P5E VS GA-EX-38-DS4 VS IX38 QUADGT SPEEDSTER VS LANPARTY DK X38-T2R

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Caitto, May 24, 2008.

  1. Caitto

    Caitto Obliviot

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    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~:confused:
     
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  2. Merlin

    Merlin The Tech Wizard

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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???

    :techgage::techgage: Merlin :techgage::techgage:
     
  3. Caitto

    Caitto Obliviot

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    Sorry there.
    I think will be for gaming.

    The sets are.

    E8400
    G.SKILL PC6400 DDR2-800 2X2GB
    EVGA 9800GX2
    NZXT LEXA
    CORSAIR HX620W
    XIGMATEK HDT-1283
    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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  4. Merlin

    Merlin The Tech Wizard

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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:techgage:


    :techgage::techgage: Merlin :techgage::techgage:
     
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  5. Caitto

    Caitto Obliviot

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    Thanks man. dont know yet what mb to chose.
    but certain will be a good one.
     
  6. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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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.
     
  7. Caitto

    Caitto Obliviot

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    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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