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What makes the Deluxe so much better? The only real difference I can see is:
1.) the South Bridge, which gives you RAID options, but the P5B-E has the ICH8R south bridge.
2.) The Deluxe has 2 PCI-E x16 slots (is it SLI or CF capable?)
3.) A few ports I wouldn't use anyway (firewire, PCI-E x1, a lot of SATA ports, etc)

What makes the Deluxe such a better OCer? They both have the same FSB, the same memory compatibility... I just don't get how $50 is worth it to get the Deluxe over the regular P5B...

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get the deluxe. its a better overclocker then the vanilla board.
    
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I asked why. I know it's better, but all of the specs seem to match up, so what makes it that much better is what I'm asking. I'm not planning on buying anytime soon (waiting til K8L comes out to choose) but I still wanted to know why the Deluxe is so much better.
    
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Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
I asked why. I know it's better, but all of the specs seem to match up, so what makes it that much better is what I'm asking. I'm not planning on buying anytime soon (waiting til K8L comes out to choose) but I still wanted to know why the Deluxe is so much better.
well I think you answered your self in the first post. It comes with more, and its more feature ridden. Better RAID options, Crossfire ready. ect the list goes on .
    
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post #5 of 7
I know the answer! I know the answer!

The North Bridge FSB straps are set differently

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...p965-975x.html
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Higher voltage limits = more juice to OC with. Nuff said.
    
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It just pwns..
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