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Hello well im finally going replace the MoBo a INTEL DG33BUC, a crappy MoBo but it was free, jejeje well im thinking on several possible replacements like these

DFI LP DK P45-T2RS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813136053

GIGABYTE GA-EP45T-UD3P http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128369

or

DFI LP DK X48-T2RSB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813136054

and also looking for some cooling, i should mention im living in a tropical country with really high ambient temps around 38C and no air conditioner so i really need some good cooling, i was thinking in something like...

COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055

XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003

ill probably only oc my 8400 to 3.6 at most and replace my HD 4830 for two RV740 based cards since they probably run cooler, jejeje
thanks for the advice.:rockout:
 

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Well, The gigabyte 45's are one hell of a beast of a chipset.. I'm so surprised that it's done as good as it has. It's made me think more of getting another Gig board..

DFI is Bios tuner's lover and hater.. You will learn more about a bios then ever before by playing with that.. I've played with both the P35 and X48's bios and there just wowzer.. You can get more out of those boards, just may sleep a little less.. :roll:

As for cooler, I'll all ways stand by Xig for their S1283. They did a great job, and by getting a good two fans, you'll be in heaven. Plain heaven.. IMHO on it all
 
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Hello well im finally going replace the MoBo a INTEL DG33BUC, a crappy MoBo but it was free, jejeje well im thinking on several possible replacements like these

DFI LP DK P45-T2RS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813136053

GIGABYTE GA-EP45T-UD3P http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128369

or

DFI LP DK X48-T2RSB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813136054

and also looking for some cooling, i should mention im living in a tropical country with really high ambient temps around 38C and no air conditioner so i really need some good cooling, i was thinking in something like...

COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055

XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003

ill probably only oc my 8400 to 3.6 at most and replace my HD 4830 for two RV740 based cards since they probably run cooler, jejeje
thanks for the advice.:rockout:




Hi buddy. I have never owned a Socket 775 Intel system, therefore i'm not really familiar with the Chipsets. However for the motherboard, I know DFI has a reputation for overclocking really good, their BIOS is really really good with plenty of options. I have a DFI board on my AMD system, and probably looking to replace my i7's mobo for a DFI x58 chipset. Boards are very solid and overclocking amazingly well.


For cooler, the Xigmatek I would say is a crowd favorite and is a great cooler for the money.
 
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Well, The gigabyte 45's are one hell of a beast of a chipset.. I'm so surprised that it's done as good as it has. It's made me think more of getting another Gig board..

DFI is Bios tuner's lover and hater.. You will learn more about a bios then ever before by playing with that.. I've played with both the P35 and X48's bios and there just wowzer.. You can get more out of those boards, just may sleep a little less.. :roll:

As for cooler, I'll all ways stand by Xig for their S1283. They did a great job, and by getting a good two fans, you'll be in heaven. Plain heaven.. IMHO on it all

@ enaher

Please note that Cold storms feedback is because he has had a Gigabyte board and is telling you from first hand experience. I've never had a DFI board for the chipsets you are giving as an option. Therefore I would listen to him more. Glad he agreed on the cooler :toast:
 

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CP.. lol.. Till a few months ago, I would say never get a gigabyte.. lol.. But your right on the notation of Dfi. There based for OC'ers.. Asus is good, but it's more based on allowing other things to do your oc for ya.. Not really my flavor! Now, if Dfi made a SLi board in the 7xx series, I'd go back to them in a heart beat!!! I know X58 I'll be going there again!
 
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CP.. lol.. Till a few months ago, I would say never get a gigabyte.. lol.. But your right on the notation of Dfi. There based for OC'ers.. Asus is good, but it's more based on allowing other things to do your oc for ya.. Not really my flavor! Now, if Dfi made a SLi board in the 7xx series, I'd go back to them in a heart beat!!! I know X58 I'll be going there again!

im alrady x58, but I might go DFI too!, Results on the i7 are amazing with that board!

Anyhow, back on topic. If you can give this dude some tips based on what you have had experience with thats great, I just gave him my opinions, but never used the products. Lets see what others have to say as they slowly start to post here. :toast:
 
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CP.. lol.. Till a few months ago, I would say never get a gigabyte.. lol.. But your right on the notation of Dfi. There based for OC'ers.. Asus is good, but it's more based on allowing other things to do your oc for ya.. Not really my flavor! Now, if Dfi made a SLi board in the 7xx series, I'd go back to them in a heart beat!!! I know X58 I'll be going there again!

Well I have three Asus boards, and have done OC manually on them. I don't trust those automatic stuff... P5Q series are good, not too expensive, and you can squeeze quite some hidden power out of it.

As for cooling, I'm on the Xiggy side aswell. Just take care that your case provides good airflow.
 

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I've owned two so far on asus. Done the oc manually. Don't get me wrong. I loved the two boards, I just saw that if you have more on auto, the board will like you more.. lol

I'd tell anyone to get a Asus board. just know that if you want to have a bios on a board that can get that chip higher then anything else, Dfi is the place.. IMHO

On Gigabyte, it's getting to be like Biostar was. They where good long ago, had some hiccups and now with one chip is getting back on the market. The P45's are those chips.
 

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thanks guys then x48 and the xigmatek it is, mmm... i was kinda hoping youd tell me the v8 was far better cause its so damn sexy, jejeje but well performance first.
 
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thanks guys then x48 and the xigmatek it is, mmm... i was kinda hoping youd tell me the v8 was far better cause its so damn sexy, jejeje but well performance first.

Remember: Even the sexiest woman alive can get you frustradet if she doesn't...well... perform right. Same applies for PC parts. Aaand almost everything else. Performance > Sexieness.
 

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That is truest way to say it Mrcl! :toast:
 

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I would say the DFI. I used to have a mid-range AMD ASUS board, and that was fine for what i had then. But now this DFI is just awesome, blows it out of the water and then some. Nothing against the ASUS as a board or a brand, but i am just THAT impressed by the DFI.

Also, the Xig is meant to be very good. I am trying to find one here in the UK after i have spent a good few days looking at reviews. What got me is that it is very quiet whilst still doing a good cooling job.
 

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Ok guy just got everything and set everything in place here my new specs

E8400 @ 3.6 1.23v
RAM GSKILL PI BLACK 800 4 4 4 12 1.9v
DFI LP DK X48
XIGMATEK HDT
PP Power & Cooling PCPS500
2X SAPPHIRE HD 4830 @ 700/1000
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COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000

what you guys think can it play crisis :nutkick: ?
thanks guys for the info finally finished my rig.
 

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Ok guy just got everything and set everything in place here my new specs

E8400 @ 3.6 1.23v
RAM GSKILL PI BLACK 800 4 4 4 12 1.9v
DFI LP DK X48
XIGMATEK HDT
PP Power & Cooling PCPS500
2X SAPPHIRE HD 4830 @ 700/1000
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what you guys think can it play crisis :nutkick: ?
thanks guys for the info finally finished my rig.

Should be able to play Crysis at a decent specs, maybe Medium with some AA, or even High with some AA and maintain frames in the 30's or so, in Crysis Warhead, maybe 35-40 frames.
 
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