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Fried old board - time for a new one!

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So I was planning to upgrade my board anyway, and I'd had my eye on the P965 Asus P5B-E Plus. A nice mix of value for money and performance, as I don't need the extra features the deluxe offers. But of course, that was a couple months ago.

Now the P35 bomb has been dropped, do I switch? And with the Asus P5K entering the market at the same price point as the P5B-E Plus is currently at, I'm thinking it would be silly not to go for it. I haven't heard too much about the P35 chipset, other than that it isn't any worse than P965, and my only little niggle about the P5K is that it's the entry level board and the colour is pretty fugly.

Having said that, there is also the P5KC- £10 more gets me DDR2 AND DDR3 support and a nice black PCB

So other than those two, the only other option that springs to mind would be a 975X board - and whilst some of those boards are EXTREMELY pretty (namely the Intel BADAXE and Abit AW9D) - I have heard the performance is around the same as 965 whilst costing a bomb.. But damn those boards are sexy.

So to wrap up, it looks like I'm headed for a P5KC - but I wouldn't be posting this here if I'd made my mind up already. So come on OCN, sock it to me - What have I missed?

-dissy
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post #2 of 4
Forget about the 975X and P965 chipsets.

Go for the P35, it's a better overclocker from what I've seen.

The P5K-C seems pretty good and even the P5K is also a good overclocker: Asus P5K Vanilla @150$ broke Fsb 600 Stable !!.

BTW, the P35s will support 45nm CPUs and come with an ICH9-R, which is great for RAID.
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don't forget that the X38 bomb will be dropped in about a month's time and will dominate the P35s, I personally run a P5K deluxe and they are nice Mobos, very good OCers, low vdroop, higher memory bandwidth, and solid design and build... I hope you enjoy your P5k and it serves you well you made a good descision IMO...
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Grrrr!! Absolutely bloody typical!

I can't find a single P5K-C available in the UK - they aren't even listed here yet!

I just want my rig back I've been stuck using this crappy 4 year old Hewlett Packard for 4 months now :swearing:

I've no idea when it will come out here, if at all. I may just have to opt for the Abit or GigaByte equivalent.

-dissy
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