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Ok so after my bad experience with this DS3:<br />
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1. Dead board<br />
2. Smaller than ATX (hard to work with and looks ugly in my case)<br />
3. RAID runs off a JMicron chipset (slow burst speeds from what I've seen)<br />
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ETC.<br />
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I've been considering this board:<br />
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I have my finger over the buy button right now lol. My plan is to RMA the DS3 and sell it whenever... I just want an Asus board, they're awesome. I'm willing to waste money to get one lol.<br />
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So, should I buy it?
 

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Why not get this instead?<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131045" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131045</a><br />
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Has 2x PCIe16x slots, copper heatpipe cooling, and looks much better <img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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Only $30 difference <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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The good part about the board is that it has SATA Raid built into the southbridge. Although some may say the board does not overclock well, that is not true. According to anandtech, the board reached upwards of 500 FSB. I say go for it. <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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Anandtech link: <a href="http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2851&p=3" target="_blank">http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...spx?i=2851&p=3</a>
 

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Just get the P5B-Deluxe. It's proven to overclock well without mods.
 

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The P5B-Deluxe is too much money. It's another $50 which I dont have at a moment. I lost quite a bit of money so far on this build and it still isnt running. I wont want SLI/Crossfire (Therefore 1 PCI-E slot is good), I have an aftermarket chipset cooler if it runs hot, and the P5B-E is much cheaper.
 

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If you don't mind "Open Box" items for Newegg, then you can get the P5B Deluxe for <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131028R" target="_blank">$146USD shipped</a>.<br />
Just curious, but why are you looking through Newegg if you live in Canada?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">If you don't mind "Open Box" items for Newegg, then you can get the P5B Deluxe for <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131028R" target="_blank">$146USD shipped</a>.<br />
Just curious, but why are you looking through Newegg if you live in Canada?</div>

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</div>I'm not, I just went to newegg to look at the specs (their specs are awesome) and to give you guys the link.
 

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Oh ok <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />.<br />
If you really don't want to spend the extra cash for a P5B Deluxe, the next best Asus motherboard for Core 2 Duo is the P5B-E you are looking into.<br />
AnandTech has got it <a href="http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2851&p=3" target="_blank">passed 500FSB</a> with an E6300.
 

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The P5B-E is ordered!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">the P5B-E is much cheaper.</div>

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</div>Exactly! and you'll get what you paid for. <br />
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When it comes to ASUS boards, there's a reason why there's Deluxe, Premium and vanilla. Sorry to say it but I've seen people not getting great results with the vanilla version of the ASUS boards, they're a little more for a reason besides all the fancy stuff they put on but...........<br />
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If you think the P5B-E will do the trick, good luck. It's an ASUS.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Exactly! and you'll get what you paid for.</div>

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</div>Well, the P5B is the cheapest. I got the P5B-E. That anandtech review shows the board doing over 500FSB and it has the ICH8R chipset which is good. What is better about the deluxe anyways? Besides two PCI-E slots and the heatpipes?
 

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If you're referring to this: <a href="http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2860&p=7" target="_blank">Intel P965: Mid-Range Performance Sector Roundup</a>, well I did not know that! <br />
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See, for when it comes to reviews, I honestly do not trust Anantech's Gary Key, he's the same douche that praised the nForce 4 MoBo for its ability to overclock and recommended that nForce 4 MoBos were better than the 975X, so that just tells me the guys has no clue or gets paid by nVidia to come up with such inaccurate statement. <br />
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But! I believe ASUS and it seems that the P5B-E is doing a great job at OCing. Now that I remember (vaguely), the P5B-E also comes with the choice of chaning the multi on a Conroe, not sure about Allendales though......So OK, the P5B-E seems like a great choice, "if" what Gary Key says it can do. Go for it!
 

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Apparently it's already shipped! <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> I got overnight lol... hopefully it will be here Monday then.
 

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I guess there's just one way to find out how well it'll overclock <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Nasgul: Here's the link I posted earlier regarding the P5B-E and O/Cing<br />
<a href="http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2851&p=3" target="_blank">http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...spx?i=2851&p=3</a>
 

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I use a P5B-e and have had pretty good luck with it.Can't say I have had any issues yet.I don't OC so I can't comment on that.
 
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