Hello everyone. I've settled on getting another ASUS motherboard. I don't want to spend too much money ($150ish), and dont' really intend to crossfire these, and I've narrowed it down to these three.
I did the comapre on ASUS' site, but I'm still a bit unclear on which to choose. I see that the E and Pro have two PCI-E slots, although I know their not ideal for Crossfire which I don't intend to do that anyway. It also seems that the E has better audio than the pro and regular, as well as some other BIOs features.
Besides these things, what are really the key differences between these boards or what key feature differences am I missing? I'm leaning towards the basic P5Q due to the fact that I'll probably use a sound card and won't dual video card with this board, but any recommendations or opinions on the three would helpful. Thanks!
Thanks Prox. What is eSata anyway? The cooling might be good to have if I decide to OC (which I may). I don't want to spend the money on the deluxe either. Any other major differences between these three, or is that it?
I just ordered a p5q-e to replace a gigabyte p35 board that i've damaged the north bridge and memory controller on (drunken overclocking). I honestly liked the MSI and Gigabyte p45 boards better, but the bang for the buck of the p5q-e was unbeatable. 3 pci-e slots will be nice too, leaves room for a nice RAID controller. Although you'd probibly have to go with single slot video cards to fit it in.