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    Is the DFI DK X58-T3eH6, Intel X58 a good board?

    On today only at Scan.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/product.aspx?ProductId=28370

    Is anyone using this board at the moment?

    Do you think it's a good buy, re reliability etc. Seems to have no e-sata, going to use it with a i core 930.

    I need to make a purchase if opinions are favourable by tomorrow.

    All comments appreciated, thank you for looking.
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    Re: Is the DFI DK X58-T3eH6, Intel X58 a good board?

    dfi boards are fantastic. i have the matx version of that board arriving tomorrow. i also have the p45 matx boards all of them are very good boards.
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    Re: Is the DFI DK X58-T3eH6, Intel X58 a good board?

    Thank you for your reply, never used DFi before, do you think the lack of E-sata is big minus?
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    Re: Is the DFI DK X58-T3eH6, Intel X58 a good board?

    Word on the DFI front is deathly silent ATM TBH...

    It's looking like they are missing Computex, when they are literally just up the road.

    Plus samples have all but died with nothing coming out of anywhere, Bit-tech or anything...

    Plus DFI sales seem to be all but dead in the UK.

    I seriously hope that they are not going to follow Abit.
    Hopefully it is just a quiet period for them

    Tip-top boards though

    Only you can answer the e-sata question, as it is only a deal breaker if you actually want it...
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    Re: Is the DFI DK X58-T3eH6, Intel X58 a good board?

    Was only a few weeks back when they released the Mini-ITX P55 board.
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Is the DFI DK X58-T3eH6, Intel X58 a good board?

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    Was only a few weeks back when they released the Mini-ITX P55 board.
    If by a few weeks you mean nearly 2 and half months...

    They have practically nothing planned it seems, unless they are keeping quiet about their hybrid stuff...
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    Re: Is the DFI DK X58-T3eH6, Intel X58 a good board?

    I have been looking for a good board, 'high' price was a problem, but this looks like a good price on today only. Other option is pay £46 more and get the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R, a very high price to pay for e-sata.
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    Re: Is the DFI DK X58-T3eH6, Intel X58 a good board?

    You could get the DFI board - they make good boards and generally have a good reputation

    If you find you absolutely need e-SATA you can add it later e.g.
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    Re: Is the DFI DK X58-T3eH6, Intel X58 a good board?

    Thany you all, DFI it is.
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    Re: Is the DFI DK X58-T3eH6, Intel X58 a good board?

    Not a wise choice if you're planning to use a Seasonic PSU (or Seasonic-built PSU, such as most of the Corsair HX range) with it.

    Mine wouldn't boot at all (with a perfectly fine Seasonic X900), and neither would many others, and the official word form DFI support on their forums was "they have known compatibility issues with Seasonic PSUs".

    Says quite a bit about DFI when they won't work with the best series of PSUs on the market, but there you go.

    Not saying it won't work, but if you get the "8B" error and no POST (even in a years time, as I did), you can almost guarantee what the problem is.

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    Re: Is the DFI DK X58-T3eH6, Intel X58 a good board?

    Now you have muddled the waters I was going to use it with a spare seasonic psu. Got to go back to the planning board. Thanks for the info. Aaargh back to square one again.
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    Re: Is the DFI DK X58-T3eH6, Intel X58 a good board?

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    Word on the DFI front is deathly silent ATM TBH...

    It's looking like they are missing Computex, when they are literally just up the road.

    Plus samples have all but died with nothing coming out of anywhere, Bit-tech or anything...

    Plus DFI sales seem to be all but dead in the UK.

    I seriously hope that they are not going to follow Abit.
    Hopefully it is just a quiet period for them

    Tip-top boards though

    Only you can answer the e-sata question, as it is only a deal breaker if you actually want it...
    they either have a complete range change planned. of are not doing too well. tbh the boards are fantastic but it the enthusiast market they cannot compete marketing wise with the 600 pound gorilla that is asus
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    Re: Is the DFI DK X58-T3eH6, Intel X58 a good board?

    DFI used to be one of the best board manufacturers for achieving high overclocks, especially on the 939 series cpu's.

    I have used gigabyte for years but i feel the standard is starting to slip as ive had 2 boards fail on me in 12months. Just built the mrs dad a pc and upgraded my HTPC, i used asus boards in both.

    Ide see if asus make a nice board and consider one.

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    Re: Is the DFI DK X58-T3eH6, Intel X58 a good board?

    Got the DFI, remembered i could swap PSU's around and use the non seasonic one for the DFi.

    Thanks for all your advice.
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    Re: Is the DFI DK X58-T3eH6, Intel X58 a good board?

    I got this DFI board on the Today Only deal as well. £111 was too good a price to miss. I think the reason it was going cheap was the T3eH6A has now been released but I'm not sure what the difference is. Eitherway I'm very happy with it so far but as is typical with DFI boards they have far too many bios options!

    Go to Clunk's Forums and read Supershanks' living review of this board, it'll give some great pointers for overclocking the board :http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/revie...ng-review.html

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    Re: Is the DFI DK X58-T3eH6, Intel X58 a good board?

    I personally own a DFI x58 matx board and its been rock solid. Personally have a soft spot for the newer Gigabyte and Asus boards, but these DFI 's can not be under estimated. They are very capable boards and although mine is a mere matx it managed to clock my i7 920 to 4.2ghz stable. Manages 3.7ghz with 12GB ram so pretty decent all round.

    Only down side is the bios update method. Rather a pain. Via USB pen ect.

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