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Old 04-20-08, 10:22 AM   #1
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Cool Decisions.. advise?

Anyone own a asus rampage x48? I am shopping for a new board and I have four that I am considering.

http://www.motherboardpro.com/DFI-La...ard-p-557.html

http://www.motherboardpro.com/ASUS-R...ail-p-553.html

http://www.motherboardpro.com/GIGABY...ard-p-413.html

http://www.motherboardpro.com/DFI-La...ATX-p-405.html


X38, X48, P35?? Arggg.. I have been amd/nvidia since forever, so I am clueless.

Looking for some feedback, I am pairing these with an e8400, and want a stable board that will oc well. I like the gigabyte and have had good boards from them.
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Old 04-20-08, 12:32 PM   #2
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Loving my Asus P35 (P5K SE) atm. running my E4600 @ 272x11 with no sweat, room for more.

Feature wise it's a pretty bare bones setup, but the chipset is rock solid. I'm beginning to think I'm going to miss SLI soon though....
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Old 04-20-08, 12:39 PM   #3
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Loving my Asus P35 (P5K SE) atm. running my E4600 @ 272x11 with no sweat, room for more.

Feature wise it's a pretty bare bones setup, but the chipset is rock solid. I'm beginning to think I'm going to miss SLI soon though....

Yea I am worried about that too, and the 780 looks nice except for that stupid chipset fan blowing on the pcie slot.

I don't know what to do really, I was thinking when I am ready for a graphics card update the new line(r700?) will be out and one card will be sufficient.

You are one of many that are happy with their p35, but it's kinda old, and I was wondering about the new intel chipsets.

I do have most all my other parts decided on, and right now I am under $900 without ram and an OS.

Isn't the e8400's multi locked?
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Old 04-20-08, 04:31 PM   #4
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I think all but the extreme versions are still multi locked.

As far as graphics go I'm staying with Nv only strictly due to linux support. I still have nightmares after my last bout with fglrx....

I'll be watching threads like this though, the P5K and E4600 is my "toe-dip" into Intel waters, I'll most likely hang onto this setup, but my next will be a more feature rich board. 780i at least, 790i high end if I can swing it.

Good luck with your choice, at least you have a wide variety to choose from.
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I just built a new rig about 2 weeks ago with the Asus Rampage X48 and am very impressed. Highly recommend it.

[H] did a review of the board, might want to check it out.

http://hardocp.com/article.html?art=...hlbnRodXNpYXN0
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Old 04-21-08, 03:49 PM   #6
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Thanks, I was most impressed with the rampage, so I will check out that review.

Never owned an Asus, but its looking like that may change next week.
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