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Old October 21, 2008, 07:41 AM
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DFI Lanparty JR P45-T2RS mATX Motherboard Review

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Old October 21, 2008, 07:45 AM
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That was quick Zac... gonna go read..

Hey are you still doing review on that other board :P (you know right ***secret :P)

edit: Very nicely wrote review, I liked when you straight away jumped to go on overclocking on the board. You went straight to boot off a good 500fsb clock, which wasn't working out but you made it to work. But you proved a point which lot of people keep repeating, DFI is a board for heavy overclockers, true, but not quite yet with this board, it is a Jr with less features, but still should have been able to overclock higher..

Gr8 man, good to see you back with more reviews. Sorry to go OT, but really Zac.. you need to do a review on a Biostar i45 board, people say it is a good overclocker, and there will no better person to test it than you, who looks at doing high overclocks on high fsb..
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Old October 21, 2008, 07:48 AM
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Yeah, you will see it in a few weeks.
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Old October 21, 2008, 08:15 AM
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We will be working closer with Zac in the near future. He has a few more board reviews on his plate and will be doing a DDR2 review here and there even though new DDR2 releases are few and far between these days.
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Old October 21, 2008, 09:53 AM
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Yah DDR2 is still quite popular, many benching WRs are using DDR2 boards and new boards are still being released. The chips are just so cheap it is hard to justify the extra cost of DDR3 and DDR3 boards for little to no extra performance. Say for example you want a decent clocking 4GB mem setup. You can get a great DDR2 board and RAM for $250, but for similar performance in DDR3 it would be over double that cost. Not to mention AMD still using DDR2.

Re this board review and fsb. I have read every thread, review, comment, etc on this board that I can find and have spoken with a few different people that were either affiliated with DFI as testers or actually working there. For the most part people claiming high fsb show maybe a PI run, or at the most 30 min to an hour orthos. That's great but to run this thing at 600 FSB with 5 hours OCCT (or similar) you would either have to have a pre-tested board or be VERY lucky.
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Great review Eldonko. Thanks for your detailed and objective work.

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Great review, but it only enforces my current view that DFI boards are now overly complicated for little gain over the enthusiast boards being put out by more mainstream manufacturers.
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Old October 21, 2008, 11:36 AM
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Thank you sirs :)
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Old October 21, 2008, 11:48 AM
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MMMmm DFI - So tasty :)

Such a plethora of motherboard options makes me drool - and on mATX to boot!

I am loving the miniATX with crossfire! It's like a sleeper computer. Toss it in a tiny mATX case, bring it to a lan and wow them all with your frames.

Small, compact and a beast - surprisingly a lot of demand for such a computer.

Awesome stuff Eldonko - Pity about the overclocking results though props for being able to weed out those issues. Its straight up honest opinions and results that make a real review :)
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great review and as stated shows what most could expect attempting to get a good OC from the board.
one issue I am having with many boards recently is the desire to continue placing the 12v main at the extreme right hand top of the board when many cases on the market today have bottom case PSU placement
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