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Old 09-10-2008, 10:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Im torn between these two boards.. which do you guys think is better :

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - ASUS P5Q Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P45 Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Biostar or Asus MB

I have the Biostar TP45, the model below the I45 and I love it. You can get really high fsbs with the biostar p45s.
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The only question I have is do you think the sata's will be almost unusable because i am getting a Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-N891-AR GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB &#40;512MB per GPU&#41; 512-bit &#40;256-bit per GPU&#41; GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards which is a fairly large card. And looking at the placement of the sata's I could see that as being a possible problem. Any ideas?
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No. I have a 4850 which is fairly long. The satas aren't exactly easy to get to but they aren't covered up. I would just plug in the satas first and then seat the video card.
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Sounds good..

So overall would you say that the biostar board would be better than the asus to make a better system (here are my other components I am getting):

CD/DVD - Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD&#43;R 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD&#177;R DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners
HD - Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb&#47;s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Memory - Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB &#40;2 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 &#40;PC2 8500&#41; Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Cpu - Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops or
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Biostar or Asus MB

Well for general performance and feature set they are roughly the same. I know a lot of users like the P5 and a lot of users like the I45. I'm speaking from experience. With a wolfdale the I45 has the world record fsb.
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like matt says, they are both nice boards. i have the deluxe and it rips **** up.
better cooling IMO on the deluxe, and its definitely prettier (sorry, z...).
if you go with the biostar and the reapers there is a combo deal on newegg.
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If you plan on buying 2 processors.. i don't know what you'd do with 1 of them! lol you can mail it to me i guess.
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
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LOL no I wouldn't buy two it was a trough up still btw the e8500 and the q6600 but I think I should go with the e8500 as I am a baker and that's what you guys have recommended as the best for that
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