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Old 12-01-2006, 07:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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thats a great board too, but its new meaning it prob will have some bugs in it which should be fixed after a couple of bios releases. If you want sli go for it, but if you don't want to sli, then its a waste of money and p5b-deluxe would be just the same(when not wanting sli).

p5b-deluxe = ocing friendly
p5w-deluxe= ocing friendly and crossfire ready, and sli (w/ hack drivers but you should just get the evga 680i if you want sli)
evga 680i = havn't seen much ocing w/ it on these forums, but its supposed to be a good ocer, sli ready, but its new so it will prob go through a couple of bios releases till its solid.
asus striker = VERY good ocer, sli ready, and well a SWEET mobo all around, but expensive
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I keep seeing this ASUS Striker come up. So its a really good mobo? Maybe i should work some things out and get that instead. I see something that says it requires a -5v Rail?
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It is probably the best Mobo. only problem is....ITS FRICKIN 408 BUCKS.
LOL Go with the 209 buck P5B-Deluxe, that is like your best bet. Even the 182 one is good.
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i'd go with the evga personally, if you have funds and are looking to go sli. otherwise that p5b-deluxe is a sweet mobo. or even the gigabyte ds3 i've heard alot of good about.
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i would go with the EVGA because form what ive seen it is a great overclcoker and performs really well. that and its 150 bucks cheaper then the striker
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I think this mobo is pretty much like the Striker, without all the bling. {flashy lights}

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131073
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accually i just read that the eVGA has a lot of problems that you cant put most heatsinks on it because of a metal plate under it.
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Quote:
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accually i just read that the eVGA has a lot of problems that you cant put most heatsinks on it because of a metal plate under it.
No, some heatsinks have a bracket you can place behind your motherboard, however for most it is NOT necessary, just there to use.
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