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Is there a difference between the P5B deluxe motherboards besides the onboard WiFi? If so, what are they?

Second, I keep seeing that the onboard sound for the wifi board is absolutely unusable and you'll need a sound card if you plan to play games on it.. is this true? is the onboard wifi any good? If not then I'm just going to buy a $65 network card with up to 108mbps and a cheaper motherboard.
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Is there a difference between the P5B deluxe motherboards besides the onboard WiFi? If so, what are they?

Second, I keep seeing that the onboard sound for the wifi board is absolutely unusable and you'll need a sound card if you plan to play games on it.. is this true? is the onboard wifi any good? If not then I'm just going to buy a $65 network card with up to 108mbps and a cheaper motherboard.

I've heard that about the sound. As far as the wifi, its fine. You can't hit 108mbs usually anyway, unless you are on lan and that is only useful for intranet.

Overall (I do not own one) an very good overclocker and its priced very well, I feel.
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post #3 of 6
No difference just the wifi.

EDIT: I have herad that the wifi overclocks worse, that might just be an rumor.
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not sure on why wifi would oc worse but here is a link on the different p5b's. Some differences between them for sure, # pcie slots, I think dual or single gigabit lan, some others.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...escription=p5b
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post #5 of 6
I own 2 of the wifi version and 2 without. They are identical boards. The wifi is just a little usb riser that you can take out with one screw and move it to the board that was not wifi. The wifi is just an added option plugged into the base p5b-deluxe board.

As for the sound, I dont know because I use them on folding rigs and so no sound is required.

I have seen no difference in the overclocking.
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post #6 of 6
Get a P5K-Deluxe, future proof. It's said that the P5B-Deluxe may or may not support Peryn CPUs now.........too confusing on whether or not Intel will allow that. SOBs.
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