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Confused about "p5k SE"

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February 22, 2009 11:12:10 AM

Basically, im trying to build a E5200 rig that i plan to OC.

Originally I was going to get an 'Asus P5KPL-AM' as its only £40. But after reading good things (Overclockability) about the 'Asus p5k SE' Ive decided that the slightly higher price might be worth it.

My problem now is that I cant find the 'Asus p5k SE' in my suppliers listings: Ebuyer
I can see a ASUS P5KPL SE on there, but I'm guessing thats not the same one?

Just for further info:
RAM will be Crucial Ballistix 2X2GB 800MHz/PC6400
HSF will be Freezer 7 Pro (Milled flat to 0.0001mm or whatever my dad can do in his engineering workshop :)  )

1) Does Ebuyer actually sell this 'Asus p5k SE', buy I just can't see it?
2) Can anyone suggest a good UK supplier for the 'Asus p5k SE'?

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February 22, 2009 12:56:51 PM

If your planning on overclocking don't go with a mobo with a G31 chipset, go with one which has a P35, P43 or P45, the latter being better than the others.
February 22, 2009 3:19:22 PM

ah ok,
thankyou for the heads up.
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February 22, 2009 5:01:35 PM

Ktaan said:
Basically, im trying to build a E5200 rig that i plan to OC.

Originally I was going to get an 'Asus P5KPL-AM' as its only £40. But after reading good things (Overclockability) about the 'Asus p5k SE' Ive decided that the slightly higher price might be worth it.

My problem now is that I cant find the 'Asus p5k SE' in my suppliers listings: Ebuyer
I can see a ASUS P5KPL SE on there, but I'm guessing thats not the same one?

Just for further info:
RAM will be Crucial Ballistix 2X2GB 800MHz/PC6400
HSF will be Freezer 7 Pro (Milled flat to 0.0001mm or whatever my dad can do in his engineering workshop :)  )

1) Does Ebuyer actually sell this 'Asus p5k SE', buy I just can't see it?
2) Can anyone suggest a good UK supplier for the 'Asus p5k SE'?



i would suggest one of these and novatech is my supplier, which I`m very satisfied with.
February 23, 2009 1:47:27 PM

I've read in several places, including here that the P45 chipsets are harder to OC than the P35's.

Thanks for the suggestion diggos, but at £66 the MSI P43 Neo is a bit over budget.

So im looking for a cheap P35 based mobo... :-) Any suggestions?
February 24, 2009 6:42:26 AM

Ktaan said:
I've read in several places, including here that the P45 chipsets are harder to OC than the P35's.

Thanks for the suggestion diggos, but at £66 the MSI P43 Neo is a bit over budget.

So im looking for a cheap P35 based mobo... :-) Any suggestions?



Well, a P35 mobo, within your budget range, it will be a rather limited one, like MSI P35 Neo-F or Biostar TP35D2-A7 and I don`t think that is what you want.

Personally I have 2 P45 systems based and I can tell you, the OC is a breeze. I think you should look for Biostar P43-A7 (Intel P43 chipset) or ASRock P45DE (Intel P45 chipset). There are both good and whitin your price range. As for supplier, I don`t know where to tell you to look. BTW have you looked on Ebay? It may worth a try.

Good luck!
February 25, 2009 3:44:50 AM

I've got it down to 3:

MSI P43 Neo-F iP43 - £63.73
Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L iP35 - £76.69
Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L iP45 - £85.67

All are a little more than I really want to spend tho, but i cant seem to find any P35 for cheaper.

The only diff between the P35 and the P45 above (that I can see) is that:

P35 - 8gig ram max - 4 SATA
P45 - 16gig ram max - 6 SATA

But, the P43 above is cheaper than the P35. So im guessing that out of the 3 above, the P43 Neo is the best choice?
February 25, 2009 7:27:44 AM

Given the circumstances, yes the the MSI P43 NEO is the best solution. I can tell you that your E5200 it will work like a charm on it.
February 28, 2009 7:35:11 AM

Thanks for the advice peoples.

The MSI P43 NEO is now in my 'shopping basket'

:-)
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