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    Mobo recommendation for friend - Asus p35 chipset or 965

    Hey guys,
    A friend wanted to purchase this board

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=591501

    but was wondering if it was worth the extra £40odd over the p5b deluxe, or the gigabyte ds4


    Any help is appreciated, thanks
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    • cotswoldcs's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P4C800-E Deluxe
      • CPU:
      • Pentium 4 3.0Ghz Northwood (@3.4Ghz on water)
      • Memory:
      • 1.5Gb Corsair TwinX PC3200/PC3700
      • Storage:
      • 150Gb Raptor
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX 6600GT 128Mb (w waterblock)
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic S12-380
      • Case:
      • Antec Sonata I
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      • 3 x Iiyama 19" LCD (5:4) on Comrac Tripple Mount
      • Internet:
      • PlusNet 1.6Mb ADSL
    I'd go with the P5K Deluxe if it were my system. It probably has more features than he will ever need and it's certainly pricey but the motherboard is a vital component and could well survive a number of upgrades. At the moment DDR3 memory is too expensive to make the P5K3 worth considering.

    I doubt he will regret spending an extra £40 on this mobo but if he has no plans to overclock and won't use RAID, etc then something cheaper would be worth considering.

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    If he never plans on buying a penryn, then the P5B is probably a better buy for most people, from a value for money perspective anyway.
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    • Thorsson's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
      • CPU:
      • i5 3570k
      • Memory:
      • 2x8Gb Corsair Vengeance PC1866
      • Storage:
      • 256M4 SSD; 2Tb 7200RPM Barracuda; 2Tb Linkstation
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    Yeah the P5K is for those desperate folks that need to update their PC regularly.

    I know, I'm one.

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