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mythy
11-29-07, 08:06 PM
Yep thats right I'm going to P35. I originally planned for SLI but forget that crap. My 680iA1 is for sale in the sale section and I am looking at ordering this MB instead... What do you think?

P5K-E (http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=534&l4=0&model=1866&modelmenu=1)

http://usa.asus.com/999/images/products/1866/1866_l.jpg

hirantha
11-29-07, 08:10 PM
go for x38 DDR2

mythy
11-29-07, 08:11 PM
Why I hate crossfire :p Thats all it adds :) That board up top is $120 why pay $100 for another 16X electrical slot :(

top3koms
11-29-07, 09:53 PM
I have a P5K Deluxe to get rid of if you would be interested in that one.Was a great board ,worked perfectly.I just moved on to the x38 variant.I have a 100% positive feedback ebay account.If the board strikes your interest make me an offer via pm and I will be happy to provide my credentials.I was actually about to put it on ebay very soon.

Technoholic
11-30-07, 03:06 AM
I'm looking for motherboard too... Whether to go with P35 or X38 board. I'm looking for something with PCIe-16x 2.0 and overclocks very good as in going from 3Ghz to 4Ghz.

andy_nv
11-30-07, 07:07 AM
Happy with my P5K vanilla, don't know why I swapped the P5B-E for it since both are on the Penryn support list (dual & quad). I take a bit of comfort in the fact that I managed to squeeze 100MHz more from the Q6600. :D

Digital_Trans
11-30-07, 08:33 AM
I love my Asus Maximus Formula SE Intel X38 Chipset based motherboard. Intel did it right with this chipset the very first time. If it's that solid with the X38 series then all I can say is wow the X48 will be even better and beyond! :)
Intel X38 beats the hell out of any nForce chipset I've ever used. It took my memory the very first time I installed it which is 4GB Corsair Dominator series clocked at 1066MHz to where nForce 680i and 780i both *****ted out on me everytime...
I didn't give up on computing... I gave up on nForce chipsets because they suck a$$ and are over rated.

Yaboze
11-30-07, 08:44 AM
I have the P5K-Deluxe, love it so far. (xmasmile)

Technoholic
11-30-07, 09:13 AM
Are there any research that proves that future high end gfx card PCI-Express 16x 2.0 will be used?

Gorion
11-30-07, 09:51 AM
The new ATI 3850/3870 are pcie 2.0

Amuro
11-30-07, 10:01 AM
I love my Asus Maximus Formula SE Intel X38 Chipset based motherboard. Intel did it right with this chipset the very first time. If it's that solid with the X38 series then all I can say is wow the X48 will be even better and beyond! :)
Intel X38 beats the hell out of any nForce chipset I've ever used. It took my memory the very first time I installed it which is 4GB Corsair Dominator series clocked at 1066MHz to where nForce 680i and 780i both *****ted out on me everytime...
I didn't give up on computing... I gave up on nForce chipsets because they suck a$$ and are over rated.
What BIOS are you using? I had the Maximus Formula SE for a night, and couldn't stand it. It worked fine until I updated BIOS to 0901... BSODs left and right, coudln't even reformat... had to return the board.

Technoholic
11-30-07, 10:56 AM
The new ATI 3850/3870 are pcie 2.0
I see, but what are the cons if we don't use 2.0? Not that I will go ATI, but I want to know what's the disadvantage of it.

Gorion
11-30-07, 12:17 PM
I'm sure there was a compatability thread I have read here a while back. I'm not sure if 2.0 cards are compatable with non 2.0 mb's or not but I would like to think they are.

nekrosoft13
11-30-07, 12:20 PM
they are compatible with PCIe 1.1 boards

FastRedPonyCar
11-30-07, 02:21 PM
I didn't give up on computing... I gave up on nForce chipsets because they suck a$$ and are over rated.

ehh... I wouldnt' go so far as to say that as the system in my sig has been rock solid from day one and for $140 back when they first came out.

That being said, since I'm not planning on running SLI any time soon, my next mobo won't necessarily be nforce... probably whatever the latest greatest intel chipset is to be honest. If I were building a system right now, I'd probably jump on the P5E. The maximus formula and maximus extreme look pretty hard core but cater to the guys that I think demand more than I do. My days of squeezing the absolute last mhz out of the system are long gone.

But yeah when I was originally shopping in january for a mobo, I was planning on using a pair of GTS's so I wanted an sli board.