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DFI Bloodirons - any good?

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by kyle2020, Aug 10, 2008.

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    Good OCer, lots of people on TPU have this mobo, not sure how good it is however as I own Asus boards.

    I say give it a try! :toast:

    p.s. and the P35 chipset will serve you well ;)
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    cheers haha - can i ask, what does "p35 chipset" actually mean? im used to nvidia boards :D
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    I had a blood-iron but when i ruined it with a bios flash i wanted a DFI LanParty Dark P35-T2RL thru warranty.. it basicly an upgraded blood-iron.. it has all solid capacitors, uv-reactive slotes, cmos reloaded, better layout and mosfet heat sinks.. all the goodies a blood-iron lacks..
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    Awesome board as was stated. Alot of folks on TPU have either got one or owned one.
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    Very nice board. I have one in my back up rig. One of the best budget boards ever.
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    Pretty good board but the P45 boards overclock better then the P35 in the sense that its a hell of a lot more stable with higher FSB's.

    From the benchmarks i have seen they also add a couple more FPS in games then the P35.

    EDIT: just remembered that the Bloodiron isn't all that great when paired up with a quad core. For quads go with a DFI Dark board :)
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    Cheers for the input guys, my second choice was an ASUS board, namely the P5E if i remember correctly.

    so the BloodIron wouldn't bode well with a Q6600? if i was to say, £70, whats the best board i can get, in terms of overclocking and features?
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    I heard a fair few people on here who like them was thinking of one my self.
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    Maybe you should educate yourselves before giving false info about DFI.

    The Blood Iron will not only run a Quad well, but Cold Storm got a Q6700 to 550 FSB on one.

    I also say for a budget there a few mobo's that wil do what the Blood Iron is capable of.

    As far as the bios goes. DFI has gotten simpler to use while ASUS has gotten more picky.

    I may be a fan boy but at least im up on what my fanboyisms are capable of!
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    Couldn't have said it better myself!
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    Due to PM and a solid concern, I must say Damian vs. saying yourselves. it was one individual really I had that thought about.

    I appologize for any offense to the rest of ya!
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    your acting as though im hating on the DFI board. Im just saying from what i have seen and heard that it wasn't to good with quads, iv seen other people complain about it when paired with quads but dont quote me saying its sucks with quads. Of course you can overlock a quad with it, its stupid to say you couldn't just (once again from what i have heard) not as good as dual cores.

    now i ask am i right? meh...could of been a bad patch.

    EDIT: i wasn't comparing the BIOS of DFI to ASUS so don't flame me on that.
    seeing as thats what you'r "trying" to do.

    geez ::shadedshu



    EDIT#2: Kyle i still suggest you go with a P45 motherboard. You said you want good overclocking features and a P45 will give you that.

    Reasons i think you should go with the P45. Newer chipset and southbridge of course, support 45nm's out of the box (your going with a Q6600 so that really doesn't matter), very stable at high FSB's most P35 boards top out at 500 or so, (I guess some bloodirons can do 550 seeing as thats what sneeky said) but most P45 top out at 650. Some at about 720 like the Biostar TPower IP45 and a couple high end gigabyte boards :D. In some tests they beat the X38 and are on par with the X48. Pretty much what people complain about are the PCI-E slots and how they only do x8 x8. I dont see that as a problem though since theirs not much of a difference (one user did a test on that). If you want crossfire go with the DFI LP DK X48 cheapest X48 board but still really amazing for its price. Single card go with the P45. I was kind of routing for the DFI LP DK P45 but there was some bug and the FSB wall was 500 so that was out of the question for me. Although DFI did release a "Plus" version of the board but i have not read anything on that.

    Still it seems the Asus board is good for its price at 70 (erm uk sign dont know how to put it :p)
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    no flaming involved. I just try to help from experience or provide proof of your findings when the op asks about a specific product. Nowhere in the OP does it say ASUS does it?

    Also why buy a mobo that I have to depend on a 3rd party to make it run right...thats just silly!
    Nice advice there damian....thats has a flaming connotation to it!
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    Relax or infractions...
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    third party?

    sure he didnt ask about ASUS but im pretty sure he was open to suggestions since he asked for a good board at a budget of £70.
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    I can speak from experience with the DFI P35 LP Dark T2RS, great board, OC's like a champ, has the same BIOS settings as the lower-end Bloodiron. What makes the BI stand out even to this day is the budget OC-ability it provides...iirc it had a 4-pin cpu power plug, which can support Quad OC's fine from what I've heard...I preferred the better layout, extra cooling, 8-pin CPU power of the DARK, plus at the time I got my P35 DK I had just gotten my RMA Refund for an old failed (4th one iirc) Asus P5B Deluxe from newegg. At the time the BloodIrons were not in stock anywhere due to chinese newyear or something along those lines and very few P35 DK's were, I found a decent deal on a DK and snatched it up.

    Some things I noticed, naturally I could OC a dual core further with less work, same with oc-ing 2 DIMMS of RAM over 4 DIMMS of RAM...anyone can tout good or bad results in here, the reality is that the milage will vary between components, power sources, cooling, Bios revisions, settings you do or don't mess with and so forth.

    I'm very happy with my DFI DK P35, it's treated me quite well...given me some headaches when I was trying to OC a quad and 4x1GB of G.Skill HZ's, but I even got that sorted to an extent after a bit. I also like the fact both boards have a Clear CMOS jumper on the back I/O section, that's just kickass.

    :toast:
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    I should throw in my two cents here on the subject since I own both a Rampage Formula (x48) and a DFi P35 Dark. I can get a higher OC out of my Q6600 with the DFi than with the Asus. Both bios' have thier nuances, but with a little reading up on whichever board you choose it will all eventually become easy. Both CPU areas on both the Dark and the BloodIron use all solid capacitors and the same 4 phase chokes. With the latest bios on the BloodIron, there should be no problems clocking a quad. With a Q6600 a lot of the OCing capabilities are going to be in the chip itself. Good luck on your decision.

    *If you do have a good sized budget, there is nothing wrong with going P45. Don't want to spend the cash? P35 is a good choice too.
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    wow bro...in post ten you tell him to get an ASUS and ket made a bios for it. yet in Kets thread he states the board had shite ram abilities and needed modding to perform well.

    I stand by that being 3rd party, not from the manufacturer, which BTW voids the warranty!
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    i wish the DFI L DK P45 was a good overclocker :banghead:
    but i just cant see myself buying the P35 dark board.
    Im sure Biostar will be just as good though:rockout:
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    heh sorry im posing to much i forget about previous posts. Yeah i guess its a pain using a 3rd party, but Asus has an EZflash utility dont know thats any good though. I never was to confident in motherboard utilities
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    Slightly off topic. From my own experience and through a couple of hours of research, I've found that the p35 chipset handles memory much better. Me and several other p45 users are having trouble with running high speed ram at rated speeds. I can't get my OCZ 4GB 1066 set stable at 1030 on my Biostar TP45, but I just ran it in my BI, and it clocked up to 1100 with no problem. Not sure what's going on, but there is an issue here.

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