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Poll Results: Which one?

 
  • 22% (7)
    P5B Deluxe
  • 35% (11)
    P5N32
  • 6% (2)
    QuadGT
  • 12% (4)
    DS3
  • 22% (7)
    other
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post #11 of 23
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post #12 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Digikid View Post
and better performance than the 9xx series....you forgot to mention that.
how do you mean better performance, clock for clock i didnt think that a nforce board beat out a 965 on the 1066 strap or a 975 board, i guess i could be wrong but it couldnt be by much at all if it does
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post #13 of 23
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Any last input? Looks like Im gonna go with the P5N32
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post #14 of 23
I would go for the p5n. the 680i chipset provides better performance, and possibly better oc capabilities than the chipset in the p5b-d. Witnessed first hand, side by side.
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post #15 of 23
did you consider one of the new p35 chipset guys, i found the asus one for around $150 at a couple of places, i was seeing over at xs that they were doing 600+ fsb
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post #16 of 23
Note that if you like HDD bandwidth, the ICH8R on the P5B deluxe beats the nVidia offerings hands down... not the mention Matrix RAID.

If you stay single (and you should if you don't have a monitor larger than 24"), get the P5B Deluxe.

Otherwise, the ASUS P5N32-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI. The others should not even be considered.

the Quad GT seems nice, but still too many problems that I keep hearing about.

The DS3 is budget... nice for budget, but if you have the money for a P5B Deluxe... then it's out.

The P5B Plus is the successor of the P5B-E, and is thus not as good as the Deluxe. A very nice board though and my first pick in the $150 range.

MADMAX of course has a good point... the Asus P5K should be included in your choices as an alternative for the P5B Deluxe. Initial performance regarding overclocking seems insane. Of course, NO SLI.
    
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post #17 of 23
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Hmm Im not going SLI right now but I would like to keep a slot open for future upgrades.
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post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by J3r3my View Post
Hmm Im not going SLI right now but I would like to keep a slot open for future upgrades.
Well, if I was in that boat, I'd get the p5n32. I don't know about the HDD bandwidth that Chozart mentioned, but like I said, my dad had identical parts to me except cheaper RAM and a 680i chipset mobo.

He outperformed me by a good 1000 points with a smaller OC on his GPU than I had.
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post #19 of 23
If future upgrades mean SLI... the 680i based asus.

If future upgrades mean... something else that needs a physical PCI-E x16 slot, but not necessarily the bandwidth... then the P5B Deluxe or the P5K are the top picks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by d3mig0d View Post
Well, if I was in that boat, I'd get the p5n32. I don't know about the HDD bandwidth that Chozart mentioned, but like I said, my dad had identical parts to me except cheaper RAM and a 680i chipset mobo.

He outperformed me by a good 1000 points with a smaller OC on his GPU than I had.
1000 points in WHAT??
    
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post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
1000 points in WHAT??
Oh yeah, my bad, 3dmark06.
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