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Old 05-04-2005, 03:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Considering an Asus P5GDC Deluxe motherboard (see bellow) combined with an Intel Pentium 4 530J Prescott processor (see bellow as well). Looking for a budget minded PC as I'm saving up for a few other things right now. Opinions on combo as well as comments on performance and overclockability would be great. I don't need a graphics card because I don't do 3D rendering of any kind but might add one in later (6800 perhaps). Also, if you know any others of similar price or type let me know. Oh and NO AMD.


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Old 05-04-2005, 03:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks solid.

The mobo has a nice feature set. It has PCI-E x16, so you're set for future upgradablity. Plenty of ATA and SATA connections.

You'll find that many hereabouts don't like Asus, but I haven't had a reason not to like them yet.


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Asus quality has gone downhill IMO. Go gigabyte or Intel for the motherboard.
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The Asus boards are great for Intel based systems. The only complaints I have seen for them is in regards to the AMD systems. Mine has been great and is packed full of features including a lot of OC options in the bios.

Either way, don't go Intel mobo for Christs sakes, they don't OC.

~Edit~ I just noticed that board supports both DDR and DDR2 memory, that's pretty crazy. I am sure you can only run one or the other, but still, it allows for a pretty good upgrade path.

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