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I have finally decided whcih way to go. I have decided to get the E8400 CPU. Now I need to choose which Motherboard to get and it must have 6 Sata slots. great underneath protection under the board. must must be able to OC, easily for this noobie, the CPU to 4.0Ghz or more while keeping the cool. and when building be easy to put things together upon it. Any suggestions. I have between 180 to 200 to spend for it.
Edited by OT Casper - 6/2/08 at 6:58pm
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i would suggest the 780i if you can overlook the northbridge running hot. Or if not id recommand this Gigabyte board
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DFI DK-P35-T2RS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136043

It has 6 SATA slots, and I have been stable up to 4.2GHz on it, and my VID isn't the best.
    
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agree DFI DK P35 or the DFI DK X38 if you want crossfire
    
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post #5 of 20
Or Gigabyte X38-DS4.
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Originally Posted by A Russian :D View Post
agree DFI DK P35 or the DFI DK X38 if you want crossfire
I say DFI as well. However, I wouldn't recommend the DK series for the overclock you want. the DK's have a 4 phase PWM whereas the LT and UT boards have 8 phase PWM, which could mean better stability the harder you push it. Also, the LT and UT versions have JMicron RAID controllers separate from the southbridge.
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I say DFI as well. However, I wouldn't recommend the DK series for the overclock you want. the DK's have a 4 phase PWM whereas the LT and UT boards have 8 phase PWM, which could mean better stability the harder you push it. Also, the LT and UT versions have JMicron RAID controllers separate from the southbridge.
True, the LTs and UTs are better, but they are also considerably more expensive. It's just the difference of $75 or so for the difference or 300-500 MHz. It's where your priorities are. Also, I think that the higher end DFI boards have more SATA slots, but I'm not positive.
    
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http://www.quantum-force.net/Products/P000000003/

If your wanting to overclock and keep stuff cool.You want this board Destroyer for SLI the Black Ops for Crossfire.
Destroyer 790I SLI



Black Op's X48 Crossfire

Edited by Deadguy - 6/2/08 at 5:58pm
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post #9 of 20
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I have edit main message at top.
I can spend around 180 to 200 on the board and and it must be easy to overclock with for a noobie like me to understand. I have used only asus in the past.
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Well then, if you want easy to understand, it isn't DFI. Easy to understand, you want the Gigabyte board that Linskingdon suggested. DFIs are great, but they sometimes have too many options for their own good, and can be daunting to newcomers.
    
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