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Message 966949 - Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 15:51:53 UTC
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I'm trying to decide on a motherboard @ Newegg

1. DFI P55-T3eH9 LGA 1156 New


2. ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Open Box


3. ASRock P55 Extreme LGA 1156 Open Box


Numba 1. I choose cause It can handle 3 double width video cards and a pci wireless card that I have and It's the most expensive too.
Cost to Me about $190.30 or $46.50 more than #2 and $60.64 more than #3.

Numba 2. I choose cause It can handle 3 double width video cards, Although It will have to use an existing usb wireless adapter instead of pci(Boo) and It's less expensive than the 1st one.
Cost to Me about $143.80 or $46.50 less than #1 and $14.14 more than #3.

Numba 3. I choose cause It can handle 3 double width video cards, Although It will have to use an existing usb wireless adapter instead of pci(Boo) and It's less expensive than the 1st one or the 2nd one, It also has a 16x blue slot that stays 16x when the orange slots are filled(both orange ar 4x when filled at the same time, For Seti this doesn't matter).
Cost to Me about $129.66 or $60.64 less than #1 and $14.14 less than #2.

Note: on #2 and #3 I looked for a compatible pci-e wireless card that will work at 108G(non standard, Atheros chipset) and I could only find the D-Link DWA-556 and I don't think It can do 108G at all.


Choices, Choices, Choices...

Of course the Asrock can use Gskill 2000MHz ram(4GB/2 Black fins/$174), But not Corsair 2000MHz(4GB/Red fins/$259), The DFI can use the Red fins, But I don't know about the Gskill, The Asus I don't know about yet.
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Message 966957 - Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 16:32:11 UTC
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My 2 cents. Go with the AsRock. While I love ASUS and have several, my fastest crunchers are actually AsRocks. For the money they are great boards.

PS: it get's you closer to a new kitty sooner.
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Message 966959 - Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 16:36:58 UTC

The Asus. For long term and continuous usage they're more reliable IMO even though I lost my Asus P5e after a bad bios update some months ago. Otherwise i'd look at the MSI GD-xx series. Those also support high freq memory.
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Message 966960 - Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 16:40:00 UTC

Also the Asrock will do either 1156 cpus coolers or 775 bolt thru cpu coolers, The DFI and the Asus will only do 1156 of course, But that matters little to Me as I have an H50 for the cpu. :D

Oh and that's 1 for Asrock, Thanks Carlos.
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Message 966962 - Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 16:44:45 UTC - in response to Message 966959.  
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The Asus. For long term and continuous usage they're more reliable IMO even though I lost my Asus P5e after a bad bios update some months ago. Otherwise i'd look at the MSI GD-xx series. Those also support high freq memory.

Asus would send you a new bios chip, should be nothing wrong with the board. I had a van break our power pole in half during a bios update and they sent me 2 new chips already with latest bios. Surely would never get rid of board because of bad flash.
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Message 966963 - Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 16:47:14 UTC - in response to Message 966959.  

The Asus. For long term and continuous usage they're more reliable IMO even though I lost my Asus P5e after a bad bios update some months ago. Otherwise i'd look at the MSI GD-xx series. Those also support high freq memory.

I picked these 3 cause of a common ability, to run 3 video cards in a 7 slot case, Which is a Cooler Master HAF-932(which has an air filter problem that I'm slowly fixing). So the MSI boards while good, Don't fit as the only one slot GTX video card that know of is the Galaxy GTX 260+ Razor and It's rarer than a GTX 295 is, So It's one of these 3 only.
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Message 966969 - Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 17:02:26 UTC - in response to Message 966949.  

I'm trying to decide on a motherboard @ Newegg

1. DFI P55-T3eH9 LGA 1156 New


2. ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Open Box


3. ASRock P55 Extreme LGA 1156 Open Box


Numba 1. I choose cause It can handle 3 double width video cards and a pci wireless card that I have and It's the most expensive too.
Cost to Me about $190.30 or $46.50 more than #2 and $60.64 more than #3.

Numba 2. I choose cause It can handle 3 double width video cards, Although It will have to use an existing usb wireless adapter instead of pci(Boo) and It's less expensive than the 1st one.
Cost to Me about $143.80 or $46.50 less than #1 and $14.14 more than #3.

Numba 3. I choose cause It can handle 3 double width video cards, Although It will have to use an existing usb wireless adapter instead of pci(Boo) and It's less expensive than the 1st one or the 2nd one, It also has a 16x blue slot that stays 16x when the orange slots are filled(both orange ar 4x when filled at the same time, For Seti this doesn't matter).
Cost to Me about $129.66 or $60.64 less than #1 and $14.14 less than #2.

Note: on #2 and #3 I looked for a compatible pci-e wireless card that will work at 108G(non standard, Atheros chipset) and I could only find the D-Link DWA-556 and I don't think It can do 108G at all.


Choices, Choices, Choices...

Of course the Asrock can use Gskill 2000MHz ram(4GB/2 Black fins/$174), But not Corsair 2000MHz(4GB/Red fins/$259), The DFI can use the Red fins, But I don't know about the Gskill, The Asus I don't know about yet.

Mwave has the Asus board for $114
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Could even move up to the Deluxe model at your price....
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Message 966970 - Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 17:02:36 UTC - in response to Message 966962.  

The Asus. For long term and continuous usage they're more reliable IMO even though I lost my Asus P5e after a bad bios update some months ago. Otherwise i'd look at the MSI GD-xx series. Those also support high freq memory.

Asus would send you a new bios chip, should be nothing wrong with the board. I had a van break our power pole in half during a bios update and they sent me 2 new chips already with latest bios. Surely would never get rid of board because of bad flash.

Hi hiamps, Yeah Asus will do that, But I'm pretty good at flashing a Bios, But unless It fixes a problem I have run across, I generally leave that alone. :D

So thats:

DFI:    0
Asus:   2
Asrock: 1

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Message 966972 - Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 17:05:09 UTC - in response to Message 966962.  
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The Asus. For long term and continuous usage they're more reliable IMO even though I lost my Asus P5e after a bad bios update some months ago. Otherwise i'd look at the MSI GD-xx series. Those also support high freq memory.

Asus would send you a new bios chip, should be nothing wrong with the board. I had a van break our power pole in half during a bios update and they sent me 2 new chips already with latest bios. Surely would never get rid of board because of bad flash.


I thought about it but didn't want to go through their tech support hurdles. So I just went back to using a p5ne. The p5ne works perfectly now and it's an Asus budget board.
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Message 966973 - Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 17:08:00 UTC - in response to Message 966969.  

I'm trying to decide on a motherboard @ Newegg

1. DFI P55-T3eH9 LGA 1156 New


2. ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Open Box


3. ASRock P55 Extreme LGA 1156 Open Box


Numba 1. I choose cause It can handle 3 double width video cards and a pci wireless card that I have and It's the most expensive too.
Cost to Me about $190.30 or $46.50 more than #2 and $60.64 more than #3.

Numba 2. I choose cause It can handle 3 double width video cards, Although It will have to use an existing usb wireless adapter instead of pci(Boo) and It's less expensive than the 1st one.
Cost to Me about $143.80 or $46.50 less than #1 and $14.14 more than #3.

Numba 3. I choose cause It can handle 3 double width video cards, Although It will have to use an existing usb wireless adapter instead of pci(Boo) and It's less expensive than the 1st one or the 2nd one, It also has a 16x blue slot that stays 16x when the orange slots are filled(both orange ar 4x when filled at the same time, For Seti this doesn't matter).
Cost to Me about $129.66 or $60.64 less than #1 and $14.14 less than #2.

Note: on #2 and #3 I looked for a compatible pci-e wireless card that will work at 108G(non standard, Atheros chipset) and I could only find the D-Link DWA-556 and I don't think It can do 108G at all.


Choices, Choices, Choices...

Of course the Asrock can use Gskill 2000MHz ram(4GB/2 Black fins/$174), But not Corsair 2000MHz(4GB/Red fins/$259), The DFI can use the Red fins, But I don't know about the Gskill, The Asus I don't know about yet.

Mwave has the Asus board for $114
Mwave
Could even move up to the Deluxe model at your price....

I should have said this is with sales tax and shipping to Me, Except for the DFI which has Free shipping. The following is the cost of each motherboard @ Newegg before any tax or any shipping(if any that is).

DFI:    $174.99
Asus:   $124.99
Asrock: $111.99

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Message 966974 - Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 17:08:31 UTC - in response to Message 966972.  

If you still have the board I would get the chip, Asus is real easy to work with. They have always beed real good to me...Thermaltake.....that is another matter, won't buy from them again.
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Message 966975 - Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 17:10:38 UTC - in response to Message 966974.  

If you still have the board I would get the chip, Asus is real easy to work with. They have always beed real good to me...Thermaltake.....that is another matter, won't buy from them again.

Thermaltake, Sometimes they make good stuff, Sometimes not so good, But there are worse makers than Tt.
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Message 966976 - Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 17:12:11 UTC - in response to Message 966973.  

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Mwave has the Asus board for $114
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Could even move up to the Deluxe model at your price....

I should have said this is with sales tax and shipping to Me, Except for the DFI which has Free shipping. The following is the cost of each motherboard @ Newegg before any tax or any shipping(if any that is).

DFI:    $174.99
Asus:   $124.99
Asrock: $111.99
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Both in California so Mwave should still save you $10....I have been to Mwaves store and they were friendly helpful people in case you were wondering....
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Message 966980 - Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 17:30:12 UTC

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that all being said...
i vote against the DFI board. i haven't heard anything good about them in a long time and the newegg review isn't that good.

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Message 966983 - Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 17:43:22 UTC - in response to Message 966974.  

If you still have the board I would get the chip, Asus is real easy to work with. They have always beed real good to me...Thermaltake.....that is another matter, won't buy from them again.


I'll be updating to an 1156 board but if I decide to keep a second system I might try to get a chip for the p5e so I can use it with the ddr3 I have now.

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Message 966984 - Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 17:44:36 UTC - in response to Message 966975.  

But there are worse makers than Tt.


Like Ultra.

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Message 966992 - Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 17:59:16 UTC - in response to Message 966976.  

SNIP
Mwave has the Asus board for $114
Mwave
Could even move up to the Deluxe model at your price....

I should have said this is with sales tax and shipping to Me, Except for the DFI which has Free shipping. The following is the cost of each motherboard @ Newegg before any tax or any shipping(if any that is).

DFI:    $174.99
Asus:   $124.99
Asrock: $111.99

Both in California so Mwave should still save you $10....I have been to Mwaves store and they were friendly helpful people in case you were wondering....[/quote]
Hmm, I'll have to luck at Mwave as the Open Box is usually just a motherboard, the Asrock or Asus I/O shield would cost Me another $21.36 delivered to Me from ebay.

DFI:    -1
Asus:    2
Asrock:  2


I forgot to add in My opinion on the Asrock, But then the delivered price does help.
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Message 966993 - Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 18:00:47 UTC - in response to Message 966984.  

But there are worse makers than Tt.


Like Ultra.

Yeah, It seems like they always make a flashy psu or something thats cheaply made.
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Message 966994 - Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 18:01:45 UTC - in response to Message 966992.  

SNIP
Mwave has the Asus board for $114
Mwave
Could even move up to the Deluxe model at your price....

I should have said this is with sales tax and shipping to Me, Except for the DFI which has Free shipping. The following is the cost of each motherboard @ Newegg before any tax or any shipping(if any that is).

DFI:    $174.99
Asus:   $124.99
Asrock: $111.99

Both in California so Mwave should still save you $10....I have been to Mwaves store and they were friendly helpful people in case you were wondering....

Hmm, I'll have to luck at Mwave as the Open Box is usually just a motherboard, the Asrock or Asus I/O shield would cost Me another $21.36 delivered to Me from ebay.

DFI:    -1
Asus:    2
Asrock:  2


I forgot to add in My opinion on the Asrock, But then the delivered price does help.[/quote]
My last open box was from Newegg board I am using and it came with only the board...Last one I got from Mwave did include parts and book but may have been a fluke, I would call them.
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Message 967015 - Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 19:15:09 UTC - in response to Message 966994.  

SNIP
Mwave has the Asus board for $114
Mwave
Could even move up to the Deluxe model at your price....

I should have said this is with sales tax and shipping to Me, Except for the DFI which has Free shipping. The following is the cost of each motherboard @ Newegg before any tax or any shipping(if any that is).

DFI:    $174.99
Asus:   $124.99
Asrock: $111.99

Both in California so Mwave should still save you $10....I have been to Mwaves store and they were friendly helpful people in case you were wondering....

Hmm, I'll have to luck at Mwave as the Open Box is usually just a motherboard, the Asrock or Asus I/O shield would cost Me another $21.36 delivered to Me from ebay.

DFI:    -1
Asus:    2
Asrock:  2


I forgot to add in My opinion on the Asrock, But then the delivered price does help.

My last open box was from Newegg board I am using and it came with only the board...Last one I got from Mwave did include parts and book but may have been a fluke, I would call them.[/quote]
All the open box boards I've ever bought from le'egg have always been board only, And except for the shield, everything else can be downloaded, Aren't multiple PCs great? :D
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