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Old March 17, 2011, 09:14 AM
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Mentioned in the conclusion is the fact the the extra $20 for the EVO is not worth it, I'm just wondering but why not? Is it not the same board with a bit better cooling, power/reset buttons on board and an extra ethernet port? Or is it missing something the Pro has? I only ask cause that doesn't sound to bad for an extra $20.
You actually don't need the extra-cooling on these boards, neither the chipsets nor the MOSFETs get particularly hot even when doing serious overclocking.

The extra LAN port is not something that most people make use of in my experience. It is nice to have as a backup, but not for an extra 10%.

So in my eyes, the $20 premium is really only for the onboard power/reset buttons. *I* love having them, but let's be honest, most people build their system and don't open the case again until it's upgrade time.
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What EVGA boards are you speaking of? Only one I have is P55 FTW and it is awesome. I love the bios switch.
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I agree, a screwdriver or home made switch does the same thing as power and reset buttons, extra cooling is not necessary, and very few need a second ethernet. $20 upgrade is pointless IMO
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You actually don't need the extra-cooling on these boards, neither the chipsets nor the MOSFETs get particularly hot even when doing serious overclocking.

The extra LAN port is not something that most people make use of in my experience. It is nice to have as a backup, but not for an extra 10%.

So in my eyes, the $20 premium is really only for the onboard power/reset buttons.
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What EVGA boards are you speaking of? Only one I have is P55 FTW and it is awesome. I love the bios switch.
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i never really had problem problem ocing a classified, 760, it's the best board i've used, but my sabertooth p67 is so smooth, those SB chips are real fun to play with.
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How is the vanilla P8P67? Is there a comparison chart somewhere to see the different flavours of ASUS P67 boards and how they compare?
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SKYMTL, this review is definitely one of the best I ever came across! Thank you very, very much.

I was especially fascinated by the photos in the installation and layout section showing how RAM and CPU cooler interfere. Fantastic!

I wonder, though, if things might improve once the fan would have been installed on the other side of the CPU cooler (mounted in reverse and operated in "pull mode", of course). Or will this decrease the cooler's performance that much?

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You know that MAC was the author of the review right?
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How is the vanilla P8P67? Is there a comparison chart somewhere to see the different flavours of ASUS P67 boards and how they compare?


Note that the Evo/Deluxe also comes with a PLX chip. Pro has Intel NIC while the Vanilla uses Realtek.
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Thanks Deviant,

Picked up a P8P67 Vanilla today. Not worth $30 for SLI support as I'm building with a 6850 and giving up an eSATA port and PCIe slot is no big deal as I have a pretty minimalistic build going.
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