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Old April 8, 2008, 09:10 AM
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Question If you had to pick a new socket 775 MB, which would you go for?

Im pondering building a second computer possibly to mess around with more intensive OC and Watercooling... If you had to pick a good socket 775 MB, which model would you go for? Performance, ease of overclocking and good range of options to allow it are what Im looking for the most...

I've just decided to start my own ''research'' on this, so I figured I'd post here and see what everyone else opinion was. Feel free to give me the reasons why you think x or y model would be good :). Might give me new options to look at that I wouldnt have thought of otherwise.
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Old April 8, 2008, 09:34 AM
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I would say DFI T2R or Foxconn Mars. I wouldnt say those are the "easiest" to OC but I think they are the best for FSB and BIOS.
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Old April 8, 2008, 09:47 AM
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By easiest I guess I didnt really mean easy... I take for example the p5n32e-sli plus which I use right now..as far as I can tell it allows me to play with FSB, Memory, Timings and Voltage as much as I may want..from reading here and there it seems like many boards dont allow setting tRFC 50+ or such... I suppose that doesnt make the board easier to work with, but it allows you to tweak everything as much as you like...( Hrms, there's a review of the DFI UT P35-T2R over at Anandtech, guess I'll go read a bit...or did you refer to the crossfire versions x48 of t2r?)
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Old April 8, 2008, 09:50 AM
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DFI X48. Without a doubt
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Old April 8, 2008, 09:55 AM
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Yeah you didnt specify DDR2 vs. DDR3, my recs were based on DDR2..
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Old April 8, 2008, 10:00 AM
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Well, Im not sure yet about DDR2 or DDR3 myself =/. DDR2 memory is dirt cheap nowadays, while DDR3 prices range from relatively normal to very expensive..Although im not strictly against it...Its part of the things I'll need to consider I guess :)
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Old April 8, 2008, 10:36 AM
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For an expensive motherboard, I'd probably say the DFI LanParty LT X38 -T2R, or the Foxconn Mars or BlackOps. For mid-range I'd probably say P5K Premium/Black Pearl or Abit IP35 Pro or P5E X38 something or other, and for least expensive I'd say probably Gigabyte P35 DS3R/L or P5K Vanilla...
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Old April 8, 2008, 11:00 AM
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Being cheap, I'd go DFI LanParty X38 Dark or Gigabyte X38-DS4.

Reasonably priced (both are 200-205$), crossfire-ready and overclocker friendly.

Also, the Asus 750i looks like a great board, with true 2x16 lanes SLI and priced at 160$ or lower.
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Old April 8, 2008, 11:06 AM
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Gigabyte X38-DS4
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Abit IP35-Pro.
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