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Went with Asus motherboard for first time, what to expect?


Knows what makes you tick
Jan 24, 2006
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System Name Budget Gaming
Processor AMD FX6300
Motherboard Gigabyte 880GMA-USB3
Cooling Coolermaster Hyper 212+
Memory 8GB Ripjaws DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) HD7850 1GB
Storage 1TB Sata2
Display(s) Acer 24" LED
Case Generic black
Audio Device(s) Stock onboard
Power Supply FSP Aurum Gold 650W
Software Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
I went with the Asus P5Q Pro P45 motherboard and I need some advice on it. I hear that Asus uses a different BIOS and can be tricky to overclock, I just need advice on what to expect. Be prepared before I get it.


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Aug 8, 2007
4,973 (1.30/day)
Port St Lucie, FL. U.S.A.
System Name Main Rig
Processor AMD FX-4130 @ 4.8Ghz
Motherboard ASUS M5A99X Evo
Cooling Coolermaster Hyper 212+
Memory 8GB GSkill DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) ASUS GTX 970 Strix @ 1503Mhz Core
Storage Corsair Force 90gb SSD/ WD Caviar Blue 750gb
Display(s) ASUS 24" IPS
Case Coolermaster Centurion 590
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Antec TP750 80+
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 64
I have the P5q pro and let me tell ya' that it is a great board. I have had my E8400 to 4.3ghz with just voltage adjustments. My first Mobo was a Asus K8N-E S754 and it was rock solid. I will always choose Asus if the board has the features I am looking for.
Oct 23, 2005
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Im on my second board, first was a Asus A8n32 SLI deluxe a awesome board then upgraded to second mobo which is Asus Crosshair.

Now this is the best, ultimate board i think, its got everything i need, all the connections i need and a great architecture.

Asus are a great brand, id probably stick with them for the future, only problem is i need a board with certain connections and spaces relating to PCI slots and other internal components, but u cant go wrong with Asus.