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Old August 26, 2008, 07:17 PM
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If you were building a SFF Lanbox out of these two boards which would pick and why?

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




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

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Old August 26, 2008, 08:43 PM
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I'd pick the second simply because of the XFire Support and the newer/better Chipset.
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Old August 27, 2008, 04:13 AM
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If you wish to oc that lanbox, the P5K-VM is the King of the Hill.
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Old August 27, 2008, 05:13 AM
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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.
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Old August 27, 2008, 05:21 AM
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The DFI.
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Old August 27, 2008, 05:31 AM
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I was thinking about putting the board into a Antec Mini P180
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Old August 27, 2008, 05:38 AM
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Personally I like the Silverstone Sugo much better for a Lanbox.
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Old August 27, 2008, 06:21 PM
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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.
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So Asus has traded the puke gold PCB for brown instead. Nice... Why can't Asus just make all their PCBs black?
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