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ASUS P5Q Deluxe vs. EVGA nForce 790i Ultra SLI 775 A1 Version

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October 21, 2008 12:48:07 AM

What is your views on these two boards:

ASUS P5Q Deluxe
EVGA nForce 790i Ultra SLI 775 A1 Version

I've heard about some issues with the Asus board?

Also - where can I find the best value/money graphics card?
October 21, 2008 1:25:47 AM

P45 boards are rock solid. You really cant go wrong with it, at all. Be it ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte. They are all good.

As far as the Nvidia chipsets go....its really a coin toss. And I really mean that. You have about a 50% chance of getting a board that actually works, in terms of memory issues and massive voltage issues with overclocking.

Check newegg.com for prices and parts. They have the largest selection of everything.
October 21, 2008 2:59:05 AM

The p45's are generally more reliable. As spathotan said, it's like a 50/50 chance you're going to get a good nvidia board.

The best price/performance cards are probably the 4850 on the ATI side, or the 9800gtx on the nvidia side.
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October 21, 2008 4:49:54 PM

Thanks for your replies.

What are your views on these specs:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 12MB
Corsair XMS3 DHX 2 x 2 GB
ASUS EN9800GTX+/HTDP (512 MB)
Antec Performance One P182
Corsair CX400W PSU
ASUS P5Q3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP @n Motherboard
Western Digital Raptor 150 GB, 10000 RPM Disk
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 1TB Disk
Scythe Ninja PLUS SCNJ-1100P CPU Cooler
PlextorPX-820A
October 21, 2008 10:34:53 PM

Dont know why anybody needs a overpriced X 20 plextor drive, but whatever. System looks fine.
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