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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131317

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128336

Official reviews for either of the above listed are apprectiated

I think i'm going to crossfire in the future, definently going to overclock.

If anyone can make a pros and cons list with a conclusion on what board you think I should get.
I've looked up EPU and DES, and the DES feature in gigabyte is in fact superior to Asus EPU technology.
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Asus Rampage Formula X48
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Yep
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136046
but mem standard is lower, IDK if this makes much difference.
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The DS4 is a trimmed version of DQ6. It is a crazy OCer.
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Originally Posted by Rev1 View Post
To exspensive, was hoping to spend $150 for a p45, but read about crossfire performance, so a cheap x48 option is the way for me.

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Originally Posted by linskingdom View Post
The DS4 is a trimmed version of DQ6. It is a crazy OCer.
Thank you for the input, and im repping for he is the only one (so far) that has either shown me a motherboard I would be interested in, or for leaving feedback on the boards I have provided
Edited by kaivorth - 6/25/08 at 8:10am
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Wish I could help for something in the $150 range. I paid $300 for my special edition maximus formula (x38) and just flashed it to rampage formula (x48) last night and BAM, 500+FSB like nothing.
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The DS4 is a trimmed version of DQ6. It is a crazy OCer.
+1 The DS4's are really nice boards
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NIB:

Gigabyte X48-DS4 for $225 + S/H

Open box(I have yet to receive a bad open box product from the egg):

Dfi DK X48-T2RS for $160 + S/H

Dfi LT X48-T2R for $191 + S/H


Gigabyte X48-DQ6 for $200 + S/H

If you don't mind open box, I'd suggest whichever falls within your alloted budget... If you prefer an unopened retail motherboard then the DS4 gets my vote.
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I vote for the DFI DK X48 t2rs
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NIB:

Gigabyte X48-DS4 for $225 + S/H

Open box(I have yet to receive a bad open box product from the egg):

Dfi DK X48-T2RS for $160 + S/H

Dfi LT X48-T2R for $191 + S/H


Gigabyte X48-DQ6 for $200 + S/H

If you don't mind open box, I'd suggest whichever falls within your alloted budget... If you prefer an unopened retail motherboard then the DS4 gets my vote.
Sorry for being off topic but how do open box items at newegg work? The screen shot says they only get the mobo itself. If you bought a DFI board with the funny put it on yourself NB heatsink do you still get it? If the customer returned the board with everything and all the accessories, wouldn't it be shipped with the things it came back with?
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