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P5K Deluxe, Any information?

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I've got 2 european friends, both are looking to build new PCs fairly soon and have asked to to write up a spec.

How does this board perform?

Friend #1 is looking to spend about €1500
Friend #2 is looking to spend about €2000 and maybe a bit more

All ideas and comments welcome
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Here is a review of the board on hexus.net
Usually, performance wise, unless you buy a value model motherboard there isnt much difference. Most people look at overclockability and depth of options on the board.

I would recommend that board, look at ALL the options here.
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It's been an excellent board for me. I'm not sure why but I couldn't get my E6300 to 500MHz FSB on either the Evga 680i AR or my old Asus P5N32-E SLI 680i.

The raid works great. The only down fall is if you wanna crossfire some ATI cards since the slots run at 16x and 4x.
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Originally Posted by Silviastud View Post
The raid works great.
-Elaborate?
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-Elaborate?
Whelp... I'm using a Raid 1+0. One of my hard drives died. It notified me on boot up before entering windows.

Once I was in windows the Intel Raid Matrix told me I had lost redundancy. Everything still worked great. I bench marked it and it was still as the same speed as having 4 drives like it should be.

I RMA'ed with Seagate and popped in the new drive. As the pc booted it let me know one drive was going to be rebuilt. I loaded into windows and it took off rebuilding without me having to do a thing. This didn't hurt my real-time performance, playing games and ect, though it did hurt the benches.

About 30min later my drive was rebuilt and rolling. I didn't have to touch a thing.

Not to mention is 1% cpu utilization on the bench which is pretty good.
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post #7 of 9
The only info I got on the P5K-Deluxe is that the several experts at XS are very happy with the way it overclocks, better than any current chipset that is out.

Take a look there and you'll see.
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Here's a thread made the other day talking about that board with some good results too:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...95-59-mhz.html
    
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