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Kain
10-19-07, 03:20 AM
What's the best Intel X38 motherboard out there?

kam03
10-19-07, 05:14 AM
What's the best Intel X38 motherboard out there?

Go for Asus Maximus Formula SE or Gigabyte X38 DQ6.

Kain
10-19-07, 05:59 AM
Thanks.

Any "priority" between those two?

Dazz
10-19-07, 06:09 AM
From some reviews they say the Gigabyte X38 DQ6 has better FSB overclocking with Quad cores while the ASUS is better at dual cores.

kam03
10-19-07, 10:09 AM
Thanks.

Any "priority" between those two?


The Gigabyte X38 DQ6 had better board layout that went well with my configuration so i went for that.

mullet
10-19-07, 10:41 AM
my next mobo will be the Asus Maximus Formula NON SE.

DRen72
10-19-07, 12:34 PM
Asus P5E3 Deluxe

zerobeta
10-19-07, 02:00 PM
And if you are using DDR2, the choice will be P5E (has it been reviewd yet?)

Kain
10-19-07, 06:27 PM
What's the difference between the Maximus Formula, Maximus Formula SE, P5E3 Deluxe, and the P5E?

mullet
10-19-07, 09:24 PM
Maximus Formula = X38 with no water cooling block on the NB.
Maximus Formula SE = X38 with water block on the NB.
P5E3 Deluxe = X38 with DDR3 support.
P5E = X38 with DDR2 support.

Kain
10-20-07, 12:22 AM
Maximus Formula = X38 with no water cooling block on the NB.
Maximus Formula SE = X38 with water block on the NB.
P5E3 Deluxe = X38 with DDR3 support.
P5E = X38 with DDR2 support. And both Maximus Formula motherboards support DDR2 or DDR3? If they support DDR2, then what is the difference between the P5E and the Maximus Formula non-SE?

DRen72
10-20-07, 10:29 AM
This site will allow you to compare the various X38 Asus boards...

http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=572

DRen72
10-20-07, 10:34 AM
Maximus Formula
The Top of Game Board Today
- Intel® Quad-core CPU Ready
- Supports Intel® next generation 45nm Multi-core CPU
- Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo Ready
- Intel® X38/ICH9R
- Dual-channel DDR2 1200*/1066 MHz Support
- Extreme Tweaker
- SupremeFX II 8-CH Audio
- CPU Level Up
- Voltiminder LED
- LCD Poster
- ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit)
- 2-Phase DDR2
- COP EX


P5E3 Deluxe
Powerful Computing with Saving the Earth in Mind!
- Intel® X38 chipset
- Intel® Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® Extreme / Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 Processors
- ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit)
- ASUS 3rd Generation 8-phase Power Design
- ASUS Q-Shield


P5E3
Environment Friendly and Powerful Computing
- Intel LGA775 Platform
- Intel® X38 / ICH9R chipset
- Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® Extreme / Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 Processors
- Supports Intel® next generation 45nm Multi-core CPU
- Dual-channel DDR3 1800*/1600*/1333/1066/800 MHz
- ASUS EPU (Energy processing Unit)
- ASUS 3rd Generation 8-phase Power
- All High-quality Japanese-made Conductive Polymer Capacitors
- Precision Tweaker 2
- Pure Copper Heat Pipe
- AI Direct Link / AI Slot Detector / Q-Shield


P5E
Environment Friendly and Powerful Computing
- Intel LGA775 Platform
- Intel® X38 / ICH9R chipset
- Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® Extreme / Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 Processors
- Supports Intel® next generation 45nm Multi-core CPU
- Dual-channel DDR2 1200*/1066 / 800 / 667 MHz
- ASUS EPU (Energy processing Unit)
- ASUS 3rd Generation 8-phase Power
- All High-quality Japanese-made Conductive Polymer Capacitors
- Precision Tweaker 2
- Heat Pipe / Stack Cool 2
- AI Direct Link / Q-Shield
- ROG Level Features: SupremeFX II / 2-phase DDR2


P5E3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP@n
Environment Friendly and Powerful Computing!
- Intel® X38 chipset
- Intel® Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® Extreme / Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 Processors
- ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit)
- ASUS Express Gate
- ASUS WiFi-AP @n
- ASUS 3rd Generation 8-phase Power Design


Maximus Extreme
- Intel® Quad-core CPU Ready
- Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo Ready
- Intel® X38/ICH9R
- Dual-channel DDR3 1800(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066
- Fusion Block System
- Crosslinx
- Extreme Tweaker
- SupremeFX II
- LCD Poster
- CPU Level Up


Maximus Formula (Special Edition)
Limited Quantity
Excellent Experience for Ultimate Gaming/Overclocking Motherbaord
- Intel® Quad-core CPU Ready
- Supports Intel® next generation 45nm Multi-core CPU
- Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo Ready
- Intel® X38/ICH9R
- Dual-channel DDR2 1200*/1066 MHz Support
- Fusion Block System
- Extreme Tweaker
- SupremeFX II 8-CH Audio
- CPU Level Up
- Voltiminder LED
- LCD Poster
- ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit)
- 2-Phase DDR2
- COP EX

Blacklash
10-23-07, 12:31 AM
I am holding onto this cheap P35 mobo until X48 hits. I'll probably go Yorkfield + X48. I may treat myself and buy a QX9650.

If you want to go X38 try one of the Asus boards Dren72 linked. Folks over @ XS seem to be doing well with them.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=59

BTW, for those that don't know, X48:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/chipsets/display/20070915151123.html

t3hl33td4rg0n
10-25-07, 01:34 AM
Is X48 really needed? 400+MHz FSB is easily doable on current chipsets...

... Only to push the bar higher.... Imagine a 2GHz FSB with DDR PC3 2000 running the same speed :captnkill:

Slash310
10-27-07, 03:30 AM
will the P5E3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP@n be able to support my Ram at 1250mhz right out of the box?

Kain
10-27-07, 04:01 AM
will the P5E3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP@n be able to support my Ram at 1250mhz right out of the box? Doesn't the P5E3 only support DDR3?

DRen72
10-27-07, 09:35 AM
Doesn't the P5E3 only support DDR3?Right, its a DDR3 board. Thus the P5E3 name.

Slash310
10-27-07, 01:23 PM
alright, thanks for that info guys