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Asus P5B Deluxe vs P5W DH for E6400

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Which Mobo?

Total: 16 votes

  • Asus P5B Deluxe/WiFi
  • 82 %
  • Asus P5W DH
  • 19 %
December 13, 2006 6:32:58 AM

This build is the result of 2 months or research, going through benchmarks, reviews etcetc

i am still debating which mobo to use, the P5B Deluxe Edition/WiFi or the P5W DH/WiFi. SO if anyone can help me decide, it would be greatly appreciated.

The computer will be used primarily for photoshop, however i will be gaming, running autoCAD and 3DsMAX, and using it for general multimedia. and yes, i will be overclocking it

here are the vitals:

Intel Core™2 Duo Processor E6400 2.13GHz w/ 2MB Cache

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler for P4/775

OCZ 2GB PC2-6400 EL Platinum XTC Edition Rev. 2 Dual Channel DDR2 Kit (2 x 1GB)

OCZ 600W GameXStream Power Supply w/ Quad +12V

eVGA e-GeForce 7600 GS 256MB PCI-E w/ eVGA Fan, DVI, HDTV-Out
December 14, 2006 8:16:37 AM

get a P5W DH or a P5WDG2 WSPRO
December 14, 2006 9:05:48 AM

make ur decision power strong and get a p5b delux.......
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December 14, 2006 9:26:28 AM

P5B Deluxe wont let you down..Its top class..I use it myself
December 14, 2006 9:41:25 AM

Get a P5W DH Deluxe. This board uses the 975x chipset which has been proven to perform very well. It also has a nifty remote controller which you can use to control your pc when you not right infront of your desk.. It also supports Intel multicore cpu's.. I own this board.. Runs brilliantly...

The Asus P5N32SLI Premium is also a very good choice. It uses the nForce 590 chipset.
December 14, 2006 11:26:56 AM

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Get a P5W DH Deluxe. This board uses the 975x chipset which has been proven to perform very well. It also has a nifty remote controller which you can use to control your pc when you not right infront of your desk.. It also supports Intel multicore cpu's.. I own this board.. Runs brilliantly...

The Asus P5N32SLI Premium is also a very good choice. It uses the nForce 590 chipset.


975 chipset boards r good for E6600 and above cpus.....for e6300 and e6400 965 chipsets r the best.......
December 14, 2006 11:30:06 AM

Why is 965 better than 975 for the lower end cpu's?

Oh, The gigabyte range of boards are also good. Examples are DS4 and DQ6
December 21, 2006 12:39:17 PM

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Why is 965 better than 975 for the lower end cpu's?



Based on what I've read the 965 boards Overclock a bit better. For you intended use I don't think you can go wrong with either.

I'm running a E6400 with the Asus P5B Deluxe Wi/Fi and have no complaints other than it's cost.
Can't honestly say which is better, because I haven't built a 975 system yet, but I will say the 975 is a newer chipset so it may impact future upgrade options.
Look into which handles the Quad Core just in case
December 21, 2006 1:21:34 PM

The P5B deluxe will give you the best Oc with the ability to hit 500FSB speeds and higher.
the P5W DH is a very good board but you,ll hit your fsb limits too early to enjoy the potential of the E6400.

on another note get the 7600gt not the gs... thats self explanitory
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