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I will be ordering my new machine tonight and I'm having trouble deciding between the P5b(965) and the P5w(975x). Can someone summarize the differences maybe?
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post #2 of 16
P5B- better overclocker
P5WDH- ATI crossfire, better for forcing nvidia SLi. good overclocker too, just not as good.

If you don't plan on going SLI, just stick with the P5B-deluxe.
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I think it depends on the multi that your CPU allows. If I am not confused the lesser Conroes fare best on the P5WDH due to their high multi--the P5B has no problem breaking into the stratosphere with the FSB so lower multi CPUS like the E6700, E6800 fare best on it where the P5WDH would have trouble pushing their limit due to issues busting a high FSB.

I think that's the deciding factor on those two excellent Mobos.
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post #4 of 16
well are you getting the p5b or the p5b deluxe because the regular p5b without any mods isnt very good for ocing
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post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by CyberDruid View Post
I think it depends on the multi that your CPU allows. If I am not confused the lesser Conroes fare best on the P5WDH dues to their high multi--the P5B has no problem breaking into the stratosphere with the FSB so lower multi CPUS like the E6700, E6800 fare best on it where the P5WDH would haved trouble pushing their limit due to issues busting a high FSB
I think yu have it backwards...lol.

the e6300 and e6400 have a lower multi...
which would require higher FSB...not the other way around...
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post #6 of 16
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Just bought my system, complete with a p5b deluxe. Got some excellent advice from someone on XS topped of by cgrado. Thx all.
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post #7 of 16
i'd go with p5b deluxe... since i have, and have no regrets.
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post #8 of 16
P5B Deluxe all the way. You can even force SLI if you don't plan it and somehow want it after. P5B deluxe is the best for OCing and P5W is for Crossfire if you want it. Better to stick with one better card then two lower end cards.
    
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Originally Posted by Sideburns View Post
I think yu have it backwards...lol.

the e6300 and e6400 have a lower multi...
which would require higher FSB...not the other way around...
I believe you are correct sir--I defer to you.
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post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by CyberDruid View Post
I believe you are correct sir--I defer to you.
lol, i was going to say that but then my mom called me down for dinner.
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