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P5b DELUXE for the win very very good...

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Processor....oh and that P5W DH deluxe better than p5b deluxe is cr** cuz in performance tests P5B Deluxe won the most of them
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Originally Posted by Jay1ty0 View Post
P5b DELUXE for the win very very good...

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Processor....oh and that P5W DH deluxe better than p5b deluxe is cr** cuz in performance tests P5B Deluxe won the most of them
Not true. P5W DH is better than the P5B Deluxe. However, I would choice either Abit AB9 Quad GT or Intel D975XBXB2 as a motherboard. Each are much better than the P5B Dlx.
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post #83 of 141
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Originally Posted by francishmt View Post
Great review of boards!!! May I add the suggestion to include information on whether the board has Quad-Core support?? My $0.02.

Francis
Good Idea, Added.

Note: all but the silly biostar board supports Quad core processors
    
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post #84 of 141
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
Not true. P5W DH is better than the P5B Deluxe. However, I would choice either Abit AB9 Quad GT or Intel D975XBXB2 as a motherboard. Each are much better than the P5B Dlx.
Agreed 100% here.
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post #85 of 141
If anyone is interested Micro Center is selling the
D975XBX2 at $175.99. I thought that it is a decent price for this board.

I am thinking of getting the new e4300 because of the 9x multiplier (similar to e6600, half the cost). Would the D975XBX2 a good candidate if I want to reach 400mhz FSB (3.6Ghz)? The other reason for getting a high multiplier CPU is that so I don't have to spend a lot of money getting the crazy fast ram to make the system stable. At 400Mhz I would only need DDR-800Mhz (PC 6400) memory, correct?
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Yes, that's a good board. 400mhz FSB should be fine. and yes, that's only ddr2-800.
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Wowza, can you put the QuadGT on there.
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post #88 of 141
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
Wowza, can you put the QuadGT on there.
Bump. Id like to see it on there too.
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My bad if somebody already answered the question. Short on time couldn't read all of the above.


I will soon get a cheap Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 with Zalman 9500 in April. When the Core 2 quad comes down to $266 in the Q3, is my CPU socket compatible?
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Yes, your motherboard is compatible with Core2Duos, you might need to flash to the latest BIOS though.

Google FTW!

http://www.pcchips.com.tw/PCCWeb/Pro...uID=92&LanID=2

The only BIOS version i can find for your board is 070115, which can be found here: http://www.pcchips.com.tw/PCCWeb/Pro...etailName=BIOS
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