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Ok so after my bad experience with this DS3:

1. Dead board
2. Smaller than ATX (hard to work with and looks ugly in my case)
3. RAID runs off a JMicron chipset (slow burst speeds from what I've seen)

ETC.

I've been considering this board:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131070

I have my finger over the buy button right now lol. My plan is to RMA the DS3 and sell it whenever... I just want an Asus board, they're awesome. I'm willing to waste money to get one lol.

So, should I buy it?
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post #2 of 16
Why not get this instead?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131045

Has 2x PCIe16x slots, copper heatpipe cooling, and looks much better

Only $30 difference
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The good part about the board is that it has SATA Raid built into the southbridge. Although some may say the board does not overclock well, that is not true. According to anandtech, the board reached upwards of 500 FSB. I say go for it.

Anandtech link: http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...spx?i=2851&p=3
 
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post #4 of 16
Just get the P5B-Deluxe. It's proven to overclock well without mods.
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The P5B-Deluxe is too much money. It's another $50 which I dont have at a moment. I lost quite a bit of money so far on this build and it still isnt running. I wont want SLI/Crossfire (Therefore 1 PCI-E slot is good), I have an aftermarket chipset cooler if it runs hot, and the P5B-E is much cheaper.
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post #6 of 16
If you don't mind "Open Box" items for Newegg, then you can get the P5B Deluxe for $146USD shipped.
Just curious, but why are you looking through Newegg if you live in Canada?
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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by ckp64 View Post
If you don't mind "Open Box" items for Newegg, then you can get the P5B Deluxe for $146USD shipped.
Just curious, but why are you looking through Newegg if you live in Canada?
I'm not, I just went to newegg to look at the specs (their specs are awesome) and to give you guys the link.
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post #8 of 16
Oh ok .
If you really don't want to spend the extra cash for a P5B Deluxe, the next best Asus motherboard for Core 2 Duo is the P5B-E you are looking into.
AnandTech has got it passed 500FSB with an E6300.
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The P5B-E is ordered!!
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post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigvaL View Post
the P5B-E is much cheaper.
Exactly! and you'll get what you paid for.

When it comes to ASUS boards, there's a reason why there's Deluxe, Premium and vanilla. Sorry to say it but I've seen people not getting great results with the vanilla version of the ASUS boards, they're a little more for a reason besides all the fancy stuff they put on but...........

If you think the P5B-E will do the trick, good luck. It's an ASUS.
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