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I'm getting a new motherboard soon and I really want a DFI. I don't think I will be running crossfire. In that case is the DK a better choice? Should I keep the ASUS maximus in mind? Seems a little too pricey to me. Also which chipset x38/48 or p35/45? Thanks.
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post #2 of 17
if you're absolutely sure your not going to crossfire, and if you dont have a quad theres no point in investing in an x38/48. buy a cheap p45 from asus or whoever. or wait a little for DFI to come out with their p45.
    
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DFI has their LP DK P45, looks pretty nice , http://www.motherboardpro.com/DFI-LA...2RS-p-665.html
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Dude, if you're not going to CF, there's no reason to get an X38/48. Those things are designed with that in mind. I prefer the DK over the LT, those things seem more geared towards RAID and things like that with all their extra sockets. Plus it's cheaper (+1).
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post #5 of 17
LT has some extra sata ports and more bios options. Overall, go with what's in your budget.
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post #6 of 17
i was in the exact same boat as you and the LP LT just seemed hyped up a little more than the DK

i got a LP DK P35-T2RS for under 90 open box on newegg
i saw no need to get the x38 i intend to go nvidia anyways

P.S. STAY THE **** AWAY FROM ASUS THEY SUCK SO MUCH ASS IT MAKES ME SICK (IMO) HIGH FAILURE RATE OVER PRICED AND CRAPPY BIOS DFI ALL THE WAY
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post #7 of 17
Agreed, but with a lot less enthusiasm.
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Odd, I've had nothing but good experiences with ASUS, especially their RMA division. I made my board explode on accident and they replaced it.

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post #9 of 17
I hear mixed results a lot. My friend swears by them (although I probably shouldn't place too much emphasis on him, since he doesn't even know what model it is), people here like them, and every now and then you get people who don't. It goes with every company. I personally like DFI for the face value factor, they're branded as enthusiast boards and are nothing short of their reputation. I usually travel on the less beaten path, and DFI is a minority compared to ASUS.
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post #10 of 17
sorry about the rant

oh if you need help deciding check out the LP P35-T2RS thread
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...rs-thread.html
522fsb on a quad holy hell

oh and the dfi p35 t2rs is optimized for OC quads so its future proof and comes out of the box with 45 NM support
Edited by Elev8rSh0es - 6/28/08 at 8:48pm
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