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post #11 of 40
I will be selling my P5W.... So if your are interested, give me a PM.

P5B is better for FSB
P5W is better for graphics and PCI add ons (it has more PCI slots)

I also thing P5W can take a little more heat that the 965.
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This is funny,arguing which is better. The only difference you will see a 2mb vs. 4mb cache is from benchmark numbers. real world,no difference what so ever.
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This is funny,arguing which is better. The only difference you will see a 2mb vs. 4mb cache is from benchmarks numbers. real world,no difference what so ever.
Thank you.

Also, P5b-dlx+e6300 (no point in getting an e6400 with that HZ D9)= $357

e6600+P5W=$556

$556-$357=$199 difference...not worth the negligible performance increase. *Unless you NEED the features that the P5W has to offer (which it doesnt sound like)

Get an e6300 and a P5B Deluxe (your ram will take you to 3.5ghz+) and save $200.. spend it somewhere else.
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This is funny,arguing which is better. The only difference you will see a 2mb vs. 4mb cache is from benchmark numbers. real world,no difference what so ever.
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A lot of the things we do don't carry over real world results. It is a hobby....

And if you slack 5% on the CPU, 5% on the memory, 5% on the video card, and 5% on the HDD because they don't offer any real world difference.... Well now you do have a real world difference.
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A lot of the things we do don't carry over real world results. It is a hobby....

And if you slack 5% on the CPU, 5% on the memory, 5% on the video card, and 5% on the HDD because they don't offer any real world difference.... Well now you do have a real world difference.
yeah,but if your on a budget it matters. Plus,you can always OC the cpu. That's the point of Overclocking,You buy a cheap cpu and OC it equal/better to a $1000 cpu to save money.
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yeah,but if your on a budget it matters. Plus,you can always OC the cpu. That's the point of Overclocking,You buy a cheap cpu and OC it equal/better to a $1000 cpu to save money.
I would disagree. Although this is very trivial. Overclocking enthusiast have two variates (and some in between). There are those budget computer enthusiast (you and I), and those who overclock expensive hardware for the fun of it (coolar, Kingpin).
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I would disagree. Although this is very trivial. Overclocking enthusiast have two variates (and some in between). There are those budget computer enthusiast (you and I), and those who overclock expensive hardware for the fun of it (coolar, Kingpin).
Yup,but we're talking about the Poster and he's on a budget
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post #18 of 40
if your planning on getting dual video cards get the P5W. if not get the P5B. a lot of people have the p5b and say its one of the best OCing boards. i have the p5w and love it to death (not literally of course).

just make sure you get the e6600, the extra 2mb cache will make your system go zoom
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Although this is very trivial.
Now I will agree with this statement on principle.
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I'd rather get the e6600 for future proof.
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