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    Asus P5K Premium or P5E. Help decide

    I'v just had to RMA my trusty Asus P5K Deluxe and as the Deluxe is no longer in production I will most probably be offered a P5K-Premium and/or P5E as a replacement.

    Which one is the better of the two?

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    Re: Asus P5K Premium or P5E. Help decide

    the one that is more expensive

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    Re: Asus P5K Premium or P5E. Help decide

    Quote Originally Posted by r_j_k_p View Post
    the one that is more expensive

    They are both around the same price,
    I'm after the best quad core overclocker out of the two

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    Re: Asus P5K Premium or P5E. Help decide

    they are both the same chipset so i think they would be about the same.

    would get the premium tho, as it seems to have more features..

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    Re: Asus P5K Premium or P5E. Help decide

    Quote Originally Posted by r_j_k_p View Post
    they are both the same chipset so i think they would be about the same.

    would get the premium tho, as it seems to have more features..
    Yeh, I'm leaning towards the premium as it has more features, but its a P35 chipset.
    The P5E has the x38 chipset, but has less features.

    Ideally I'm going to try and push for a Maximus Formula, but I wont hold my breath.

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    Re: Asus P5K Premium or P5E. Help decide

    Quote Originally Posted by SadikP View Post
    Yeh, I'm leaning towards the premium as it has more features, but its a P35 chipset.
    The P5E has the x38 chipset, but has less features.

    Ideally I'm going to try and push for a Maximus Formula, but I wont hold my breath.
    i chose the p5e because of the x38 chipset. was told it was more stable for overclocking, although i never bothered looking it up. its doing everything i could want it to do. iv never tested the premium. isn't that supposed to have linux built in or something?

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    Re: Asus P5K Premium or P5E. Help decide

    i'm using the p5k premium just now with a q6600, it's overclocked to 3.6ghz no probs. But i have had something (maybe voltage regulators?) squealing after a while on full load, doesn't really matter though as it's hardly ever on full load unless i'm stress testing it.

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    Re: Asus P5K Premium or P5E. Help decide

    I got the premium. I have an e6850 at 3.8ghz.

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    Re: Asus P5K Premium or P5E. Help decide

    They are both good. I would go for the one that has the features you need.

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    Re: Asus P5K Premium or P5E. Help decide

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    They are both good. I would go for the one that has the features you need.
    He said he already has got the p5e.

    Good choice, i swapped out my P5k for a P5e, hadnt booted it yet was still brand new, but basically:

    P5e:

    +supported higher fsb and higher ddr2 speed
    -Temps on the mobo were slightly higher
    +The soundcard was much better
    +X38 has pci-e 2.0
    +Both PCIE slots were 16x not 16x and 4x board had the same colour scheme but was RofG
    +AND If you peel of the P5E sticker it says maximus formula
    +OH yea!! Also Icouldnt use like 4 of my satas on the p5k but on the P5e they are angled which was +great and allowed for a tidier case.

    P5k

    +Cooler
    +Slightly better overclock
    +More fan headers
    -Slower in benchamrks
    -Satas covered
    -Onboard sound as oppose to PCIe x1 soundcard

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