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September 15, 2007 8:32:17 PM

I've been posting like crazy around the forums trying to get info on what stuff to buy (hoping to buy stuff this weekend) and I've gotten some great answeres that have helped me out. Unfortunately the 1 area I still dunno what to do is my Motherboard. I'm not sure if I should get a P35 Gigabyte or Asus which are out now and have been out for a while, or wait a few days and get an X82 that will be out any time now. I hear the only new boards for now will be Gigabyte but that isn't a bad thing since they make good boards.

Any thoughts? BTW I'm considering an Antec SOLO, P182, or Sonata III case so please tell me if I will have any issues fitting stuff in.

Thanks!

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September 15, 2007 8:51:47 PM

by X82 i think u mean X38,

Get X38 if u want to use CrossFire in 2x16x mode , also it supports PCIE2 (P35 also supports it ),

P35 supports next gen 45nm CPUs , x38 does as well

September 15, 2007 9:12:14 PM

So the only benefit really is the 2x16x PCIE2?

Any idea about when they will hit the streets?

I also heard that the first ones out will have an old "revision 1" chip set in them for the first couple weeks. Then the Revison 2's will start shipping. have you heard anything about this?

Thanks

PS thanks for the the typo correction :) 
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September 15, 2007 9:20:17 PM

I did not read about this "revision 1" chipset. What is this all about?
September 15, 2007 10:18:22 PM

rev x
is bios updates for mainboards
September 15, 2007 10:22:30 PM

Oh its a bios update? So even if I get the Rev 1 I can simply update the BIOS later? I was under the impression it was a hardware thing
September 15, 2007 10:43:27 PM

yes its bios updates and look her for example in the comparison sheet made by GIGABYTE
ducts/Motherboard/Products_ComparisonSheet.aspx?ProductID=2454,2423,2288
September 16, 2007 4:28:47 AM
September 16, 2007 4:49:55 AM

Here is a thread with some talk about the X38 and the Revision 1 hardware at launch vs Rev 2 shortly after launch.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=158586&page=2

This isn't where I originally read about this but its what I found the fastest. Since I saw it somewhere else first its obviously talked about in several locations throughout the tech community.
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