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Is this MB any good??? Asus P5K3 Deluxe

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http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=595206

I see it mentions native native DDR3 1333 and there have been people talking about the P5k on here that seem to like it.

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But it isn't the best value out there.

Look at some of the Gigabyte boards starting with GA-P35-XXXX
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http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=595206

I see it mentions native native DDR3 1333 and there have been people talking about the P5k on here that seem to like it.
For £435.06 Inc VAT, even if it's great, there have to be better options out there... That's hugely expensive for a motherboard (even if it does come with RAM), as I'm sure you're aware.

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Man, I would hate to pay that much for hardware....

Newegg could go into Europe and make a killing.

Except for that VAC stuff... (boo taxes)
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Man, I would hate to pay that much for hardware....

Newegg could go into Europe and make a killing.

Except for that VAC stuff... (boo taxes)
Yeah, I agree. I would welcome Newegg.

Oh, and it's VAT (Value Added Tax). It's just a 17.5% tax on most "Luxury" goods.

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I used that board for my Q6600 at 4.5Ghz, memory at 1600mhz in my sig. The board is great, it is the DDR3 that needs some improvement still.
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post #8 of 9
His right. DDR3 needs some improvement, despite the fact that can scale to higher frequencies than DDR2.

Just like fine wine, this needs to be aged a little while more.

Personally, I'd recommend the P5K-Deluxe which supports only DDR2 and it's also much less expensive than DDR2 but then again, there's the GIGABYTE P35 board which has 6 DIMM slots, 4 for DDR2 and 2 for DDR3.

GIGABYTE boards are one of the best also for Intel CPUs.
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Yeah, I agree. I would welcome Newegg.

Oh, and it's VAT (Value Added Tax). It's just a 17.5% tax on most "Luxury" goods.

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