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Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Delta6326, May 21, 2008.

  1. Delta6326

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    Whats a good MotherBoard i cant spend over about $270 for it i will be using a ZOTAC GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 and Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W this is my first custom cpu and im stuck on if i should get a DFI LP LT X48-T2R or DFI LP LT X38-T2R or if i should get a EVGA 680i or EVGA 780i i dont know the dif from a Intel X48, Intel X38, and the 680i and 780i North Bridge whats better and im going to be playing some games like BF2142, WOW, CIV4, and maybe if i can get the holy :respect: Crysis and i will be doing school work on it too.

    Thanks if you can help i need it bad :p
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    get the dfi x48 board :toast:
    also other x48 boards like the gigabyte x48 boards or the asus ones are good too
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    If you plan on running 2 graphics cards from NVidia you will want to get a EVGA board since it uses a NVidia chipset, the DFI board's use an Intel Chipset and will not run 2 NVidia cards. If you plan on sticking to one graphics card, then I would say go for the DFI board with the X48 Chipset.
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    I'm partial.:p Go with evga and nvidia.
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    or you could use solaris's drivers :)
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    o ok thanks for the info i will probally be using just 1 card so i will get the x48 thanks again
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    no problem, always glad to help
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    but if i do want to go with 2 cards what EVGA should i get? the 680i or 780i?
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    680i (an evga board will serve you well here)
    780/790's have trouble with corruption issues and stuff and are terrible imo.
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    No it doesnt. I would get the DFI X48 tho. If you wanna save money tho the DFI P35 Lanparty T2RS is great too :cool:
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    o ok sweet thanks for the help! :)
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    Delta6326 says thanks.
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    @Pancho, that alleged data-corruption issue doesn't happen to 780i SLI. The OP didn't mention 790i anywhere in the first post.

    Delta6326,
    For under $270 you can take home an ASUS Rampage Formula (X48, DDR2) or XFX MBN780-ISH9 (780i SLI, DDR2) or MSI P7N Diamond (780i SLI, DDR2, X-Fi Xtreme Audio) OR Gigabyte GA-X38T-DQ6 (X38, DDR3).
    Delta6326 says thanks.
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    I would reccomend the p35 or x38 by asus,gigabyte,abit,msi,or dfi. All are going to be similiar quality. The x48 is supposed to be a better overclocker, but having multiple p35 mobos that run 500+ fsb I cant see it doing much better. ALLEN
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    cool were would i be able to get a ASUS Rampage Formula for under $270 im trying to get every thing from newegg becuse of cheapness but its $289 but i could probally get it

    im not going to be doing alot of over clocking
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    get a Asus Maximus Formula and flash its' BIOS to the Rampage.
    Same board, different BIOS. Cheaper, too.
    ;)
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    If your gonna do much OCing get a cheaper board. That Lanparty T2RS I linked is great, I have it my self.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813136043
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    The DFI P35 is an excellent choice. I will swear by it.

    The DFI x48 is also an excellent choice. Though a tad more expensive for pretty much the same OC potential as the P35.
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    Riiiiight
    Rada, Rada :p
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    Agreed, this board had some problems with some Micron based PC8500 ram. Not all brands were effected though. But that problem is fixed with the latest bios release 1201.
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    Im surprised noone mentioned the eVGA 750i SLi FTW board. Can be had for $190USD.
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    ok so i think i have made my decision on geting a ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA ATX Intel Motherboard and flashing the bios to the rampage from newegg

    www.newegg .com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131227
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    just see the xfx 790 and you will chose

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