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There can only be one! (X38 Mobo Choice)

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Jizzler, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. Jizzler


    Aug 10, 2007
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    Abit's IX38 QuadGT was my only choice until recently when DFI released an X38 board that also met my requirements.

    - 2 PCIe x16 for Crossfire.
    - 1 PCIe x4 (or greater) for PCIe SATA RAID controller.
    - DDR2 (I have 8GB ready to go)
    - Angled SATA ports a big plus.

    Just wondering if anyone has seen a review (or personal experience) that would make them lean one way or another cuz I'm at a standstill right now. The only counter points I have right now is that the Abit will match my blue G.Skill DDR2 but the DFI has a beautiful I/O section and the audio has been moved to it's own card. :laugh:

    The reviews I have seen knock the Abit for only having one LAN port and 4 USB ports on the back, but that doesn't bother me. I'm looking for a meaningful difference.


    Crunching for Team TPU
  2. imperialreign

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    Most noticeable difference that I picked up on right of the back is the DFI went to 7-Up for their color choice inspiration . . . damn, that's a bright board, man :twitch:
  3. warup89


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    I just bought the ABIt one. i personally think that its more OC friendly since it has something called "OC guru" or something, its also sexier ;), but DFI is a well know OCer, i never owned one so i dont know much of it.
    10 Year Member at TPU

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