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LoL so everyone here votes for the P5K Deluxe?

Any objections or other suggestions?
    
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I'd say the EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 680i, or the Asus P5K Deluxe. I have the first one, and it's great. Some will argue with this, but I know from experience this is an awesome board... no problems at all and a great overclocker. I've heard really great things about the P5K as well. Either one should work well. Both quality, high end boards.

Oh yeah, and for cooling I'd go with the Sunbeam Tuniq Tower or Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme. The Zalman 9700 is also good, regardless of what people will tell you the temps are in the same league as the previous ones stated. The Scythe Infinity with two fans works well two. I think too many people jump on the "TT & Ultra-120 Extreme" bandwagon, when there are plenty of other great coolers out there, too. I own an Ultra-120 Ex, but like I said, there are a lot of good coolers:

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I'd say the EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 680i, or the Asus P5K Deluxe. I have the first one, and it's great. Some will argue with this, but I know from experience this is an awesome board... no problems at all and a great overclocker. I've heard really great things about the P5K as well. Either one should work well. Both quality, high end boards.
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no one has mentioned the thermaltake v1 cpu cooler not that i have one. but i read in the current issue of cpu magazine that this cooler was pretty close to the ultra 120 extreme. the ultra 120 is king though for air cooling. the V1 did score better though in some areas.
i just think it looks cool and doesnt look like every other hsf.
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I hope it landed for the P5K. I was just saying that I have seen DFI's 965 chipset board that rock the house on C2Ds. My P5K-Deluxe is hitting 500Mhz FSB 24/7 here.

This is an excellent board. The memory performance is great on it, along with the raid abilities. Right now... For your money the P35 chipset is where it's at except for those dual video card peeps.
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I hope it landed for the P5K. I was just saying that I have seen DFI's 965 chipset board that rock the house on C2Ds. My P5K-Deluxe is hitting 500Mhz FSB 24/7 here.

This is an excellent board. The memory performance is great on it, along with the raid abilities. Right now... For your money the P35 chipset is where it's at except for those dual video card peeps.
I still love my EVGA 680i. Wouldn't trade it for anything. The P5K Deluxe doesn't do SLI??
    
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post #17 of 37
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I still love my EVGA 680i. Wouldn't trade it for anything. The P5K Deluxe doesn't do SLI??
Nope.
post #18 of 37
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The P5K Deluxe doesn't do SLI??
You can't enjoy SLI on a 22" LCD either, but a high oveclock is better in any size LCD monitor.

SLI + 30" LCD is a more reasonable combination, otherwise, why not get a board that will actually be best for overclocking than that, that eventually has a feature which is useless anyway. SLI is.

P35 in the form of a P5K is currently the best choice for OC'ing.
post #19 of 37
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P35 in the form of a P5K is currently the best choice for OC'ing.
Prove that it's better than the EVGA 680i. At least give me some credible evidence. I'm not saying either way, but absolute statements like this need absolute proof, otherwise it's baseless.

You may be falling onto the "It's new so it must be the best" bandwagon....
    
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What about the X38 coming out with DDR3 and PCI-e 2.0 ... should I wait for that?
    
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