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    Grab a late P5K Deluxe or early X38?

    There's no such thing as the perfect anything but the ideal motherboard for me atm must have good layout, stability, ability to OC, have plenty of internal USB headers (I've potentially got up to 6 frontal USB ports), ideally have 3 usable PCI slots, and must have WiFi.

    Out of the Abit IP35 Pro, Gigabyte GA P35 DQ6, Asus P5K Deluxe the P5K Deluxe pretty much has it. The only reason I haven't bought it yet is the SATA placement issue, I have an 8800 gts which, I believe, will cover possibly 2 of the SATA ports(?) - I will have SATA 2xHDD's, 2xDVD-RW's, and have the future in mind.

    X38 is literally round the corner, it's new and new chipsets / motherboards usually come with the added ball-ache of a teething and tweaking period, plus the initial price premium. But, there might be an ideal X38 with all of the above. If, reports are true, I know if I leave it too long a P5K Deluxe will be hard/impossible to find.

    Someone probably has an in-depth low-down-hoe-down on X38 merits and minuses over P35, I've just read the obvious overview stuff that's been put out so far.

    Opinions and thoughts welcome, thanks.

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    Re: Grab a late P5K Deluxe or early X38?

    Its the GTX and the Ultra that covers them, but its only the Ultra's cooler that gets in the way.

    You can still do it with one angled cable and one straight one, and as the GTS is shorter, I think you should be fine.
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    Re: Grab a late P5K Deluxe or early X38?

    in the same position as you, been waiting quite long for the X38, better be worth it or else i'll get the p35

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    Re: Grab a late P5K Deluxe or early X38?

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    in the same position as you, been waiting quite long for the X38, better be worth it or else i'll get the p35
    me too.

    although as the P5K deluxe seems to have been removed from scan - apparently discontinued, and the others are awaiting stock, it seems that the X38 may be available byt the time the others are in stock.

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    Re: Grab a late P5K Deluxe or early X38?

    ill probably go for Blitz formula if I don't go for the X38

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    Re: Grab a late P5K Deluxe or early X38?

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    ill probably go for Blitz formula if I don't go for the X38
    That's really meant for water cooling. Many of the big Air HSFs won't fit.

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    Re: Grab a late P5K Deluxe or early X38?

    X38 is a while off.... and may well end up being called X40/48

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    Re: Grab a late P5K Deluxe or early X38?

    Quote Originally Posted by DR View Post
    and may well end up being called X40/48
    Is that a HEXUS.Pun or is it for real?
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    Re: Grab a late P5K Deluxe or early X38?

    ... real.

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    Re: Grab a late P5K Deluxe or early X38?

    Quote Originally Posted by DR View Post
    X38 is a while off.... and may well end up being called X40/48
    How long do you mean when you say a while, roughly, like? Been waiting on this, but the P5B deluxe audio problem is really annoying me, so I might go for something else if we're talking over 3 months....

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    Re: Grab a late P5K Deluxe or early X38?

    I'd be suprised if we saw mass market before end of Oct...

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    Re: Grab a late P5K Deluxe or early X38?

    Do we know what the delay is?
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    Re: Grab a late P5K Deluxe or early X38?

    Well they were all supposed to hit market end Aug/Sept - and aren't going to

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    Re: Grab a late P5K Deluxe or early X38?

    Is there a story on the way?

    And whats the X40/X48 thing about?

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    Re: Grab a late P5K Deluxe or early X38?

    October my arse. That's not going to work for me at all

    ...just this second placed an order for a p5k deluxe, £136 all in. Waiting over.

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    Re: Grab a late P5K Deluxe or early X38?

    ASUS Prepares X38 Express Motherboard
    The X38 chipset date looks to have been moved from the end of September to the 9th of September
    looks like a repeat of the p35 launch from what i've read. Mobos available before Intel's official release date on Sept 23rd

    Haven't heard anything to the contrary to support
    Well they were all supposed to hit market end Aug/Sept - and aren't going to
    Like to share it??

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