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    Intel Bad Axe 2 (975X)
  • 33% (8)
    Asus P5N32-E (nForce 680i)
  • 62% (15)
    Asus P5K Deluxe/WiFi-AP (P35)
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post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by Ninja_Boy View Post
I haven't had a good experience with DFI, my friend's Ultra-D sucked and my RDX-200 was teh-****. Lol. (By the way, you select option 4 and then tell me what motherboard to get in your posts.)

About the eVGA: Didn't a lot of people go through 2-3 RMAs before just getting an Asus P5N/P5N32-E?

NiNja
Yes but that was down to memory being killed off by the AR revision and folk gave up and went with the Asus....Since fixed with the A1 and P29 & P30 Bios.

The highest stable i can run seems to be 1380(QDR). I'm changing boards unless Asus fix the issue.
 
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post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
Yes but that was down to memory being killed off by the AR revision and folk gave up and went with the Asus....Since fixed with the A1 and P29 & P30 Bios.
So for SLi I should go with the eVGA A1 Revision 680i Motherboard? And, if I'm not going SLi...? The Bad Axe just works, and the P5K can reach ~500FSB.

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post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by Ninja_Boy View Post
So for SLi I should go with the eVGA A1 Revision 680i Motherboard? And, if I'm not going SLi...? The Bad Axe just works, and the P5K can reach ~500FSB.

NiNja
Yup.
 
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post #14 of 22
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What about the Asus P5W-DH Deluxe/WiFi-AP? I'm going using my PC as a media center, as well as a gaming powerhouse, so I like the features of the P5W.



I can play music even my PC is off, and I have a remote to control it.

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post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by Ninja_Boy View Post
What about the Asus P5W-DH Deluxe/WiFi-AP? I'm going using my PC as a media center, as well as a gaming powerhouse, so I like the features of the P5W.

NiNja
The P5W-DH uses the 975X Chipset, which supports Crossfire (two ATI cards), but not SLI (two NVidia cards).
    
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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by Choggs396 View Post
The P5W-DH uses the 975X Chipset, which supports Crossfire (two ATI cards), but not SLI (two NVidia cards).
I know, just like the Bad Axe 2. If I get an SLi motherboard I will allocate more money to get another Graphics Card for SLi, but, if I get a P35/P965/975X Chipset Board I will spend the money on something else (a second monitor, getting a 360, spending money on a TV, etc).

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post #17 of 22
Look around and see how many people have SLI boards, yet they don't have a 2nd nVidia card. SLI is as pointless as ISA sound cards and 56K modems.

For overclocking, nothing beats Intel chipsets, they run cooler (no active cooling is required) and have better RAID capabilities and compatibilities.
post #18 of 22
Well I only use one video card so I dont ever use sli. My recommendation is if you go 965 and want ram 1:1 then get the quadgt or dfi 965-s since they are the fastest 965 mobos that I have tested.

Personally I would go P35 as it is a better chipset and by far the best for ocing quad core. You wont have any issue ocing a quadcore to the chips potential with a p35. As far as a specific p35 I love my abit IP35 Pro but most of them are pretty good and the asus ones I have not tried but I understand they perform very well.

Also if you get p35 you can run your ram easily at other dividers and keep tight timings so you can get the full potential out of your ram.
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post #19 of 22
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For overclocking, nothing beats Intel chipsets, they run cooler (no active cooling is required) and have better RAID capabilities and compatibilities.


Implying that active cooling is required for non-Intel chipsets is malarkey. My 680i's northbridge is on stock cooling and runs well under 50C, at 400FSB 100% stable 24/7. (And no, I don't have that little fan installed on the NB heatsink, but it's included free if you want to.) I don't even have any fan blowing directly on it, or directly near it for that case either.

RAID was not an issue with me. I didn't even have to use the included RAID Drivers disk with my motherboard because Vista already had the drivers, and updates them when I want. My RAID array runs fast and problem-free.

Get your facts straight before making comments like the ones quoted above, please.

EDIT: So why are you running at 350FSB, then using a divider to achieve 400MHz RAM Speed? If your P5B is capable of 400FSB, why not run at that speed?
    
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post #20 of 22
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Get your facts straight before making comments like the ones quoted above, please.
You want facts?

M'kay.

My chipset it's under 35c at full load. Yes, you read it right 35c, not 50c, never, not even in 40s.

Try 400x9 instead and you'll see that you might need more cooling for that NB.

And for more fact, visit the motherboard section and you'll see how many more people are having issues with nFarce boards, it's nFarce 4 deja vu.

And my RAM is not at 400mhz. It's at 439mhz. And can also do 500mhz and the 450fsb is not to be impressed at.

Why not 400fsb 24/7? Well, it's pointeless, I've run 450x7 24/7 and it made no difference from 350x9, I rather use the full multi and let the CPU use EIST and C1E. For Intel processor, it's not the FSB speed that matter, but the clocks, that's another fact as well.
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