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We are talking a tasty DFI DK X48-T2RS, right? Not the LP LT X48-T2R, correct?
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i'm pretty sure they all have the same basic layout. some people were joking about the x48 boards saying "peel up that x-48 sticker and see if there's an x38 sticker under it!" My experience was with the DK-x38-t2r.
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Ok, besides the dual PCI-E 2.0 x16 slots what other benefits are there to X38/X48 boards? If they are minimal then maybe it is better to just dumb it down and go P35 and plan on only single GPU's. Crossfire is ATI, right? So if I want to utilize the dual slots I need to commit to ATI GPU's...hmmm.
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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.
Errm. My chipset heatskin makes perfectly good contact even though the Tuniq Fan bit touches it.

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We are talking a tasty DFI DK X48-T2RS, right? Not the LP LT X48-T2R, correct?
Either. I have the LT because it has a few extra features. One I think is that the PWM is better.

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Ok, besides the dual PCI-E 2.0 x16 slots what other benefits are there to X38/X48 boards? If they are minimal then maybe it is better to just dumb it down and go P35 and plan on only single GPU's. Crossfire is ATI, right? So if I want to utilize the dual slots I need to commit to ATI GPU's...hmmm.
Crossfire is ATI. I go for p35 if you don't care about pci-e 2.0 etc.
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Errm. My chipset heatskin makes perfectly good contact even though the Tuniq Fan bit touches it.
Mine really torqued it down to the point where it was only covering 25-30% of the chipset. I was under the impression that it was making contact just fine... ...until I pulled the chipset heatsink up and only saw 25-30% of the thermal paste on the chipset had even been touched by the chipset heatsink. I would re-check that if I were you just to be safe. I don't want to see you fry your board.

edit: it's probably why I had to RMA my board come to think of it...
post #26 of 41
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Well, the egg has an open box Asus Maximus Formula for $171. Of course the risk is that it doesn't come with the audio riser (which I don't really want but oh well, it is a deal) but the egg seems to have a good record with open item mobos shipping with most if not all of the box contents.

I have to once again sleep on this. Asus or DFI higher end boards or an Abit...decisions, decisions.
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if you plan on getting a Crossfire setup, then X38 for sure as it allows dual 16x pci-e lanes. plus X38 supports PCI-E 2.0

im having success with my board, although the BIOS is not the easiest to work out. it doesnt actually give you your voltage readings...just the option to up them in .025v or .05v increments.

the ASUS P5E X38 is a really good board. pricey, but good. i'd recommend my board to you aswell thats for sure.

i say X38, hands down. offers future-proofing too, for a while. X48, im pretty sure, is DDR3 only.
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Mine really torqued it down to the point where it was only covering 25-30% of the chipset. I was under the impression that it was making contact just fine... ...until I pulled the chipset heatsink up and only saw 25-30% of the thermal paste on the chipset had even been touched by the chipset heatsink. I would re-check that if I were you just to be safe. I don't want to see you fry your board.

edit: it's probably why I had to RMA my board come to think of it...
Hmm. I will have a look later. Thanks

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if you plan on getting a Crossfire setup, then X38 for sure as it allows dual 16x pci-e lanes. plus X38 supports PCI-E 2.0

im having success with my board, although the BIOS is not the easiest to work out. it doesnt actually give you your voltage readings...just the option to up them in .025v or .05v increments.

the ASUS P5E X38 is a really good board. pricey, but good. i'd recommend my board to you aswell thats for sure.

i say X38, hands down. offers future-proofing too, for a while. X48, im pretty sure, is DDR3 only.
Definately not DDR3 only... Otherwise I would have a few issues
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yeah just let me know if mine was an isolated incident please. I'm ordering the LT x48 sometime next week and I want to know if I'll have to mod the chipset hs.
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Well, the egg has an open box Asus Maximus Formula for $171. Of course the risk is that it doesn't come with the audio riser (which I don't really want but oh well, it is a deal) but the egg seems to have a good record with open item mobos shipping with most if not all of the box contents.

I have to once again sleep on this. Asus or DFI higher end boards or an Abit...decisions, decisions.
Tell you what, if you want you can have mine. i've got a discrete sound card anyway. At that price, i think you really should jump on the maximus formula.
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