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$1299

Ouch. Seems to be a great board, with a crazy price tag.

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ASUS has recently expanded their Intel P35 motherboard line-up with a new and rather unique addition called the P5K3 Premium. Like the P5K3 Deluxe, the Premium version also features exclusive support for DDR3 memory, but with a bit of a twist. Unlike traditional motherboards the P5K3 Premium has no DIMM slots for memory modules. This is because it features 2GB of DDR3 memory built directly onto the motherboard. However this board does feature a ridiculous price tag which will certainly place it out of reach for most!
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The P5K3 Premium is a true enthusiast board, offering extreme performance, excellent overclocking abilities and every feature under the sun. Legacy connectivity is almost nonexistent, with just one serial port and one PS/2 port surviving the culling. The wireless access point is a very handy onboard feature and I am sure many uses will appreciate it being there. ASUS now offers buyers an extensive range of Intel P35 motherboards, with twelve boards in total. While the performance of all twelve boards is very similar, they do vary greatly in price and features. Bottom line is the P5K3 Premium is a cool motherboard with a stupid price tag!
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post #2 of 14
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$1299

Ouch. Seems to be a great board, with a crazy price tag.


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It's pretty. That's for sure.

And were I semi rich, I'd buy one in a second just for the bling.

But otherwise ... far far out of reach for teh most of us.

    
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Ridiculous price tag.
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So.... it's basically a $200 board with $1,100 memory that you can't replace.
    
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post #5 of 14
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Ridiculous price tag.
At least it *looks* like a 1200.00 motherboard:



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Right now even the new 1333MHz FSB Intel Core 2 Duo processors are not capable of utilizing all the bandwidth offered by DDR2-800 memory. Even through overclocking most Core 2 Duo processors do not reach a 400MHz FSB, so why would you need anything faster than 800MHz?
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fo' sho. i think the board looks silly, if you ask me. and the price tag? seriously? 450-500$ for ddr3 + 300$ p35 mb (at most) STILL less than this board.
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I would be interested to see a study done on signal loss with DIMMs and with the DRAM on the board. Maybe the connected memory is more stable? And, what are you supposed to do when one of the memory modules goes out? That would be one heck of a headache.
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That is a rediculous price...and it should have had atleast 4gb ram..not 2gb..if your running vista and ive heard its a resource hog..4gb would have been better...But id rather buy a car for that much
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Even if I had money to burn, I wouldn't even consider buying this crap.
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Even if I had money to burn, I wouldn't even consider buying this crap.
Agreed.
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