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post #1 of 24
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I wanted to choose between these two mobo's. I intend on getting G.Skill RAM (1.9-2.0V) and an E6300.

My available prices:
P5B $167
P5B-DXWIFI $234

I do NOT intend to use crossfire at all...

The only reason I'm considering the Deluxe is:
1) Better overclocking
2) More memory compatibility

But I'd rather spend the money of the limited budget on something else if the deluxe is not absolutely necessary...
post #2 of 24
By P5B deluxe has performed nearly flawlessly. The USB based onboard WiFi stinks to high heaven though. But, it is a VERY fast MoBo with the right RAM.
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post #3 of 24
I would pay the extra for the Deluxe as I have heard nothing but good things about this mobo and a good mobo is the most important part of a overclocking system.
    
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post #4 of 24
Agreed though if you can find a rev 68xxx I would go for the P5W Deluxe with the vMCH of 1.85 Its one of my favorites and allows for FSB ranges on par with the P5B Deluxe
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post #5 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sdumper
Agreed though if you can find a rev 68xxx I would go for the P5W Deluxe with the vMCH of 1.85 Its one of my favorites and allows for FSB ranges on par with the P5B Deluxe
If you are going with 667 or 800 DDR2 RAM, yeah, that's a fine board. But, if you want BIG RAM bandwidth like PC8000 or 8500, the P5B is insane.
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post #6 of 24
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I am going with DDR2 800 with bad timings. I was hoping to go with a mobo that would overclock this memory as much as possible. I also wanted to overclock the CPU a good amount. I really don’t care about the other features of the board and will almost surely not use them (ie: Wifi, Crossfire, Firewire, etc.). The only one that I might use would be Raid, but I doubt it as of yet.
post #7 of 24
I would get the P5B Deluxe (without the WiFi)...This way you can save some bucks. Here is a link:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131045
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post #8 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankenPC
By P5B deluxe has performed nearly flawlessly. The USB based onboard WiFi stinks to high heaven though. But, it is a VERY fast MoBo with the right RAM.
So when I get the P5B deluxe I should stick with my PCI wireless card?
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post #9 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by HrnyGoat
So when I get the P5B deluxe I should stick with my PCI wireless card?
that's how it seems.
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post #10 of 24
The P5B Dlx WiFi works great for me with the coax connection. It is much better then the D-Link USB connection(DWL-G122).
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