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Planning to build a PC: what ASUS Mobo would you recommend?

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by rcjian, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. rcjian

    rcjian Member

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    I'm planning to build a PC that can play latest games and will be future proof for at least 5 years. So as what the subject says, which one to buy? As for the CPU, I'm thinking Core 2 duo E8400 or 8500! Any advice will be much appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. GregI6

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    Depends on budget and i think 5 years is a long time to keep a board.

    I have the p5k-e and have had no problems.
     
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    It's impossible to be futureproof for that amount of time unfortunately, but the P5K-E is nice. Don't limit yourself to Asus though, boards like the GA-P35-DS3R from Gigabyte are also worth a look.
     
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    Thanks for your reply guys! I'm thinking of buying Asus maximus formula or its little sister Asus P5E! What you guys think of this Mobos?
     
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    The Maximus Formula seems pretty solid, one of the regular members here has one and hasn't reported any major issues.
     
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    P5E is really a Maximus with a less elaborate heat dispansion system and one less gigabit port. I don't really see the need for going with a board much better than a p5e or p5k-e.
     
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    If you don't plan on Xfire, then I would go with a GA-P35-DS3R.
     
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    im sure its the maximus that has the extra pcie lanes chip which amkes xifre run in 16 and 8, instaed of 16 and 4
     
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    im sure its the maximus that has the extra pcie lanes chip which amkes xifre run in 16 and 8, instaed of 16 and 4
     

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