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Asus P5Q (base model) thoughts?
2/9/08 11:25:35 PM

What are your thoughts regarding this board? http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=709&l4=0&model=2164&modelmenu

Looking for:
- something which should be able to OC above 400mhz
- Single VGA slot
- Seperate SB/NB/Mosfet heatsinks
- non-gigabyte (good boards but I'm sick of their little quirks)

Cheers :)

E5200 (4ghz/1.384v), 4GB Patriot DDR2-800 4-4-4-12, Giga EP35-DS3R 2.1, EVGA 8800GT KO (675/975mhz)
3DMark2001SE = 54759

3/9/08 2:10:30 AM

Seems to have a good rep. I'd say it's on par with the GA-EP45-DS3.

Gigabyte is still going strong following on from their awesome reputation with the P35-DS3 boards, thus I imagine their EP45 boards are more popular than the Asus boards, too.

But I don't really ahve anything to go by other than other people here, and a preference for Gigabyte may just be local to this forum.

I'd have absolutely no hesitation in getting a P5Q over a EP45-DS3 if the DS3 wasn't in stock.

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3/9/08 9:32:41 AM

I just got a P5Q Deluxe, I would make love to it at night. I just love the amount of copper, the build quality of this board is unbelievable.

IMO it's a great board and the base mode is a little cheaper and probably just as good, albeit missing a few things ofcourse.

Haven't tried overclocking yet, but according to tweaktown it's up there.


3/9/08 11:04:21 AM

I have the P5Q base model, and I must say that I'm really, really impressed with it. none of the P45 boards can run more than 1x graphics card at 16x anyway, so the 2nd '16x' PCI-E slot is just a wank anyhow.
the connectivity is truly amazing for a base model card, it has heaps. I'm running 5x HDD's, 3x in RAID_5, 2 in RAID_0, on the ICHR10, plus a DVD burner. there's still 2x SATA slots vacant
they're a great overclocking board too - I'm running my E8400 (3G) 2 3.84G 24/7, and it's rock solid (12 hours of ORTHOS).it also runs very cool - idles at 31-32c at these settings.
I've had absolutely no problems whatsoever with this board - I recommend it highly.

....it's called a 'snuke'.

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