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Would the DFI agree with my specs in my sig?
not really it didnt with mine. i was able to push my chip farther on every single board ive ever owned than i could on my DFI. do you have a price limit?
    
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If you're new to overclocking, working with a DFI BIOS will just confuse you. I would stick to the Abit and later once you have some experience to go with the DFI.
Nahh this is nonsense if you ask me. I bought my DFI a relative nowcomer, and i got to 3.0Ghz like it was nothing. After a bit more research i was at 3.4 easy.

Once you familiarise yourself with the BIOS (which wont take long) and find the Sub-Menus you need, you'll be fine!

Added to that, the massive dedicated thread on this here forum,and the many owners on here.. I say go for the DFi.. It's also got a great layout, and a nice colour scheme, and clocks so so easily!
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Nahh this is nonsense if you ask me. I bought my DFI a relative nowcomer, and i got to 3.0Ghz like it was nothing. After a bit more research i was at 3.4 easy.

Once you familiarise yourself with the BIOS (which wont take long) and find the Sub-Menus you need, you'll be fine!

Added to that, the massive dedicated thread on this here forum,and the many owners on here.. I say go for the DFi.. It's also got a great layout, and a nice colour scheme, and clocks so so easily!
3ghz is something that can achieved easily on just about any mobo so thats not anything impressive..
    
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Yeah i know that.. But i was just pointing out the ease.. Within hours of me starting overclocking my CPU, i was at 3.0Ghz...
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Yeah i know that.. But i was just pointing out the ease.. Within hours of me starting overclocking my CPU, i was at 3.0Ghz...
i feel for you it should have been a few strokes of the keyboard and 3ghz here you come
    
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not everyone is as reckless as you are when they start.....
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post #17 of 28
The DFI is a great board, Go for it Here is a thread for this board here on OCN http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...rs-thread.html check it out
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post #18 of 28
i would definitely go with the DFI. as you slowly learn, you can start tweaking different settings without having to buy a different mb down the line.

it is a great learning mb because you have all the tools you need and the quad plays very well with this mb as you can see from my sig.
    
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post #19 of 28
i wanna see all the people pulling 4ghz+ on quads or 525fsb on dual cores with these dfi boards because i have yet to see one. seems to me people get them get 3.6 on their quad and think that the board is somehow amazing for doing that. i have no yet seen one person with a dfi board and crazy clocks so someone prove me wrong.
    
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post #20 of 28
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My price limit is as low as I can get! I still want a quality motherboard with solid caps and maximum stability. eSATA and firewire would be nice, but, alas the DFI doesn't have either. I was actually pretty comfy with the Abit price, but I need to get it down lower if at all possible. I liked the fan control on the Abit, but if I could save some dough, I could buy a fan controller.
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