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Old 05-24-2008, 03:45 PM   #1
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Question P5E VS GA-EX-38-DS4 VS IX38 QUADGT SPEEDSTER VS LANPARTY DK X38-T2R

Im soon will upgrade my system, but no sure what x38 mobo to pick.

So please help me with my choice.

I have this options right now. So wich to pick?

ASUS P5E
GIGABYTE GA-EX-38-DS4
ABIT IX38 QUADGT SPEEDSTER
DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R

I heard not good things about the P5E at the ASUS forum.
Have used gigabyte mobo a long time ago before go to asus,
but about the ABIT and DFI dont have any experience at all.

so what one to pick up? help xd~

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Old 05-24-2008, 04:07 PM   #2
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What are you using your system for?
You need to post a few more details
Why are you upgrading...?
What CPU
What GPU
What PSU???

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What are you using your system for?
You need to post a few more details
Why are you upgrading...?
What CPU
What GPU
What PSU???

Merlin
Sorry there.
I think will be for gaming.

The sets are.

E8400
G.SKILL PC6400 DDR2-800 2X2GB
EVGA 9800GX2
NZXT LEXA
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SEAGATE BARRACUDA 500GB 7200RPM 32MB
LITEON CD/DVD BURNER

I was in doubt about an 780i or an x38 mobo, but now i decided, will be the x38, but dont know what mobo yet.
Read some artics that the 780i run too HOT!
Dont like MBs runing too HOT! xd~

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Old 05-24-2008, 09:17 PM   #4
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Well, I liked the EVGA 780i so much, I have two.
I don't know who said they run hot, mine don't.
Any system can run hot with bad airflow, some cases are better than others to run a cool system
Such as 3 120mm fans blowing out and 3 intake 120mm fans. Neat cabling routing can help.

Just check to see if the boards run crossfire or SLI....if you ever wanted to go in that direction....
There are a lot of great boards out there and new ones coming soon.
Stay tuned to the reviews here at Techgage


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Old 05-24-2008, 11:03 PM   #5
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Well, I liked the EVGA 780i so much, I have two.
I don't know who said they run hot, mine don't.
Any system can run hot with bad airflow, some cases are better than others to run a cool system
Such as 3 120mm fans blowing out and 3 intake 120mm fans. Neat cabling routing can help.

Just check to see if the boards run crossfire or SLI....if you ever wanted to go in that direction....
There are a lot of great boards out there and new ones coming soon.
Stay tuned to the reviews here at Techgage


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Thanks man. dont know yet what mb to chose.
but certain will be a good one.
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Old 05-25-2008, 10:13 PM   #6
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Hmm, strange about the P5E having a bad rap. I've had great luck with the P5E3 Deluxe and Premium.

I don't have any real recommendations between those listed... since I haven't seen them. I do know I've liked the P5E Deluxe and also Gigabyte's X38-DQ6.
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Hmm, strange about the P5E having a bad rap. I've had great luck with the P5E3 Deluxe and Premium.

I don't have any real recommendations between those listed... since I haven't seen them. I do know I've liked the P5E Deluxe and also Gigabyte's X38-DQ6.
I read that if i upgrade the BIOS i will get some problems, people complain that the p5e BIOS have bad infrastructure at the ASUS forum, but i think that will be no problems if i use the right components, here where i live the P5E is cousting about 160$ dollars and the others mobo's listed on the list are above 200$. so the P5E will be mi cheapest option right now.
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