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will it equal my ultra-d?

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I fancy buying the RDX200 due to the fact I have an ATI card and absolutely no intention to go SLI. I currently have an ultra D running my opteron 165 at 2.6Ghz (289 HT) 24/7. My only reason for wanting to change is the better board layout available by both this and the xpert board. Is this worth doing or should bit the bullet and get the xpert even though SLI is not for me?
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Scott

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[quote name='ExtraPickles']How is the layout going to be of any benefit? Just curious...

I'd stick with the Ultra-D.

-pickles[/quote]

Its the cpu socket facing the wrong way its messing up my case cooling hence increasing heat and noise

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Although I'm pretty happy with the RDX200 CF-DR layout, I'm not convinced it is better than the Ultra-D layout. On the RDX200 the CPU cooler and the PSU intake are slightly offset, which doesn't benefit case cooling either. No big differences, but it might be better otherwise.

Anyway, I wouldn't spend this much money just to change layout. The RDX200 has other pros (and cons), you might want to consider those (4 x 512 MB @ 1T for example). Layout comes a distant second (or tenth)...

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good luck getting it to overclock like your Ultra-D

I've been able to get a decent overclock with Ballistix PC4000 on the RDX, but other than that...its not even in the same league as an Ultra-D or any of our Lanparty NF4 boards

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[quote name='Quadrifoglio']Although I'm pretty happy with the RDX200 CF-DR layout, I'm not convinced it is better than the Ultra-D layout. On the RDX200 the CPU cooler and the PSU intake are slightly offset, which doesn't benefit case cooling either. No big differences, but it might be better otherwise.

Anyway, I wouldn't spend this much money just to change layout. The RDX200 has other pros (and cons), you might want to consider those (4 x 512 MB @ 1T for example). Layout comes a distant second (or tenth)...[/quote]


about 4x double-ranked dimms @ 1T...you better take a read before you keep repeating such things to others who might actually believe you:

[url="http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=48633"]http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=48633[/url]

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I do think it should not be overlooked; for me it's the reason I bought this board. Mine works 24+ hours Prime95 and I never had a crash during gaming or other 3D apps. Turning to 2T is definitely slower. I guess the mem controller and mem chips have to be right too to get it to work at 1T.

But I see what you're getting at, so I guess I will stop repeating it then...

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well I have the RDX200 now but I havent opened it I have heard more and more bad things about the board since i ordered it Im pretty sure im going to send it back

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aww dude dont send it back, its a great m/b.
O/c s like beauty for me, running 24/7 3Ghz.

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