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I've chosen three boards, but I want to know which is best. I will be going crossfire in ~two months, so I will want a X38/48 chipset. My budget is $215 MAX, and no Gigabyte boards. Those things are beyond ugly. I've chosen a few

DFI LANPARTY UT X48-T2R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813136049R

ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131227R

DFI LP LT X38-T2R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813136042R

Thanks for your help guys!
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Do you even need crossfire? Seems like you don't and on a budget you could save some money by getting a P35 board. (P5K Deluxe perhaps).
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Do you even need crossfire? Seems like you don't and on a budget you could save some money by getting a P35 board. (P5K Deluxe perhaps).
Why do you say I don't need it? And I had a P5K Deluxe before, good motherboard, but I want crossfire and the X38/48 is the king of that.
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post #4 of 16
For your budget, I'd go DFI http://www.motherboardpro.com/DFI-LA...ail-p-531.html

But if you can get that DFI LP UT X48 I'd grab that for $210.

sorry didn't see they were open box earlier so I assumed higher prices on them.
Edited by rx7racer - 7/6/08 at 2:33pm
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My last experience with a DFI DK board put me off a little bit. Plus I'd buy it off newegg since thats where I'm getting everything else for my rig update
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post #6 of 16
The boards in your list have similar OC as others x38/x48 boards do except better cooling components and power management featrues. I would go for the cheaper one - DFI LP LT X38-T2R. With that said, since you already had a $215 budget, get the DFI LANPARTY UT X48-T2R.
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The boards in your list have similar OC as others x38/x48 boards do except better cooling components and power management featrues. I would go for the cheaper one - DFI LP LT X38-T2R. With that said, since you already had a $215 budget, get the DFI LANPARTY UT X48-T2R.
Thanks

Also, does anyone have a reason why I shouldn't get a Maximus Formula over the DFI boards? I had one and liked it until it stopped saving my BIOS settings after trying to flash it to a Rampage board.
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i have always liked the ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA , but do you get asus's warrenty with open box?
    
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i have always liked the ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA , but do you get asus's warrenty with open box?
Yep
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