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Originally Posted by Heavy Light 117 View Post
Thats what the vibe i'm getting but I don't think he is going to overclock. Its going to be for work and not so much play.
I would go with the Abit then. No personal experience with that one, but I've heard only good things and as Linskingdom pointed out, 8-pin FTW.
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post #12 of 18
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I would go with the Abit then. No personal experience with that one, but I've heard only good things and as Linskingdom pointed out, 8-pin FTW.
Agreed. In this case, Abit Pro is more appropriate.
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Abit has 8pin and DFI has 6pin?
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post #14 of 18
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Abit has 8pin and DFI has 6pin?
No, DFI and Abit both have eight. It was the Gigabyte board that had a 4-pin.

There (to my knowledge) is no such thing as a 6-pin cpu plug (maybe on some proprietery machines).
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post #15 of 18
If you wanted to get a cheaper board, that performs just as great, you could take a look at the Asus P5K. It took my Quad to 3.6 GHz. And it had a great intuitive bios perfect for overclocking Otherwise, those boards look like they'd do a great job.

It's a great board, and i'd highly recommend it for $130 Asus P5K
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post #16 of 18
Being that they are the same price and he isn't going to overclock, you can go ahead and toss a coin to pick one because they will do the exact same thing for him. But if he IS going to overclock, I do believe the DFI board is a bit more stable. Plus, as someone else mentioned, the extra options in the BIOS will allow him the freedom to learn.
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post #17 of 18
we are not talking about an 8 pin vs 4 pin connector. We are talking about an 8 phase digital PWM vs a 4 phase PWM. The 8 phase is better at regulating the voltage that the CPU receives and can dissipate heat better when overclocking. FYI

edit: btw i have 6 letters for you -> DFI FTW
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post #18 of 18
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we are not talking about an 8 pin vs 4 pin connector. We are talking about an 8 phase digital PWM vs a 4 phase PWM. The 8 phase is better at regulating the voltage that the CPU receives and can dissipate heat better when overclocking. FYI

edit: btw i have 6 letters for you -> DFI FTW
Looks like DFI is the one.
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