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X48 or P45???

post #1 of 16
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After two bum Striker II Formulas, the shop will swap it for any ASUS or Gigabyte board...
It'll get the E8400, 2X1GB Ballistix 1066, EVGA GTS8800 512. No crossfire.
Should i go back to reliable Gigabyte, or go for the new P45 Maximus?
OK, opinions!
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post #2 of 16
since you already have the ddr2 ram, I suggest going with DFI's LT-X48 t2r board so you don't have to get ddr3
post #3 of 16
Asus has been going downhill lately... I would say go for the Gigabyte.
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Why do people say asus has been going down hill? There Intel chipset boards and AMD chipset boards are nothing but good.
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post #5 of 16
I've had no problems at all with Asus mobo's. Well appart from the one I killed by almost standing on a CPU cooler push pin, and even then I got a new one RMA'd
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post #6 of 16
I've heard nothing but problems with the P45. I'd really think about getting a nice P35 board. Either Gigabyte, or Abit. Abit just put out a new revision to the IP35Pro, called the IP35Pro XE. Might be worth a look.

Stay away from the X boards unless you ever plan on crossfire.
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post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrSpock2002 View Post
I've heard nothing but problems with the P45.
Really? Wow I'm glad I decided on X48 then. I've never seen the prices so low with the P45 soon to be launched.
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post #8 of 16
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Yeah, P35 boards are pretty close to free, and the X48 boards are known to rock.
Does anybody have a link to an actual test of a P45 board? I'd buy one just From the hype, but that's why i got the Striker II in the first place...
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post #9 of 16
Some guys on XS have the P5Q Deluxe. Dinos22 also has a EP45-DS3P.
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post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamracing View Post
Yeah, P35 boards are pretty close to free, and the X48 boards are known to rock.
Does anybody have a link to an actual test of a P45 board? I'd buy one just From the hype, but that's why i got the Striker II in the first place...
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