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post #1 of 20
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I was planning on buying a DFI LP UT P35 T2R board, then someone on here was selling an ASUS striker extreme. I couldn't resist, from the things I heard from the ASUS Striker extreme.

So which board would be better in general for most everything? And did I make a mistake


ASUS Striker Extreme
-or-
DFI LP UT P35 T2R

Thanks!!
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post #2 of 20
From what ive heard the striker extreme is supposed to be a REALLY nice board. So i dont think you made a mistake I think you did nice. Now if you paid over 400$ for it then yea but if not then your GTG. Good luck OC'ing
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post #3 of 20
Id take DFI any day over the week over ASUS. Reason being I think ASUS is haveing hard times. I rma'd the same motherboard 3 times from them and they were all DOA>
post #4 of 20
The Striker Extreme is a very finicky board. You have to get just the right RAM. Sometimes the right CPU. Once you get it working right though, it is an amazing board.
post #5 of 20
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From what ive heard the striker extreme is supposed to be a REALLY nice board. So i dont think you made a mistake I think you did nice. Now if you paid over 400$ for it then yea but if not then your GTG. Good luck OC'ing
Great! I read it was a really nice board but it has some problems with the chipset...
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post #6 of 20
DOA is one thing thats the companies fault but the boards are still nice when you get a good one...

and if your talking about the chipset and the video artifacts problem like mine supposedly has then idk if its right cuz I have yet to see anything and i run alot of videos
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post #7 of 20
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The Striker Extreme is a very finicky board. You have to get just the right RAM. Sometimes the right CPU. Once you get it working right though, it is an amazing board.
Oh that's no good haha.

If I get something other than 800 RAM, can I manually enter voltages and timings to get the speed?

Like if I get 1066 RAM but in an 800 board, can I make it run at 1066?
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post #8 of 20
you will need to overvolt the ram higher to get the board to run it that high and it may cause problems and heat issues. I would stick with the reccomended speed for the board and OC it a little.
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post #9 of 20
ASUS wildly, and I emphasize the word WILDLY, overcharges for their absolute top of the line boards. DFI, on the other hand, charges more for their low end boards, but makes their high end boards more affordable, and much more tweakable. If you aren't easily frightened by advanced RAM Timing options, ridiculous voltage settings, or a BIOS with over 150 options to mess with, then the DFI will more than likely get you a higher overclock, be a bit cheaper, and you get that warm fuzzy feeling of being yet another DFI owner, not just some schmuck with an ASUS.

And that last part was a joke, to avoid offending anyone.

And as far as the RAM, if you run it at stock timings and stock voltages, there should be no issues running it at its stock speed. If you only end up running at DDR2 800, then you could probably undervolt it a little and/or tighten the timings a bit. For example, my RAM is stock DDR2 1000 5-5-5-15 @ 2.2V. I have it running at DDR2 960 4-4-4-12 @ 2.075V.
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post #10 of 20
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Haha, well I have never had a DFI board, but know they are really nice. I could get a DFI open box for 170 or the ASUS for 165...

So I mean it's a toss up for me right now, having been on an ASUS P5ND2-SLI for a while now.
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