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First Look: DFI LANParty UT X58 T3eH8

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p3n 18th November 2008, 12:33 Quote
When I win the lottery I'll make a proper workstation to play WoW on! - Any word on price?
airchie 18th November 2008, 12:36 Quote
Never was a fan of DFI tbh.
I like the idea that they have concentrated on quality before cost but when you see stuff like the crappy flappy heatsink out the back held in by two flimsy-looking screws, you ave to wonder if they've put the requisite thought into all aspects of the board or just certain (marketable?) areas?
bowman 18th November 2008, 12:45 Quote
Already ordered my P6T, but the LANParty Jr is tempting. Putting an X58 mATX board in one of those cute Lian Li micro cubes would be nice.
The Infamous Mr D 18th November 2008, 13:15 Quote
It's definitely oodles of bling and e-peen - typically DFI for sure.

But a floppy port?? Why?? Your average e-peenie who buys DFI boards is only about twelve years old and thinks CD's are "old skool"...
Shielder 18th November 2008, 13:26 Quote
You need a floppy if you're installing XP though right?

Looking at some of the photos, what is that rod underneath the NB heatsink?

Andy

P.S. Happy with my X38 (for the mo). Who would have thought that it would be 2 generations old in less than 8 months after buying it...
kiwik 18th November 2008, 14:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by Shielder
You need a floppy if you're installing XP though right?
Only if your HDDs are in RAID.
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Originally Posted by The Infamous Mr D
But a floppy port?? Why?? Your average e-peenie who buys DFI boards is only about twelve years old and thinks CD's are "old skool"...
Wtf is this ****?
perplekks45 18th November 2008, 16:13 Quote
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The enthusiast arena is heating up like a cook-off with the Devil, and who will win in the X58 war (or will no one because they will all be too expensive)?
The latter.

I'll definitely wait for cheaper boards (w/o the words (E)Xtreme or Deluxe in the name). As I said earlier, maybe in August/September next year. Together with a nice AMD 5xxx? Who knows? I don't really think many people are willing to spend roughly 800-900 quid on MB, CPU and RAM alone.
salesman 18th November 2008, 16:54 Quote
I would spend that much money trouble is i don't have that much money.
Redbeaver 18th November 2008, 17:10 Quote
if i have the money i'd buy this puppy without second thought.

oh, and floppy is still thing with all the flashes going across the board when tweaking the bios.

12 yr olds? i think not.

dfi forever!
mclean007 18th November 2008, 17:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by kiwik
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Originally Posted by Shielder
You need a floppy if you're installing XP though right?
Only if your HDDs are in RAID.
AND you don't know how to slipstream a RAID driver. It's trivial.
Ending Credits 18th November 2008, 17:34 Quote
*obligatory DFI fanboy comment*

Have to go and call ebuyer now and see if they'll RMA my 790FXB. :(
Jasio 18th November 2008, 18:30 Quote
Personally, the DFI LANParty UT X58 T3eH8 isn't that impressive...
I'm waiting for the DFI LANParty UT X58 T3eH8aBi9z101k5g88z0 -- I've heard it's got even more acronyms to throw at you.

But in all seriousness... looks good, I've liked DFI boards but their selection often left much to be desired. Hopefully they'll wake up.
ChaosDefinesOrder 18th November 2008, 19:04 Quote
I'd prefer it in orange!
quonset.sun 18th November 2008, 20:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by Shielder
Looking at some of the photos, what is that rod underneath the NB heatsink?
I think you're seeing one of the two mounting rods for the heatsink. The lower one looks doubly long due to it being reflected in the heatsink...
lewchenko 18th November 2008, 20:47 Quote
if this is yet another £200+ i7 motherboard then forget it ! DFI are normally expensive so it seems likely.

Motherboard manufacturer's seem to have all added on an extra £100 this generation.
kiwik 18th November 2008, 21:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by mclean007
AND you don't know how to slipstream a RAID driver. It's trivial.
How can you make these kinds of assumptions about me?
Jasio 18th November 2008, 22:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by lewchenko
if this is yet another £200+ i7 motherboard then forget it ! DFI are normally expensive so it seems likely.

Motherboard manufacturer's seem to have all added on an extra £100 this generation.

X58 is the "cream of the crop" as far Intel's consumer chipsets go. You'll have to wait until P55 rears its head in 2009 to get access to more affordable motherboards for the i7 platform.
bowman 18th November 2008, 22:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jasio
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Originally Posted by lewchenko
if this is yet another £200+ i7 motherboard then forget it ! DFI are normally expensive so it seems likely.

Motherboard manufacturer's seem to have all added on an extra £100 this generation.

X58 is the "cream of the crop" as far Intel's consumer chipsets go. You'll have to wait until P55 rears its head in 2009 to get access to more affordable motherboards for the i7 platform.

P55 won't work with the i7, it won't have QPI. It'll connect to Lynnfield and Havendale processors on the LGA1156 socket via DMI, and who knows what those will be called (unimaginative minds say it'll be 'i5', probably).

X58 is the only LGA1366 game in town for at least a year and a half - if there is an X68 it will be like the X48, just a die shrink. The X58 is a 130nm chip so it wouldn't hurt..
Bindibadgi 18th November 2008, 23:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by bowman
The X58 is a 130nm chip so it wouldn't hurt..

It's a 65nm chip.
Mankz 18th November 2008, 23:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
It's a 65nm chip.

Ouch, thats gotta sting :p
[USRF]Obiwan 19th November 2008, 11:49 Quote
I wait till the summer 2009 maybe then I can import cheap from USA the collapsed us dollar that is doing 5 dollar for one euro (hopefully). Seeing now that they seem to let GM go bankrupt any moment...
HourBeforeDawn 24th November 2008, 22:22 Quote
well I do like the idea of removing the find on the north bridge portion of the heatpipe so you can attack a chipset waterblock to it, ^__^
Xtrafresh 28th November 2008, 15:41 Quote
these boards only enter my house in my imagination :(

One good thing about this board though is the PCIe distribution:
two 4870x2's in the x16 slots
Areca RAID controller in the x8 slot
And a ioDrive in the final x4 slot.

You'd have to watercool those 4870x2's to get it all shoehorned in there, but the good news is that you'll then have room for a soundcard and a TV card in the remaining PCI slots.

*drool*

On a more serious note: I'd really like to see a board like this without those fugly connector colours. I still like it though. :)
Pookeyhead 10th December 2008, 15:35 Quote
Any news on a release date? Did that one pass me by?

When's a review of one with a BIOS due?

I've earmarked this board for my next build if you give it a good review (deffo decided to go i7). I'm a bit of a DFI fanboi to be honest... but not radical enough to buy one if it's rubbish.

Patiently awaiting a review ;)
Bindibadgi 10th December 2008, 15:40 Quote
Um few weeks... we're waiting on an MP sample that's in the post.
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