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post #11 of 41
gaming means core 2 performance and benchmarking means quad just my opinion
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Yeah from what I've seen the 9300 wins in 3DMark06 but the E7200 wins in gaming
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X38/E7200 will OC easier/higher for less.

My best Gigabyte P35-DS3R/E7200 OC so far is 4.5Gig.
  
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post #14 of 41
if you are not going cf pick cheap mobo like GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3L or MSI P45 Neo3-FR or even Asus P5Q
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So P45?
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post #16 of 41
no, get an X38. even an 8x PCIe2.0 lane will bottleneck the 4-series.

Someone posted benches just the other day, lemme find it... the 2 4870s on the P45 were roughly 10% slower than the ones on the X48

Edit: here
http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...hend-gpus.html
Edited by HugeDink - 6/29/08 at 10:32pm
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Well doesnt x38 offer x16/16 and i would only go CF if i got a 24' monitor

Quote:
PCI Express 2.0 x16 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (PCIE 1 and PCIE 3)
- 2-way CrossFire at x16/x16 bandwidth
Thats from the DFI X38 DK specs
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post #18 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by coltsrock View Post
Well doesnt x38 offer x16/16 and i would only go CF if i got a 24' monitor
yes, x38 and x48 both have full 16x+16x PCIe2.0 lanes.


I HIGHLY recommend this board, my friend has it, and OCed his q6600 to 3.6 no problem, and his first 4870 is in the mail

DFI Lanparty X38
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136045


Edit: lol you beat me to it
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Yeah Im reading a review right now on the DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R
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post #20 of 41
X38/E7200 its what are you looking for but x38 little expinsive
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