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BALISTX August 26, 2008 07:17 PM

SFF mATX Mobo Wars
 
If you were building a SFF Lanbox out of these two boards which would pick and why?

Motherboard #1

ASUS P5E-VM HDMI mATX LGA775 G35 - $154.99 @ NCIX

http://img.ncix.com/images/27499_3.jpg


Motherboard #2

DFI LP Jr P45-T2RS mATX LGA775 P45 - $189.99

http://img.ncix.com/images/32753_l.jpg

Rommel August 26, 2008 08:43 PM

I'd pick the second simply because of the XFire Support and the newer/better Chipset.

3.0charlie August 27, 2008 04:13 AM

If you wish to oc that lanbox, the P5K-VM is the King of the Hill.

sswilson August 27, 2008 05:13 AM

I'll second the vote for the P5K-VM on the overclocking side. First mATX board I ever saw which would OC decently.

As far as X-Fire goes.... not a lot of room in a proper SSF build to deal with that kind of heat. I'd go with a better single card solution.

SKYMTL August 27, 2008 05:21 AM

The DFI.

BALISTX August 27, 2008 05:31 AM

I was thinking about putting the board into a Antec Mini P180

SKYMTL August 27, 2008 05:38 AM

Personally I like the Silverstone Sugo much better for a Lanbox.

yycraven August 27, 2008 06:21 PM

there's the new ASUS P5QL-EM
It looks not to bad.
NCIX.com - Buy ASUS P5QL-EM LGA775 mATX DDR2 PCI-E16 1PCI GBLAN eSATA 1394 Motherboard - P5QL-EM In Canada.

BALISTX August 27, 2008 06:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yycraven (Post 83758)

So Asus has traded the puke gold PCB for :censored: brown instead. Nice... Why can't Asus just make all their PCBs black?


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