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DFI LanParty UT RDX-200 CF-DR motherboard, is this a good choice?

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I have a question about this motherboard, I am planning on ordering my brother's (Ninja_Boy) computer tomorrow and originally we had planned to get this motherboard but due to plenty of complaints about it killing CPUs and being DOA more often then not we switched to the ASUS A8R-MVP. However, yesterday I read that 3 way round-up between the 3 CrossFire motherboards and they claimed the DFI to be the clear victor so now I am wondering, should I get this board? Have they fixed their quality issues or is it still a game of Russian Roulette to see if I get a good one or if mine will be DOA? Also, the A8R-MVP is currently out of stock on newegg so if you guys suggest getting that board, is it worth waiting until it is in stock?

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I have a question about this motherboard, I am planning on ordering my brother's (Ninja_Boy) computer tomorrow and originally we had planned to get this motherboard but due to plenty of complaints about it killing CPUs and being DOA more often then not we switched to the ASUS A8R-MVP. However, yesterday I read that 3 way round-up between the 3 CrossFire motherboards and they claimed the DFI to be the clear victor so now I am wondering, should I get this board? Have they fixed their quality issues or is it still a game of Russian Roulette to see if I get a good one or if mine will be DOA? Also, the A8R-MVP is currently out of stock on newegg so if you guys suggest getting that board, is it worth waiting until it is in stock?

Ninja_Boy's proposed system specs look like this:
AMD 4400+ X2
2GB (4x512MB) DDR600 (either OCZ or Corsair, I don't remember)
X600XT for now until X1900XTX becomes available
300GB Maxtor MaXLine III hard drive
Asus Vento 3600 Black case
Might be considered off topic, but I hoestly think that you'll have a better OC with 2 1 gig sticks. I haven't seen any 4 Dimmers with a high OC around here.
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Well actually, the DFI CF-DR and the nF4 SLI-DR Expert boards have a differently designed memory controller thingy or something, all I know is they are both capable of running 4x512 or even 4x1024 sticks just as well as 2x512 sticks with the same timings, speeds and voltages! That is one of the main reasons why I want the DFI board over the ASUS A8R-MVP, other than I like DFI much better than ASUS and the DFI boards themselves look much cooler And also the DFI has a 4 stage voltage regulator for the CPU which also allows for higher overclocks, but seriously, how high of an overclock do you expect me to get anyways? I mean he already has a 4400+
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Get the A8R-MVP. Considered to be on par with the RDX200 and is cheaper !!! Anandtech.com gave this a top of the line rating. In fact this board holds the record for the highest HTT achieved till date for an A64 !!! And if ur getting the ASUS, remember to get 1GB*2 sticks.
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Well actually, the DFI CF-DR and the nF4 SLI-DR Expert boards have a differently designed memory controller thingy or something, all I know is they are both capable of running 4x512 or even 4x1024 sticks just as well as 2x512 sticks with the same timings, speeds and voltages!
The memory controller is built into the processor, DFI has changed from the typical way the DIMM's are driven. Yes they are capable of running 4 x double-sided DIMM's at the 1t command rate, but only at a low HTT, (less than 210). Speeds over that and you'll have to set it at 2t

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but seriously, how high of an overclock do you expect me to get anyways? I mean he already has a 4400+
You must break 2.8
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