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hehe nice one Grunion
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Originally Posted by tr8rjohnk View Post
Lol, Linskingdon, this is Cog we're talking about. I don't think I ever really remember her going "basic".

If she is going top-of-the-shelf, she'll be happy with either the DFI or the Maximus (if she has the patience for the o/v and droop).
I know. Cog usually wants the high-end. But this DS4 is amazing. It does all as other high-end boards do.
post #23 of 28
DFI LP LT X38 gets my vote, plus the color scheme is sexiness
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I vote the P5E3 Premium. Its gotten high marks for both power managment and bios options. Heres a comprehensive list of reviews http://www.techpowerup.com/reviewdb....h=p5e3+premium . Someone with your experience could probably get more out of it than most.
    
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post #25 of 28
Depending on the RAM you plan on running in it, the two I'd go for would be the Asus Maximus Formula (DDR2), or Asus Maximus Extreme(DDR3). The Extreme version is rated straight off the bat for 1600FSB. Alternatively you could look into the Asus P5E which is also rated for 1600FSB.
post #26 of 28
I've used both a Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 and a maximus formula. Both are amazing boards, can't go wrong.

If you want to get away from the ICH9R RAID controller, the DQ6 has a seperate 2-port one... It's much better than the Intel RAID.
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Originally Posted by linskingdom View Post
I know. Cog usually wants the high-end. But this DS4 is amazing. It does all as other high-end boards do.
Just bustin' chops, lol. The DS4 (from what I understand) is a great board.
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post #28 of 28
dfi lt-x38 would also get my vote..
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