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Just to be clear, I am the thread author.

I don't mind you, Ghost, getting info for what you need in the thread, in fact I'm glad that people other than me are learning things, but in the case that people were confused over who the thread author is, it's me...

ON TOPIC: In comparison to my ASUS P5E, what will the BIOS be like on the DFI, and will it overclock better?
wow my bad, i didnt even realize how bad it went out of your question and what not. but in another words it can be helpful to you has well. since we are in the same boat with same boards. but sorry.
    
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It's probably more the features. The LT has Firewire (IEEE 1394), a second LAN port and a second RAID controller as the most relevant extra features.

I don't believe there will be much difference in quality/BIOS functionality. The extra features alone explain the price difference.

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wow my bad, i didnt even realize how bad it went out of your question and what not. but in another words it can be helpful to you has well. since we are in the same boat with same boards. but sorry.
Not exactly the same boards... you have a DQ6, and thus are in a more expensive market bracket (~$300), while in his case we're looking at more, well, budget X48 boards. Of course, it's mostly features that differ.
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so will an LT overclock significantly better than a DK (I'm sorry Chozart, am I beating a dead horse with this question?)?

Also, I read this thread from rx7racer, in which he encountered a little trouble with his LT X48-T2R

Does anybody have any suggestions for memory on that LT board, seeing as it's my second choice probably.

But ultimately, is the LT board better (more stable, higher OC cap, better quality; once again, beating a dead horse...sorry)?
    
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I'm in completely the same boat here, trying to decide between the x48-ds4 and the dk x48-t2rs. But one other thing to keep in mind is your CPU cooler. I've been looking all over the place and the DFI boards seem to have pretty big NB coolers so it might get in the way of your CPU cooler of choice.
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Will this Corsair memory most likely work on the DFI LT X48?

Also, here's a link to what overclocking memory DFI recommends...thoughts?

Oh, and I forgot to mention that the memory kit I'll be using will be a 2x2gb kit, nothing else, and DDR2-800 (I may have mentioned that already).
    
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I'm in completely the same boat here, trying to decide between the x48-ds4 and the dk x48-t2rs. But one other thing to keep in mind is your CPU cooler. I've been looking all over the place and the DFI boards seem to have pretty big NB coolers so it might get in the way of your CPU cooler of choice.
Well, I'm hoping that a xigmatek HDT-S1283 will fit...but that's a very good point that you've made, thank you...

Also, I realize that on the LT X48, you have to put the northbridge cooler on yourself, which I'm hoping isn't too daunting of a task.

Also, I hope that it allows for the aforementioned xigmatek...

EDIT: Sorry for the double post.
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Will this Corsair memory most likely work on the DFI LT X48?

Also, here's a link to what overclocking memory DFI recommends...thoughts?

Oh, and I forgot to mention that the memory kit I'll be using will be a 2x2gb kit, nothing else, and DDR2-800 (I may have mentioned that already).
It'll work

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Well, I'm hoping that a xigmatek HDT-S1283 will fit...but that's a very good point that you've made, thank you...

Also, I realize that on the LT X48, you have to put the northbridge cooler on yourself, which I'm hoping isn't too daunting of a task.

Also, I hope that it allows for the aforementioned xigmatek...

EDIT: Sorry for the double post.
The Xig will fit, and the NB cooler is a simple install, pushpins.
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Yeah the NB heatsink on the x48 will cause problems for an S1283.
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Will this Corsair memory most likely work on the DFI LT X48?

Also, here's a link to what overclocking memory DFI recommends...thoughts?

Oh, and I forgot to mention that the memory kit I'll be using will be a 2x2gb kit, nothing else, and DDR2-800 (I may have mentioned that already).
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Well, I'm hoping that a xigmatek HDT-S1283 will fit...but that's a very good point that you've made, thank you...

Also, I realize that on the LT X48, you have to put the northbridge cooler on yourself, which I'm hoping isn't too daunting of a task.

Also, I hope that it allows for the aforementioned xigmatek...

EDIT: Sorry for the double post.
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Yeah the NB heatsink on the x48 will cause problems for an S1283.
I don't think so, the Xig is taller and not as wide as my TRUE, it fits.
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The Xig will fit
I assume that, having a TRUE that fits, you know the xigmatek will fit?

@ TheCh3F: Why do you say the xigmatek won't fit?

EDIT: clarified, thanks...
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