Asus P5K Deluxe vs Abit IP35 Pro

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  1. Razor

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    I am looking at getting one of these boards but really cant decide which one to go with. Both seem to get good reviews.

    Asus P5K Deluxe or Abit IP35 Pro

    Anyone here got any experience with any of these boards. I am looking to use Crucial 8500 DDR2 1066 memory and a quad core Q6600 Go. :)
     
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    Not to worry. Got an ASUS P5K Premium instead. :)
     
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    I was looking at getting a P35 board recently and personally I was about to go for the Abit IP35 Pro, mainly due to the clean board layout and good support. I also thought that the CMOS reset switch at the back was a good idea.

    They're both good boards so I'm sure you won't go wrong with the Asus. :thumbsup:
     
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    I had the IP35 Pro ordered but cancelled a few hour later and ordered the P5K Premium Black pearl Edition. Its meant to be very good, both are. Looking forward to it arriving tomorrow some time. I also went mad and ordered an other 2 gig of 1066 DDR2 memory. :D

    When are you thinking of building a new pc tej?
     
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    Don't know much about motherboards and am currently looking around for one. I had the Asus Commando in sight, but now that I've noticed this thread, I need to ask which is a better board? PK5 Deluxe or commando?
     
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    Go for the premium, its a revised version of the Deluxe. Basically it fixes a few minor issues with the Deluxe board.

    The Premium is a P35 chipset so its newer and better than the older P965 chipset. :)
     
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    I was thinking at the end of theis year, but now the G90 cards from Nvidia are unlikely to come out till February/March 2008, I think I'll be waiting till Spring '08 now.
     
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    Thats fair enough. I wouldn't of upgraded if my mobo wasn't faulty, as I only built my gaming pc about 5 months ago.

    In all honesty though I enjoy tinkering with pc's so it doesnt really bother me. For me its fun.

    On a separate note, i have been really pleased with my quad core cpu. A fair few new games seem to use it.
     
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    Hi Razor

    How are you getting on with your Motherboard. I have read elsewhere to go for the deluxe and not the premium because there are quite a few problems with premium and vista/xp, sata problems etc.
     
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    The premium is meant to be a revised upgraded/deluxe board (some upgraded components). I think the problems lie with raptor drives and some western digital sata drives and also some raid setups. I think there is a beta BIOS out for most of these problems but not 100% sure as the problem hasnt effected me. No problems here on seagate drives 7200.10, these seem to be the best drives for this board. I am also using vista 32bit.

    I really like the premium board, its really stable and has loads of options in the BIOS. I prefer it to my other P5N32 SLI PLUS which I upgraded from. Its also very easy to overclock. :)

    I dont think you can go wrong with ether of these boards.
     
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    I have the Asus P5K Deluxe. I have been running it with 2 gig of DDR3 and Vista 64 bit at standard rates, without any issues what so ever. Will look to add more RAM, when I've got a a bit of spare cash, as it's still quite pricey.
     
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    Its the HTPC in my sig btw if you are interested what's running on it.
     
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    Ram is the cheapest its ever been at the moment. Get shopping. ;)

    I normally find memory goes up at xmas time.
     

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