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post #1 of 26
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I'd like to know what you guys think of the ASUS P4P800SE MoBo as far as overclocking is concerned.

I want to stick with the 478 socket, DDR500 and APG 8x (I don't want to have to buy a new vid card, processor AND memory) and pick up a non-micro ATX MoBo that will have better BIOS and architecture for OCing. The reviews are rave but I simply don't trust those morons, "hoo cant spul they're oun naem," and leave reviews.

It's ~$100USD. Can you think of anything cheaper/better?

Thanks for the input.
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post #2 of 26
Asus did a good job with their 865PE based mobos. For the price, I think you'll be very happy with the performance. The mobo I have is one notch above that one and did a great job for me.
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post #3 of 26
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Thank a bunch, by the way, is getting a refurbished version for $30 off a bad idea?
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post #4 of 26
I would go and add more 20/30$ and buy a P4P800 Deluxe...
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post #5 of 26
I have to say that the P4P800SE was the best purchase I have made for my current system. It has allowed a pretty decent overclock. I would skip on the refurbished model but if you really need that extra $30 than I see no real problem. For AGP and socket 478 the p4p series is one of the best. IMO
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post #6 of 26
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Now my only dilemma is whether or not to kick the extra $20 for the deluxe...

What do I get for it? The on-paper difference seems small.
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post #7 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thraxz
Now my only dilemma is whether or not to kick the extra $20 for the deluxe...

What do I get for it? The on-paper difference seems small.
The deluxe uses different nic and hard drive controllers I believe. I would save the extra money and go with the SE, unless someone can point out a more important difference in the two.
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post #8 of 26
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Well, I got the SE mobo. Wish me luck on the install . I don't know what I'm doing and hope I won't need to reinstall windows (hahaha, yeah right)
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post #9 of 26
I am looking to buy that mobo myself they are $93 @ NewEgg.
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post #10 of 26
the deluxe has onboard 1394 firewire connectors (internal and external). But do what you do...firewire is important to me
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