DFI Lanparty LT X38-T2R Motherboard

Conclusion

Conclusion
 
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!
 
 
The Good
• 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.
 
The Mediocre
• Memory slots a tad close to first PCI-E slot.
• Harder to get hold of than a nuclear warhead.
 
The Bad
• Nothing to report.
 
 
Overclock3D Performance Award
 
 
Thanks to DFI for making this review possible. Discuss the review in our forums.
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Most Recent Comments

13-02-2008, 18:23:53

FarFarAway
I know where you live and I know you still have the board in your possessionQuote

13-02-2008, 18:24:10

ionicle
looks sweet, i love the green theme Quote

13-02-2008, 18:35:43

Bungral
Yeah quality review Jim as ever.. That board does look swish! And preforms as well to it seems.

Shame there isn't better availability over here Quote

13-02-2008, 19:12:26

Daza
Looks nice but a tad late in my opinion with the X48 boards coming out soon and no real gains over the T2R Ive got.Quote

13-02-2008, 20:42:28

darkorb
WOW!!!

SUCH A NICE BOARD!!

i was waiting for somebody to review this board, as i had had my eyes on it for the longest time.

Such a nice looking board, and what a performer, gonna be getting this 100% in my next build.Quote
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