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ASROCK ConRoeXFire-eSTA2 -$82 or ASUS P5WDH DLX $270?

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August 20, 2006 10:37:04 PM

Asrock ConRoeXFire-eSATA2 - $82.99

http://www.asrock.com/product/ConRoeXFire-eSATA2.htm


ASUS P5W DH DELUXE - $269.99

http://www.asus.com.tw/products4.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=248&model=1198&modelmenu=1


Review:

Asrock ConRoeXFire-eSATA2 Vs Intel Bad Axe 975x

http://vr-zone.com/index.php?i=3779&s=3


Asrock ConRoeXFire-eSATA2 Vs Asus P5W DH DLX


http://www.ocworkbench.com/2006/asrock/ConRoeXFire-eSATA2/g1.htm
August 24, 2006 10:37:13 PM

:D  HELP

ASROCK CONROE XFIRE ESATA 2





* LGA 775 for Intel® Core™ 2 Duo/ Pentium® XE / Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 / Celeron® D, supporting Conroe processors
* Intel® 945P Chipset

1. Supports FSB 1066/800/533 MHz processor, EM64T CPU and H-T Technology
2. Untied Overclocking : During Overclocking, FSB enjoys better margin due to fixed PCIE/ PCI Buses
3. Supports Dual Channel DDRII667/533 x 4 DIMM slots, with max. capacity up to 4GB
4. Supports ATI CrossFire™
5. 1 x PCI Express x 16 slot
6. Additional AGI Express slot to adopt 2nd PCI Express x 16 VGA card, and other PCI Express x4, x2, x1 interface cards
7. 1 x PCI Express x 1 slot
8. Hybrid Booster - Safe Overclocking Technology
9. Supports Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
10. 2 x IEEE1394 headers
11. 4 x Serial ATAII 3.0 Gb/s, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5 and Intel® Matrix Storage), NCQ, AHCI and "Hot Plug" functions
12. 2 x eSerial ATAII 3.0 Gb/s, support "Hot Plug" function
13. HDMI_SPDIF header, providing SPDIF audio output to HDMI VGA card, allows the system to connect HDMI Digital TV/projector/LCD devices.
14. 7.1 Channel with High Definition Audio
15. Windows Vista™ Premium Logo Hardware Ready
16. ASRock 8CH_eSATAII I/O: 2 eSATAII ports, 2 ready-to-use USB ports


OR

ASUS P5W DH DLX








Specification
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CPU

LGA775 socket for Intel® Pentium 4/Celeron CPU
Support Inte Pentium® Processor Extreme Edition & Intel Pentium® D Processor
Support Intel 65nm, Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme
Support Intel next generation Mulit-Core CPU
Compatible with Intel 05B/ 05A and 04B/04A processors
Intel EM64T and Hyper-Threading Technology ready
Chipset

Intel 975X
Intel ICH7R
Front Side Bus

1066/ 800 MHz
Memory

Dual channel memory architecture
4 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support max. 8GB DDR2 800/ 667/ 533 ECC and non-ECC memory
Intel MPT (Intel Memory Pipeline Technology)
ASUS Hyper Path3
Expansion Slots

2 x PCI Express x 16 slot for discrete graphics card
2 x PCI Express x 1
3 x PCI
CrossFire

Support ATI CrossFire graphics cards (both @ x8 mode)
ASUS two-slot thermal design
ASUS PEG Link
Advanced Thermal Design

ASUS 8-Phase Power Design
ASUS Stack Cool2
ASUS Fanless Design: Heat-pipe Thermal solution
Storage/RAID

Intel ICH7R South Bridge:
*1 x UltraDMA 100/66/33
*3 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s with Intel® Matrix Storage Technology with RAID 0, 1, 5 support
Jmicron JMB363 controller
*1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66
*1 x External Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s (ASUS SATA-on-the-Go) and 1 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s with RAID 0, 1, JBOD support
Silicon Image 4723 Hardware RAID controller (ASUS EZ-Backup)
*2 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s with RAID 0, 1 support
*Support RAID 10 cross Intel® ICH7R and Silicon Image 4723 controller
LAN

Dual Gigabit LAN controllers
*2 x Marvell 88E8053 Gigabit LAN Controller, both featuring AI NET2
Wireless LAN: 54Mbps IEEE 802.11g (ASUS WiFi-AP Solo™)
Audio

Realtek ALC882M High Definition Audio 8-channel CODEC
Support Multi-streaming, Jack-sensing and Jack-retasking functions
Anti Pop Function
Coaxial, Optical S/PDIF out on back I/O port
Features Dolby Master Studio technology
- Dolby Prologic IIX
- Dolby Headphone
- Dolby Virtual Speaker
- Dolby Digital Live
IEEE 1394a

TI 1394 controller supports 2 x 1394a ports
USB

Max. 8 USB2.0/1.1 ports
ASUS Digital Home Accessories

1 x Asus DH Remote™
1 x ASUS DH Remote™ Receiver
1 x ASUS MP3-In™ module
1 x ASUS WiFi-AP Solo Antenna
2 x ASUS EZ-Backup™ SATA cables
ASUS AI Lifestyle Features

Stack Cool 2 patented fanless cooling system
"SATA on the Go" External SATA connector
AI Quiet
Overclocking Features

AI NOS™ (Non-delay Overclocking System)
ASUS PEG Link
Precision Tweaker:
- vDIMM: 12-step DRAM voltage control
- vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.0125 increment
- SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection): allowing FSB tuning from 200MHz up to 400MHz at 1MHz increment
- PCIe x16 Frequency: allowing PCIe x16 frequency from 90MHz up to 150MHz at 1MHz increment"
AI Overclocking (intelligent CPU frequency tuner)
Adjustable FSB/DDR ratio. Fixed PCI/PCIe frequencies.
ASUS AI Booster utility
ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Other ASUS Special Features

CrashFree BIOS 3
EZ-Flash2
Q-Fan2
Multi-language BIOS
MyLogo2
BIOS

8 Mb Flash ROM,AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3
Manageability

WOL by PME, WOR by PME, Chassis Intrusion, PXE & RPL
Back Panel I/O Ports

1 x Serial Port
1 x Optical + 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Output
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
1 x PS/2 Mouse
2 x RJ45
4 x USB 2.0/1.1
1 x IEEE1394a
1 x External SATA port
1 x WiFi-AP Solo™ antenna jack
8-Channel Audio I/O
Internal I/O Connectors

2 x USB 2.0 connectors supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
1 x IEEE1394a connector
CPU / 2 x Chassis(system) / 2 x Power Fan connectors
Front panel Audio connector
ASUS EZ-Backup jumpers
Chassis Intrusion connector
CD audio-in connector
MP3-In connector (Red)
SPDIF out connector
System panel connector
Azalia Digital Header
24-pin ATX Power connector
4-pin EATX12V Power connector
Support CD

Drivers
Make RAID driver Disk for Intel ICH7R and JMB 363
ASUS DH Remote Application
ASUS WiFi-AP Solo™ Wizard
ASUS PC Probe 2
ASUS LiveUpdate Utility
InterVideo® Media Launcher (OEM version)
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
ASUS Digital Home Features

ASUS EZ-Backup™
- 2 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s support hardware RAID 0 or RAID 1 mode
- Plug and play: Default setting in RAID 1 mode, no driver, no BIOS configuration required

ASUS WiFi-AP Solo
54 Mbps IEEE 802.11g and backwards compatible with 11 Mbps IEEE 802.11b
- Software Access point mode
- Station mode : Infrastruceure mode and Ad-Hoc mode

Asus DH Remote™
- Power
- Quick Power
- Noise Off
- EZ WiFi
- Full Screen
- AP Launch
- Media Control Zone

ASUS MP3-In™
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