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Old December 17, 2007, 12:02 PM
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So here is my choice's I was thinking of the ASUS P5K C or the P5B Deluxe.
wondering which would be a better choice, have read reviews and both sound good.
but not sure which one to get. the P5K C is already for the 45nm up coming cpu's
and I guessing that with the P5B deluxe I would have to flash bois update to run the new 45nm cpu's . I like to run SLi some time down the road as well.

So what you guys think.
You guys already have helped me on picking which cpu to buy. Now wondering what mobo
CPU is a Intel E8400 when they come out next yr 08.
Oh yeah Video card is a BFG 8800GT 512MB OC.

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Old December 17, 2007, 12:37 PM
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None of those boards will do SLI.
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Old December 17, 2007, 01:59 PM
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yeah these boards do crossfire, ok so which mobo should i get that is close to these two mobo's
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Old December 17, 2007, 02:09 PM
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my choice ... I will go with the abit x38 ...
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Old December 17, 2007, 02:17 PM
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So you do want an SLI board?

only nvidia boards for that
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Old December 17, 2007, 08:02 PM
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yes I would like to go SLi later on, buy a second card.
OK Im thinking of triple SLi but do not know if its worth going that way yet or the Asus Maximus Formula


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Old December 17, 2007, 09:01 PM
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May I suggest an alternative?

The P5K-E?

It is already ready for 45nm future Intel cpus,
has wi-fi built in,
and it is likely that many have noticed:
these boards are rebranded P5K-Deluxe boards;
being 9 layered PCBs instead of 7, such as the
normal P5K boards.
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Old December 29, 2007, 05:59 PM
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OK, I'm still stuck on what mobo to buy, I'm at a point where I just want to buy cheap one to get my system up and running. Then
get a better one. I feel like a small kid at a candy store and not knowing which candy to get...lol
thinking gigabyte they have some good mobo's for a good price. I need help deciding..
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Old December 29, 2007, 06:44 PM
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If you want a good cheap motherboard then I would go with Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L Atx LGA775 P35 1333FSB 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 Sound Gblan Motherboard - DirectCanada - $89.11. If you don't like shopping at DC you can always pricematch it at NCIX. I've used this board and loved it. Charlie 3.0 can also testify about this board as well.
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Yup, the DS3L is cheap and stable. Runs like a charm. Great choice.
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