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whats the big difference between the P5B-E and P5B- Deluxe, besides SLI and copper heat pipe, does it overclock better in anyway? because im rite about to place an order and i cannot decide which one to get. the deluxe version is 30 dollars more. help me out.
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whats the big difference between the P5B-E and P5B- Deluxe, besides SLI and copper heat pipe, does it overclock better in anyway? because im rite about to place an order and i cannot decide which one to get. the deluxe version is 30 dollars more. help me out.
The deluxe will give you a higher overclock, and it also has more features, and as you mentioned: better cooling.

Go for the deluxe, you won't be dissapointed.
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^ Don't know about getting a higher OC, maybe if you're running on stock NB cooling, etc. They're essentially the same board underneath.
    
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well i am planning to cool the cpu with the zalman 9500, so will the deluxe make a big difference in overclocking?
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post #5 of 17
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The deluxe will give you a higher overclock, and it also has more features, and as you mentioned: better cooling.

Go for the deluxe, you won't be dissapointed.
The Deluxe is just more externally feature rich as well as a few more bios options and as far as hardware it's got an extra pci-e slot as you mentioned as well as better connector placements for (possibly) better cooling.

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^ Don't know about getting a higher OC, maybe if you're running on stock NB cooling, etc. They're essentially the same board underneath.
I'm not sure either, but from looking @ the specs on newegg, the Deluxe has an 8-pin +12v and the -E only has 4-pin +12v, meaning the board can (possibly) handle more voltage as well as give more voltage.
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well i am planning to cool the cpu with the zalman 9500, so will the deluxe make a big difference in overclocking?
I cannot stress how important it is for you NOT to get a 9500. It's a great heatsink but only with assistance from an 80mm+ fan, there's so much of a difference between the 9500 w/ and w/o a mounted fan on it that it should COME with another fan to actually have the customer see its full potential.

If you are going to get a aftermarket CPU cooler, get a Tuniq Tower but since they're out of stock once again. I would say a SCYTHE MINE, just don't get a 9500 unless you want an extra fan on it.
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post #7 of 17
the P5B-E can clock very high and close to the P5B. there are 2 revisions of the P5B-E board. 1.01g has adjustent for vdimm up to 2.1. On the 1.02g the vdimm goes up to 2.45. Also the 1.01g has no adjustment for the northbridge(vMCH). The 1.02g is 1.4V~1.7V on vMCH.

anandtech

They say the 1.02g will just be sold under the same name without notifiying the buyer which one they get. So you cant be guranteed to get the better 1.02g. In my opinion you should just get the deluxe its only $30 more.
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post #8 of 17
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the P5B-E can clock very high and close to the P5B. there are 2 revisions of the P5B-E board. 1.01g has adjustent for vdimm up to 2.1. On the 1.02g the vdimm goes up to 2.45. Also the 1.01g has no adjustment for the northbridge(vMCH). The 1.02g is 1.4V~1.7V on vMCH.

anandtech

They say the 1.02g will just be sold under the same name without notifiying the buyer which one they get. So you cant be guranteed to get the better 1.02g. In my opinion you should just get the deluxe its only $30 more.
I'm pretty sure that (if it came to this) if he didn't get the newer 1.02g version of the board he could complain to ASUS for not being given the best of what he payed for, and easily send in a 1.01g version and get a 1.02g version, especially after the update was implemented.l

Especially if you show them this via email:

1.02g 1.01g
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post #9 of 17
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^ Don't know about getting a higher OC, maybe if you're running on stock NB cooling, etc. They're essentially the same board underneath.

madness if u are not geting the delux get a gigabyte ds3 NEVER get a non delux p5b
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madness if u are not geting the delux get a gigabyte ds3 NEVER get a non delux p5b
I ordered one regardless. bigval got the E and told me it was cool but I opted for the deluxe just in case.
    
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