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  1. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    Are the x58 boards basically all the same?

    I can still take my p6t deluxe back and i am considering getting the DFI x58 or the p6t ws pro instead.

    So is any better than the others?
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    I see you have the Core i7 920, most boards dan do 4.2GHz just fine, the limit for OC is at QPI link speed reaching its limit after 200+ baseclock.

    If you're not going Tri-SLI anytime soon, you don't need the WS board.

    I say keep the board, because, i mean why do you want to change board?
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    its ALL in the board on X58.

    nothing else really has to be that great. of course im talking OCing wise.

    DFI's x58's are the best clocking ATM IMHO.
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    well the bios option for the p6t dlx made me bsod about 10 times that kinda pissed me off. its pretty stable now though


    So you would choose the DFI over the Asus p6t ws?
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    hell yes. and thats comming from me..... an EX-die hard asus fan.
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    I have to agree with fit here, except I'd say the same with any chipset. The board and the PSU are the biggest keys.
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    wow!! coming from you? thats a lot

    well both of you say the DFI is really good then :) im thinking yes then :)

    Micro center says they charge 15% but i can say the board's bios was bad and its unusable lol
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    I top out about 205 base clock on my cheap($199) gigabyte UD3R

    My DFI X38 was awesome, so i can vouch for DFI
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    Oops double post.
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    The most important feature of any x58 board is the power management of the CPU. Hands down it makes or breaks your chip. You could have a motherboard that's holding your chip back from even a marginal OC. This is holding you back by forcing you to volt far beyond what you need in order to achieve your desired clock. Why put up with that? So brand awareness here is pretty important if you intend to do anything above Intel spec. EVGA, Gigabyte, Foxconn, and DFI have the best power management. On the other hand MSI/ASUS/etc have power management ranging from OK to pitiable.
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    Thanks binge, fit, and paulieg :)

    im going to get the dfi then.
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    i'd say other than features and warranty, yes they are al lthe same.
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    THey gave me my money back so i gotta get me the new board :)
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    I have always looked at DFI as the KINGS of overclocking .....I received my mobo before DFI released theirs:mad:
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    Should i got the LP or the LT?
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    All I see are the JR, Dark(DK) and Ultimate(UT). I would go for the Dark, the ultimate's usually just have extra stuff bundled in and better cooling.
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    Board temps were insanely low when I had my UT.
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    With DFI I usually go with their most $$$ board ...with DFI you really do get what you pay for ! Go with the UT :toast:
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    So far, with the updated bios, the DK has been awesome. Very little vdroop, and overclocks quite well.
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    well its same cost so i'll go with the LT
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    Can you go above 200x21???
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    Didn't you have a Rampage 2 Extreme? Why get the DFI? The R2E is the best board today for Core i7.
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    Im considering the Biostar and the DFI now...
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    the dfi for $299 has digital pwm and that make OCing A LOT better. thats how ppl have been getting such great OCs on the board.
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    well considering you told me the Asus p6t dlx sucked and I didn't listen, and it did end up being a pos (bios kept locking up on me) i think i should listen this time.
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