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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by trt740, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. panchoman

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    lol well in the same category, i mean for a retailer, the more popular and expensive the board is, the more they're going to price it so that the more money they can make. but yeah, you're right price doesn't always mean quality.
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    Here is another good review which states this board overclocks just as well as the high end asus board Prem , deluxe and the board I ordered 516 FSB. It package doesn't have as mutch software and some of the components are downgraded but it doesn't effect the overclocking. http://www.digital-daily.com/motherboard/asus_p5k/index3.htm
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    Okay found one with enought features and saved 30.00 supposed to do well over 500 FSB

    thanks went with your advice. Will return the Asus when it get here for full refund and bought this one for 136.00 shipped http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128050
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    PCIe spread spectrum has NOTHING to do with FSB-PCIe ratio.

    Spread spectrum is exactly what it says; once enabled the I/O signal (PCIe in this case) will be spread across different frequencies instead of the normal 100MHz for PCIe, the freq will automatically be varied within a small margin.
    The goal is to gain tolerance to interference.
    ^Utter BS. Stop typing from your @ss.

    Asus P5K series are probably the best and most overclocking P35 boards available.
    vDroop on P5K Deluxe is only ~10mV thanks to "vCore Damper" bios feature.

    Gigabyte on the other hand has a track record for boards broken-by-design (eg. GA-P965 -series). Though their P35 series is somewhat better...

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2410961#post2410961
    ^See any GB boards in top 20?
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    Looks too me they are all pretty good and for 129.00 or 136.00 shipped I went with the Gigabyte it has like 5 fan headers which I need, 4 usbs but I have a extra bracket so that gives me 6 in the rear two in the front and I don't need the wireless of the ASUS, although it is nice, It seems they both overclock near the same, The ASUS board does have better power phase 8 to the Gigabytes 6 phase and appears to handle memory better but is it worth the extra 34.00 . The Gigabyte does have a better choke power system. The Gigabyte gets raive reviews and the Asus either gets great reviews or horrible. I have a day to decide which to keep I can refuse the package and it is a auto rma with no fee. I'm going to sleep on it.

    I'm not sure what your saying here Gigabyte on the other hand has a track record for boards broken-by-design (eg. GA-P965 -series).
    The p965 DS 3series won about every bang for the buck award there is. I had one and it was fantastic for 88.00.
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