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I got a little hiccup in my plans so they have changed a little , i was planning on getting an SS OP650 to solve the 8-pin EPS connector so i was not as limited by what mb to get and i was leaning towards the ASUS P5K Deluxe, but now i have had to spend that money on something else, (i did get my ram at least). I was looking at the MSI P35 NEO 2 FR http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...tCode=10005412 , or should i just go with the Asus P5K vanilla??

Because i am wanting something with DDR2 PC8500 1066Mhz compatible ram speed so i can actually use/push this set of G.Skill's that i got.

So what is the opinion, should i get this and then later after the X38 is released try and get a new psu and that chipset, or does anybody have some suggestions?? My budget is $150 give or take $30 and it has to include shipping.


Or go with the Gigabyte P35- DS3P, sound like a pretty decent board. http://www.chiefvalue.com/product-_-...em--13-128-047
Thanks,
RX


P.S. I don't need the Crossfire support or SLI support.
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Well, if you don't need SLI nor CrossFire, go for the P35 then, but I'll only suggest two motherboard brands for Intel CPUs, ASUS and GIGABYTE.

And Not sure if you're willing to go for the P5K-Deluxe but the:

GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R

Would be an excellent choice, same price as in that chiefvalue site and this one comes with DDR3 support and 3 PCI slots.
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i would get the Asus P5K deluxe but it requires the 8-pin EPS mb power connector and to my knowledge, although i haven't been able to find anything on it being able to just use a 4-pin P4 connector?? I noticed that some like the MSI have the 8-pin connector on the mb but 4-pins are blocked so all you need is the 4-Pin P4 p.connector.

Do you know whether it has ram oc'ing issues due to the added ddr3 dimm slots and pathways being there?? referring to the gigabyte in Nasgul's post^
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Well my P5K Deluxe arrives tomorrow via next day air so if you're still thinking about that one I'll let you know how it is.
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yes please keep me informed, i'm gonna try and order whatever i decide on in time to get it here fri. at least.
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Originally Posted by rx7racer View Post
i would get the Asus P5K deluxe but it requires the 8-pin EPS mb power connector and to my knowledge, although i haven't been able to find anything on it being able to just use a 4-pin P4 connector?? I noticed that some like the MSI have the 8-pin connector on the mb but 4-pins are blocked so all you need is the 4-Pin P4 p.connector.
I have a P5WD2-Premium and P5B-Deluxe, both can take the EPS12V connector a.k.a. 8-pin but guess what? I don't use them, I never had and never will.

In one system I have a Pentium D @ 4.51ghz and in the other, well, see my sig and they run along just fine with the 4-pin only. BTW, in my 2nd system I have an OCZ PowerStream 520W.

I doubt that the P5K would require an 8-pin. The 8 pin was meant for CPUs that would required a lot of power or consume a lot of power but the C2D and Quad-Cores are no where near Pentium D's power consumption mark.

Here's a pic of my current system using only 4 pin, and you can almost see the orange color from the PSU:
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by rx7racer View Post
i would get the Asus P5K deluxe but it requires the 8-pin EPS mb power connector and to my knowledge, although i haven't been able to find anything on it being able to just use a 4-pin P4 connector?? I noticed that some like the MSI have the 8-pin connector on the mb but 4-pins are blocked so all you need is the 4-Pin P4 p.connector.

Do you know whether it has ram oc'ing issues due to the added ddr3 dimm slots and pathways being there?? referring to the gigabyte in Nasgul's post^
The Deluxe I just got had a plug over half the 8 pin specfiically so you would know where to put the single 4 pin.

I would go with the P5K Vanilla unless you need the RAID and WiFI.

It's an awesome board and certainly as fine an OCer as the Deluxe--I have run both and in that regard the seem the same.
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Thanks Nasgul, thats relieves a lot of my worries and concerns.

CyberDruid, it looks like the set-up is completely different on the P5K-v, so you say it can match performance with the Deluxe edition. I know i have read that, but i was curious what it would do in real world application and not a cherry picked one for the reviewers.
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ok for my budget i feel that the MSI P35 Neo 2-FR is a good option, but i can't find anything on it about reliability and stability as well as its oc'ability.

Well i decided to go with this,, guess I'll find out how it does..
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