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P5N32-E vs. Evga 680i

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Since I have both of these motherboards, one has to go. Which one should be the one to get kicked?

Evga Pros:

POST code decoder
Good mosfet heatsink setup
Good customer support/drivers from Evga
More but can't think of them.

ASUS pros:

Higher FSB's
No annoying NB cooling tower
More OCing options
Also more but can't think of them.


So what one should I sell?

Thanks.
post #2 of 13
Sell the EVGA.
post #3 of 13
Go for Asus
    
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Do both of them give you the same overclocking results? If so I would keep the Evga. I liked my P5N32-E SLI but I couldn't get the same results stock vs stock between it and my Evga AR. I had to add cooling to the NB to get the Asus to overclock better.

I know everyone talks down on the life time warranty that the A series boards have but I think it's nice personally. Forget this if you don't have an AR or A1 though.

If i had to do it over again I woulda stuck with the Evga and never bought the Asus between then and the P5K now.
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Lifetime warranty? Are you planning on keeping the board more than 3 years (asus warranty duration). Seriously, lifetime warranties sound good but the way we all upgrade our computers, its really just a sales ploy. EVGA knows no one is going to try to get warranty service on their boards 10 years after purchase date.

I've owned and extensively tested both boards and the Asus wins in every category - except lifetime warranty...
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Lifetime warranty? Are you planning on keeping the board more than 3 years (asus warranty duration). Seriously, lifetime warranties sound good but the way we all upgrade our computers, its really just a sales ploy. EVGA knows no one is going to try to get warranty service on their boards 10 years after purchase date.

I've owned and extensively tested both boards and the Asus wins in every category - except lifetime warranty...
Yeah yeah I knew I would take grief about that but it's just the fact that if anything goes wrong with it how can you argue with a lifetime warranty? Having that says that I'm safe with this board if they are backing it... well forever?

It's reassuring to me to hear that their customer service would be willing to go the distance with the board. I'm not even trying to state that when he turns 92 and the board dies that he would finally have a chance to RMA...
post #7 of 13
I wasn't trying to bust your hump about it Its just that members on this site tend to upgrade frequently. The only thing in my computer thats 3 years old is the desk its sitting on. If you recall what kind of pc you were running 3 years back, you'll see my point. Its great that EVGA puts forth such a bold offer but bear in mind, they don't really expect many people to actually take advantage of it...
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post #9 of 13
I have a similar problem as calvin924597. I am debating on which one to buy.
post #10 of 13
I wont ever win this fight. The Asus board is great and was a very very solid SLI overclocker when I had mine.
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