Question is: Is this the optimal Motherboard for my setup? I'd like to get more bang for my buck, and I hear a lot about the x38/x48 boards. Should I stick with what I have planned now or go for a different motherboard with better performance?
P.S. I will be experimenting with OCing once I've done some more research.
I don't see anywhere on the P35 specs that it has the PCI-E 2.0 x16 Graphics slot. Will this graphics slot on the X38 be worth it? I was planning on going with one of the new video cards coming out in a few weeks.
The difference in cost doesn't bother me, I just want to make sure that I am able to get the most out of my processor, memory and video card.
P.S. Looking at the x38 info on ASUS's website, I don't see the OCZ memory listed in the QVL. Does that mean that this memory won't work with the P5E?
If you need the features, the x38 is a good chipset. I was referring strictly to the overclocking potential of both chipsets. For memory, the board maker can only test a few types and brands. The ocz may work fine; just check the return policy of your vender just in case.