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Wow, good advice.

So the only diffreence between the 790X and 790FX is the heat pipe? I have lots of airflow.
The boards with FX chips are usually built with higher quality components too, so if you plan to run a super clocked Phenom you will need to make sure the board can handle it; I've seen a lot of reviews for 790X and 770 based boards about it just "blowing up" when used with high end Phenoms.
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That brings me back to the DFI . . .

I may have a winner.

Any Cons to DFI as a brand?

I'm not gonna run it at max clock, just enough to get memory and FSB up without raising idle temps more than 50C, based on my testing on my cureent board, that shouldnt be a problem with a stable board.
Edited by OpticWaves - 5/28/08 at 10:05am
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If that particular board is anything like the old NF4 boards, then I highly recommend it. A lot, and I mean a lot, of overclocking options. Their boards are usually very sturdy and of high quality. The DK is not their high end series (UT), but it's not their budget series either (Infinity).
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Hmm, about $100 difference between the UT and DK . .

What is the difference between the 2?

Is there a real difference in performance and or durability?
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According to the reviews at Xtreme Systems, they are pretty much the same. The BIOS for the two are almost identical and apparently so is the overclocking potential. Differences, aside from the chipset cooling setup, is...

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The 790FX-M2R has 7 Phase Digital PWM vs the 790FX-M2RS which has 4 Phase Analog PWM so the 790FX-M2R will handle the Quad Core Chips better when overclocking due to the 7 Phase Digital PWN
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...ght=790FX-M2RS
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I just pulled the trigger on the DFI. I read a good review from someone running a Zalman 9700 on it and everyone using the same chip as me using the board says it flys. Now the waiting game. . .

I want to thank everyone for helping me. I'm a noob, but I learn fast and this rig and you all have taught me alot.

I look forward to joining the Folding@Home team when I get it running. As a survivor of Hodgekins Disease, I am really excited to have an opportunity to make a real difference.
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