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http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...S&promoid=1145

open box its only $100.68, and for 15 bucks i can get express shipping. is that a good board to pair with an E7200 i just bought off a member? looking for something that overclocks well, doesnt cost more than 120 SHIPPED, and isnt mATX. that board seems to take the cake, but i ALWAYS ask OCN first.

Thoughts before i click purchase?



EDIT: it was pointed out to me the location of the 24pin power connecter on the P5QL, so i've basically decided against it. i have, however, come across an open box Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L for a couple bucks more. is it a good board and well worth $104.54. LINK
Edited by Flatliner - 12/23/08 at 10:19am
    
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do you need it or you want to replace your board?

edit..... http://revver.com/video/1139425/asus...o-motherboard/
Edited by Vlasov_581 - 12/23/08 at 12:03am
    
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P43 version of the P5Q Pro (that I have and it's awesome).
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do you need it or you want to replace your board?

well, im making the switch to intel, and i JUST finished up a deal with a member on an E7200 and payment has been sent and it will be shipped out tomorrow.



chances are, i'll be making a FS thread for my current board and CPU, so i really would want a new board in order to have a functional pc lol.
    
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With a little more saved up, this would be a better buy: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813128345

I know you want 120 shipped, but you can get a better OC and reliability from it
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Hard gaming with the P5Q Pro.
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With a little more saved up, this would be a better buy: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813128345

I know you want 120 shipped, but you can get a better OC and reliability from it
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...cture=Gigabyte

another reason why i dont bother with newegg.ca and always go with NCIX. open box is $104, so 4 bucks more for the gigabyte board. is it a lot better?


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Hard gaming with the P5Q Pro.
in a good way i take it? i know i've heard good things about P5Q pro's, but this is a P5QL-PRO, and Asus (which i've never owned). so im just looking for opinions on this board specifically and if it will OC an E7200 well, at least better than my current X2 5200+ oc.
    
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EWWWWW.... P5QL-Pro....

Look at where they put the atx connector. Horrible!!!!

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...cture=Gigabyte
Edited by krazieaznboi - 12/23/08 at 12:35am
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EWWWWW.... P5QL-Pro....

Look at where they put the atx connector. Horrible!!!!

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...cture=Gigabyte


i just saw that. why in gods name would they put it there , thanks for the heads up on that.


so would the GA-EP45-DS3L be a better buy? it can be had for $104 + shipping. LINK
    
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i just saw that. why in gods name would they put it there , thanks for the heads up on that.


so would the GA-EP45-DS3L be a better buy? it can be had for $104 + shipping. LINK
great find. i would buy the ep45
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