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This one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136042
(the green one) has a dedicated sound card instead of onboard sound. It also has a much better NB heatsink that you have to install. It also has 3-PCIe X16 slots. If you look at the pictures it is easier to tell the difference.
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I'm using the DFI DK X38, and I have no complaints whatsoever...DFI's BIOS has more options for OC'ing than you can shake a stick at, plus great colors
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post #23 of 37
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I am interested on RAID-0 though, is JMICRON's increase noticible than traditional raid?
The Intel chip, ICH9R, is a good controller for a simple 2 HD setup. I'm not sure about the Micron, but the ICH9R should be enough.

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Can someone answer please?

Edit: is Artic 5 much noticible performance than stock thermal paste that x38 comes with?
Probably, yes. Just grab the 7$ tube of AS5. You'll want it for your CPU heatsink as the ones that come with heatsinks aren't very good. Other good ones are OCZ Freeze and Arctic Cooling MX-2 or something like that, not the Tuniq one though.
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post #24 of 37
just get the DK x38 and be happy
    
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i'll say AVOID the dfi boards at all costs they just plain SUCK ive got this one sitting on my floor as we speak http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136042
    
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Asus P5E is excellent. Its basically a stripped down Asus Formula Maximus (in fact if you take the P5E sticker off, thats what is silk screened on the board).

Easily do over 500 FSB
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post #27 of 37
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Asus P5E is excellent. Its basically a stripped down Asus Formula Maximus (in fact if you take the P5E sticker off, thats what is silk screened on the board).

Easily do over 500 FSB
i have a P5E3 and its a pretty hot board, not the best ive ever had but very good and very stable
    
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i'll say AVOID the dfi boards at all costs they just plain SUCK ive got this one sitting on my floor as we speak http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136042

I've never had a problem with DFI, made several builds with them. Everybody makes bad boards once in a while, QQ...
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I've never had a problem with DFI, made several builds with them. Everybody makes bad boards once in a while, QQ...
ive used several of the X38 boards and many of the P35's and i just dont get what the hype is about at all. people always say how high they oc but i never see any proof the people always saying how awesome they oc are always at like 3.6 or some BS. just nothing special
    
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Maximus extreme.
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