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I decided to go with an Asus mb but I'm not sure what the big difference is between the Pro, Delux, and Maximus IV. I wanna run two 580gtx cards and be able to oc. What benefit is it as you go up the the higher quality Asus boards? I've been reading all sorts of stuff and its getting confusing. I been out of the game for a long time hahah Thanks
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So I see a lot of people who oc are just using the pro board. Can the Maximus really do x16 x16? I thought 2600k can only do x8 x8 no matter what. I'm leaning more to the deluxe unless the maximus board will let me run the duel video cards at x16.
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post #4 of 11
The maximus CAN do x16/x16 but do you really WANT to do it? The NF200 chip adds latency, which actually removes most of the benefit of doing x16/x16. Due to the added latency x8/x8 benches almost as well.

People buy the maximus for its bios options and quality VRMs and stability with voltages when LLC is on (at 75% and 1.4v, the vcore literally DOES NOT MOVE at load). As well as some very nice dual bios features and monitoring. Really a class act all around.

If you have a PCI sound card, though, you'll need to get a pcie version. I'd be using a maximus IV right now if it had a PCI slot...
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post #5 of 11
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Ah. Thanks for clearing that up. I was reading about the NF200 chip but I thought that was used on the Gigbyte board and some other companies and not Asus. Is the onboard audio decent or is it worth spending 100 bucks to get something else?
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post #6 of 11
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If I'm new to the oc and all that should I just get a lower costing board then upgrade later? I would like to get to 4.5-4.6 to start out with then see what I can learn and maybe push it farther.
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post #7 of 11
the overcklock of the sandy bridge cpus is so easy you can get 4.5 just by auto overcklockilng features by you can get more like 5 Ghz easly if money matters for you get the deluxe mobo great board so much features if you want the nf200 chip go for the MAXIMUS IV EXTREME but the performance is the same
post #8 of 11
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So both the Asus P8p67 Deluxe and Maximus IV are not in stock anywhere and I was looking to get everything up and running next weekend. What other boards should I look at or should I wait till they come available?
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Falkentyne View Post
If you have a PCI sound card, though, you'll need to get a pcie version. I'd be using a maximus IV right now if it had a PCI slot...
SandyBridge PCI slots typically don't work with soundcards anyway. Its not a native implementation and very hit or miss right now.
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post #10 of 11
Check this out , dont forget about the p67 Sabertooth, been keeping a build log with my OC info of sorts on this thread.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...t-me-some.html

I came from the UD7 which is the equal of the M4E and i am loving this board a lot more, i wanted the M4E but as people have already said in this thread 8x 8x benches almost just as well. With the M4E in order to get the 16x 16x you must have something running in the first pcie slot from what i have read , the 2 cards would run in slot 2 and 3.

I too am running a gtx 580 and plan on adding a second one when i need to. Check out the saber tooth man im liking it a lot.
Edited by sockpirate - 3/21/11 at 1:07am
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