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Asus P5E X38, P5Q P45 Deluxe or DFI LP LT-X38

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Looking for a good board to cf 4870's on for my sig rig, note using DDR2, what would you recommend and why, if you wouldn't mind

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Looking for a good board to cf 4870's on for my sig rig, note using DDR2, what would you recommend and why, If you wouldn't mind, vote in the poll also!

Thanks in advance
GPA_Voltaire
P5Q P45 Pro
new, affordable, fast, energy-saving
but then again I dont know much about the other two boards
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Considering you'll be gaming at 1920x1200, I wouldn't recommend the P45 for CrossFire. You'll want one of the X38 boards.
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gigabyte X48-DS4 is the best choice for you
    
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This DFI DK x38 I just got is pretty decent. Haven't got to OC'ing it yet cause I need to reseat but all in all it's a good board. Too many bios options for me but there are plenty of threads on these boards to show you the way.

One thing to keep in mind is that the DK series boards use CPU special add for CPU voltage which is not direct control like you get in the LT and UT series boards.
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post #8 of 11
DFI Dk X38 definitely, I really can't stand Gigabyte motherboards and ASUS' quality has been the pits lately.
post #9 of 11
P5E no doubt. I have used alot of motherboards and the P5E is by far the best.
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Gigabyte X38 seems to overclock sightly better than ASUS x38, but P5E is a good all around board.
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