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post #1 of 46
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In a new build I'm working on, which would be a better board: The DFI LanParty Dark X48 T2RS or the Gigabyte GA-X48 DS4

I'm going to be overclocking a 65nm quad, and will be using DDR2-800 memory, but will be basing what kit I use on which board is recommended.

All advice appreciated...
    
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post #2 of 46
DFI is better, but the Gigabyte is more user friendly. I would use the DFI, but it can be a daunting task to OC on a DFI board.
    
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post #3 of 46
DFI! But like Pow3r said, its more difficult.
post #4 of 46
DFI all the way. I own 2 P35 boards and they rock!
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post #5 of 46
Hard choice.. I'd say DFI too.
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post #6 of 46
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Is the specific board I would be using a good board, or do you guys recommend a different one?

Also, can this specific DFI board use DDR3 Memory? I've seen mixed reports regarding this.

Thanks all so far...
    
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post #7 of 46
why DFI over Giga? better overclocking or what? less heat less volts to over clock? whats so better about the board?
    
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post #8 of 46
I'd go with the DFI, nicer BIOS, better quality IMO
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I'm using P35 Lanparty boards.... the LANParty UT P35-T2R and the LANParty DARK P35-T2RS. They both use DDR2.
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post #10 of 46
Can you guys please show my pics of your bios layouts like the entire bios set up.

im thinking about returning my Giga and getting this board. and its cheaper as well. this board. i got my giga for 361$ or so.
    
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