the I/O panel. One warning though, if you do choose this board, or any x38/x48 DFI board and you have a Tuniq Tower 120, the cpu hs will mash down on the chipset heatsink and make it not contact the chipset correctly. you will have to mod the chipset heatsink to make it fit.
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