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My bro wants to upgrade.

For about the same price, I can either get the Asus P5Q or the DFI P35-T2RS. The T2RS has a record of being an excellent overclocker, and I normally wouldn't choose Asus either. However, they're priced the same, and the P5Q is a P45 board.

Would the newer P45 board be better? After all it does officially support 1600FSB so there's a guarantee on a good overclock, but which board is better after that FSB is the question. Another thing to consider is that the older P5K series had high failure rates, so there is a risk with the P5Q. Any thoughts?
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I'm actually debating the same thing.
    
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I'm sorry but ASUS has horrible quality, I would have to recommend the DFI.
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suggest u to hold your money and chill for a little longer if u really want to get a P45 because the P5Q seems to have some grudge with DDR2 rams
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I'd wait a few weeks till more P45 motherboards come out
    
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suggest u to hold your money and chill for a little longer if u really want to get a P45 because the P5Q seems to have some grudge with DDR2 rams
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I'd wait a few weeks till more P45 motherboards come out
Nobody likes to play that waiting game in this house. Newer things will always come out. Watch after that "few weeks" you guys would start saying "wait for this" and "wait for that" instead. Would rather not wait so he can actually use the stuffs.

I'll take these as disapprovals of the P5Q, favoring the DFI.
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well i say go for it. I found that the ASUS boards that i have worked with rather good. if anything get the delux. it has a built in distor of linux so you can be online on the net in about 5 secs.

I was going to get mine. but it was wither that or an xbox 360. I got the 360. Bad choice im regretting it.
    
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well i say go for it. I found that the ASUS boards that i have worked with rather good. if anything get the delux. it has a built in distor of linux so you can be online on the net in about 5 secs.

I was going to get mine. but it was wither that or an xbox 360. I got the 360. Bad choice im regretting it.
Deluxe is out of the price range though. It's either the base P5Q or the good ol' DFI. I even thought about MSI, lol.
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I just bought the P5Q Deluxe... Looks to be quite the beast. But only time will tell if it sucks...

If your options are between the "P5Q" or the "T2RS", get the DFI board... the basic P5Q looks cheesy, and probably only has enough quality to just make it. So unless your going for the P5Q Deluxe, stick with the DFI board...
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post #10 of 10
How about the P5Q-E or Pro versions vs the P35 T2RS. I was debating the same thing.
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