DFI introduce new LANparty Blood Iron BI-P43-T34 motherboard

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DFI introduce new LANparty Blood Iron BI-P43-T34 motherboard
dfi bi-p43-t34 motherboardWhile now superseded by Intel’s LGA 1156 and LGA 1366 i5/i7 platforms, it looks like the venerable LGA775 socket still has life left in it yet, as DFI release a new LANparty motherboard, the Blood Iron BI-P43-T43.
It may seem a little unusual for DFI to release a 775 board this late in the platforms life, however the Core2 processors, especially when overclocked are adequate for most users, myself included. Ever since its humble beginnings way back when the first enthusiasts (myself included) started experimenting with Intel’s ‘Dothan’ core Pentium M CPU’s (the Core Duo was based on this design, and then evolved into the Core2) on desktop systems, the Core architecture has been recognized as bandwidth-hungry, benefiting from a. This may explain DFI’s decision to release a new 775 board supporting DDR3.
The motherboard itself is nothing revolutionary, being a basic entry level board. The thing that sets this Blood Iron apart from other entry level boards though, is its lineage. DFI’s Blood Iron series have made a name for themselves as lean, mean, no-frills overclocking boards. When I say no-frills, I don’t mean that it’s not got some nice features though, and here they are:
• Intel P43 + ICH10
• Supports Intel Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors in the LGA 775 package
• Supports Dual CH DDR3 800/1066/1333(O.C.)MHz
• Supports FSB up to 1333MHz
• ABS II, CPU Auto Upgrade Technology
• PCI Express x16 for graphics card
• Gigabit LAN
• Realtek ALC885 7.1 CH HD Audio
As you can see, the DFI doesn’t support crossfire or SLI, or have a convoluted heatpipe cooling system which is more for show than function, but for the target market of power users and overclockers on a budget, that’s just fine. The board has a 4-phase digital PWM, with no cooling on it at all and we don’t know if that will affect overclocking ability, but this isn’t a board isn’t designed to break world records, and for the average user running air cooling it should be more than adequate.
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28-10-2009, 08:32:59

Not one to blatently advertize, but I thought this was a pretty good deal for £241. Not wholey the grandest of components, but ofc u do have Scan's customer service behind u.

Imo, it's a quality psu and a graphics card away from playing whatever game u want.

Can't direct link to it, u need to scroll the page to looksee : http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

Xclio 6010 Black (Silver Alumin Front) Midi Tower Case w/o PSU Hi End
500W Ezcool PSU Silent 80mm Fan 24pin+4pin ATX v2.03 (OEM)
Intel Pentium Dual-Core, E5300, S775, Wolfdale, 2.6 GHz, 2MB Cache, 13x Core Ratio, 65W, Retail
4GB (2x2GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800), 240 Pins, Non-ECC, Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-18
Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L iG31 Express, S775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 1066(OC)/ 800 MHz, SATA II, Micro ATX
1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ, OEM
LG GH22NS50 22x DVD±R, 16xDVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RWx6 ,12xRAM SATA, Black, OEM
2 x 45cm Akasa AK-CB053 SATA II cable with Latch connector - Red Cable
Serial ATA Power Converter RB-414, 4pin Molex to 15pin SATA (normal PSU to SATA/SATAII) 20cm

Akasa cables - YES! Definitely a deal maker !

28-10-2009, 08:34:53

even just chucking a £60 4670 in that, no need for new PSU, and its a decent rig for 300 notes, not bad at all

28-10-2009, 08:36:27

Yeah I agree, u could get some juice out of the existing psu.

Thing at the back of my mind is they state SATA power converter thingies, which prob means it's an old, almost p4 style psu.

28-10-2009, 10:21:18

The i7 bundle seems damn good vfm too :)

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