Ok, well I'm looking at a new build and need help/advise on choosing a motherboard. I've pretty much narrowed it down to 2 motherboards and want to know any advantages of one over the other, or any experiences people have had.
The ASUS P6 seems to be the overall best pick and that is what I have been leaning towards, but what is the difference between the Deluxe and the regular P6T?? Also is there a difference if it is a Deluxe V2 over the regular "Deluxe"
Is the Gigabyte worth getting?
I plan on getting an Intel i7 930, OCZ Tripple channel RAM, and have a XFX 5770 1gb Video, and prob a Thermaltake case with a 850W PSU....
1- What is your budget?
2- With the price of the P6T Deluxe V2, you can get another mobo that support SATA III and USB 3.0, so, isn't a good deal now.
3- I would go for the Gigabyte, but the version that support SATA III and USB 3.0.
Yea, I was looking at getting the Antec 850w 80plus PSU. So I guess my question is why the $50 difference between the gigabyte UD3R and the UD5 boards? I see that the UD3R has the USB 3.0, but the UD5 has 2x Onboard 1394 (not sure what that is) so...
Does anyone know the difference between the deluxe and deluxe v2?
I started with the SE Deluxe - Would not install Win - 7, Ubuntu or XP. It was returned to retailer.
This was replaced with a P6T. It installed the OSes and ran beautifully. It would lock up on the
first boot in the morning and then run OK. I took it back before the 30-day retailer return window closed.
It was replaced by another P6T and it wouldn't install the OSes.
From research and response to the forum query, the problem could have been the Corsair 950 PSU.
After a couple of months a Giga UD5 was purchased. all the hardware was loaded and it has been stable for
better than 30 days. The Corsair memory is supposed to be 1600 VMP. The current Giga will not boot with
the VMP settiing. A manual set will not boot to 1600 speed ram. It will boot to a 1333 OCed in the BIOS.
I don't know if this is inherent to the Giga hardware configuration or I haven't figured out the correct BIOS settings
I could be a limitation of the I7 920 CPU.