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Old October 12, 2008, 04:26 PM
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Default DFI LP Dk P45-T2RS ATX LGA775 P45?

good motherboard? orshould I go with the Biostar I power P45(something like that)?
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Old October 12, 2008, 04:28 PM
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I'm asking myself the same question, and I'm not sure if there's enough info out there yet to make an informed decision.

Have you ever run a DFI board? The bios can be a bit tricky to tweak and seems to be getting more so with folks expecting higher FSBs.
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Old October 12, 2008, 04:36 PM
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this is going to be my first build so no, I haven't ever used a dfi board...I'm just looking a good board that won't give me too much trouble. it's either this one or the biostar tpower P45 or something like that.
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Old October 12, 2008, 04:45 PM
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If it's your first build, and you might do some overclocking down the line I'd recommend not going with the DFI then.

From an ease-of-use perspective I've had a lot of luck with the Gigabyte P35 board, but haven't used one of the P45 ones yet. We've got a couple of members here who've used the Biostar board, and one who's getting ready to put it through the wringer so it's worth keeping an eye out for that.

Have you looked at the ASUS boards? I absolutely hate the "support" on their website, but many folks have been having luck with their P5Q line. (NCIX has a "free ground shipping for entire order" with the P5Q Pro this week.... :) ).
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Old October 12, 2008, 04:50 PM
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I did peek at the asus P5Q which seemed ok but I thought the DFI would be better. I also like the layout and colour scheme of the it.
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Old October 12, 2008, 04:51 PM
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also, I posted this on the video card section but might as well ask here. Is there a 4850X2? I've read a little about it but not enough to compare it with other cards. all I know is it's like the 4870X2 cept with two 4850s and is about 400 bucks.
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Old October 12, 2008, 04:55 PM
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I haven't seen one on the market yet, but with the way things are going WRT vid card releases it wouldn't surprise me to see one before Christmas.
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Old October 12, 2008, 04:58 PM
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I got that board, and let me tell you their bios can be quite tough to read specially for someone new to overclocking. Altough, they got so much option thoses board are tweaking paradise :) They seem to do more high FSB than the biostar. And there is a post on xs about the DFI bios wich is really good. Alll in all I love the board and you can get it for less than 200 $ this is another plus.

I used to have an Asus, and I find their bios quite friendly.
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Old October 12, 2008, 05:44 PM
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If this is first time, I would get a Asus P5Q pro or E and learn on that. I find that the Asus is a good board to play with in OCing. IMO
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