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Asus Commando I can get it unused in the box for $89..

I'm looking into this motherboard as an upgrade.. Just want some opinions on the value vs. spending a little more for a p35.. The 38's are still more than I'd like to spend.. I'll be upgrading my cpu when my "tax relief" check comes in a couple of months..

Crossfire is not a must for me but is still nice to have at least a little more options when it comes time to upgrade the gfx... Oc'ing the cpu, 1333mhz and high fsb is most important... Anyone know how this motherboard is Oc'ing/performing with the 45nm Intels and Quads?

Thanks (reps for good info)
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Thats a pretty good motherboard, I have a friend who swears by it, very stable. Infact, alot of reviewers rated it the best motherboard for the Intel P965 chipset.

Take a peek at this when it comes to overclocking it:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mai...o_8.html#sect0
    
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support for these boards has got to be near dead if it were me I would just get a p35 for the same price
    
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support for these boards has got to be near dead if it were me I would just get a p35 for the same price
If its brand new it still has a warranty..but your right about the p35
    
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If its brand new it still has a warranty..but your right about the p35
hat I meant was support for new CPUs and whatnot
    
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hat I meant was support for new CPUs and whatnot
According to Asus:

http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?mo...3&l2=11&l3=307

It does support 45nm processors.
    
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Thanks guys..

I buy $89-$99 motherboards.. I spend no more than that.. I aim for the best $/performance ratio.. Even if that means I go with last years product..

With that said, I have been using Gigabytes for a couple of years now.. I like them.. They work and usually OC well.. But I've only used the cheaper $89 or less motherboards.. I've always wanted a better more expensive motherboard, but couldn't do it with out guilt..

Tho the model is a couple of years old (if that), it still supports 45nm, 1333mhz, and is proven to be a high fsb oc'er... Plus it has a heat pipe.. And it supports a Bsel (bios) mod for my E4300 until I replace it this summer.. I know it will go much higher than 400fsb..

IDK, it just seems to me that the 965's were a good chipset and this motherboard was $250+ in its day not long ago.. Could a p35 @ $89 really be just as good or better?
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Thanks guys..

I buy $89-$99 motherboards.. I spend no more than that.. I aim for the best $/performance ratio.. Even if that means I go with last years product..

With that said, I have been using Gigabytes for a couple of years now.. I like them.. They work and usually OC well.. But I've only used the cheaper $89 or less motherboards.. I've always wanted a better more expensive motherboard, but couldn't do it with out guilt..

Tho the model is a couple of years old (if that), it still supports 45nm, 1333mhz, and is proven to be a high fsb oc'er... Plus it has a heat pipe.. And it supports a Bsel (bios) mod for my E4300 until I replace it this summer.. I know it will go much higher than 400fsb..

IDK, it just seems to me that the 965's were a good chipset and this motherboard was $250+ in its day not long ago.. Could a p35 @ $89 really be just as good or better?
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yes
Simple... Too the point..




Not to be too picky about the help I get, but could you tell what ways a p35 is a better way to go over the commando..

I'm only wanting to know if its going to be something that wouldn't make a difference to me..

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