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New P5k on newegg?

post #1 of 10
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Well I was browsing newegg and seen this. Looks like a new P5k and it has a nice price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131275
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post #2 of 10
Nice price on it however it's too bad they ditched the heatpipes.

One nice thing over my P5K-E is that they moved the SATA ports out o fhe way of the PCI-E x16 slot
post #3 of 10
Oh, not another one!

No MOSFETs on the back so it's based off the same design as the P5K-E, looks like it slots in between the -E and the Premium?

Couple of things I noticed:

No Wi-Fi
Poorly placed 24-pin connector
VRM heatsink (unlike the -E)
Moved SATA ports
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post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by prosser13 View Post
Oh, not another one!

No MOSFETs on the back so it's based off the same design as the P5K-E, looks like it slots in between the -E and the Premium?

Couple of things I noticed:

No Wi-Fi
Poorly placed 24-pin connector
VRM heatsink (unlike the -E)
Moved SATA ports
Yes another one, I feel like I'm "stuck" with this damn board, horrible BIOS updates, mine died on me after 8 days.
post #5 of 10
I quite like my board, I'm just worried people will start adding this one into the "Which Asus board do I pick" question!

My board is a great clocker, the BIOS are fine, highly recommended I guess
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post #6 of 10
Better IDE placement than on my vanilla, that's for sure.

For some reason they ditched the eSATA though.
post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by JamsD View Post
Better IDE placement than on my vanilla, that's for sure.

For some reason they ditched the eSATA though.
They ditched the gawd-awful Jmicron raid controller, and that was what ran the eSATA.
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post #8 of 10
anyone notice the 3 year warranty? the p5k deluxe has a 1 year. :\\
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I know colors don't mean anything, but wow. Why don't they make them look appealing. We all want good boards, bad color combos or not, but why don't they make them look nice. most of us would like boards that match our stuff in our case.
    
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post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post
Nice price on it however it's too bad they ditched the heatpipes.
I think they made up for it with the 8lbs of copper heatsinks
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