DFI Lanparty LT X38-T2R Motherboard
It's been a while since I last used a DFI motherboard, and I'm certainly glad that we got reintroduced. Using the X38-T2R brings back memories of the "good old times" when the NF4 SLI-D was the king of all motherboards and you didn't need a PHD in advanced Electronic Engineering just to navigate around the BIOS.
Although the X38-T2R didn't manage to smash any records as far as overclocking on our Q6600 chip was concerned, the potential is most definitely there. DFI have designed the X38-T2R for the extreme overclocker and have taken measures to ensure that using exotic methods of cooling on the board (such as LN2 or Phase change) aren't hindered by objects around the CPU socket or Northbridge area. In addition to this, the board provides some very high voltage options right out of the box, and the ability to tweak some of the finer memory settings (if you know what you're doing) should certainly help to squeeze out some extra numbers during benchmarking.
Unfortunately the board is rarer than rocking horse poo in the UK at the moment, with many of the more respected retailers not stocking the X38-T2R or any of the DFI range at all. While we hope that this will improve in the near future, it obviously makes it very hard for us to comment on the price of the board at this point. We'll keep you updated!
• Excellent build quality with high quality components.
• CPU socket area free of any obstructions - perfect for sub-zero cooling.
• No heatpipes! High quality cooler included for Northbridge.
• Comprehensive but not overly confusing BIOS.
• Overclocking on par with the best boards we've tested.
• Memory slots a tad close to first PCI-E slot.
• Harder to get hold of than a nuclear warhead.
• Nothing to report.
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