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Asus P5Q SE2 Motherboard a good choice or nightmare?

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  • Gigabyte
Last response: in Motherboards
March 17, 2010 9:04:20 AM

I want to order the Asus P5Q SE2 motherboard online to replace my ancient Gigabyte G31MX-S2. I could not find any reviews on it and this is my first time buying something from Asus. Previously I had Foxconn, Intel, MSI and Gigabyte motherboards... I would like to know what other people's opinions are on it and who have worked with this motherboard before.

(I have a Gigabyte Odin 585watt PSU)
I plan to install the following on it:
* Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66Ghz
* Corsair Dominator 2x2GB 1066Mhz Memory
* Club3D ATi Radeon 5770 512MB
* Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS HDD

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March 17, 2010 7:07:54 PM

I've the owned the P5Q SE PLUS for over a year 24/7 it's been on and have OC'd stable 4 different CPUs, dual cores and a quad core. Been very happy with it.

No issues whatsoever, even ran my E8400 to 2000 mhz FSB ( 8 x 500) 4 Ghz and got through all benchmarks and stress tests.
a b V Motherboard
March 17, 2010 7:48:04 PM

Ummmm, why?

If you're going to upgrade your motherboard you may as well at least go for one that offers you the opportunity to crossfire your 5770. That P45 board only has a single PCi-E graphics slot. I would think that the ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo is a better option.

Just saying
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March 17, 2010 7:55:53 PM

I have been use a P5Q SE Plus for about 6 months now it has yet to fail me. It is one of the most stable boards i ever used before this board i had a gigabyte board that gave me nothing but problems. I have had my E8200 OCD since day one on this board and it runs stable at 3.8 ghz thats a 1200mhz OC and it runs solid as a rock.
March 17, 2010 8:07:20 PM

Thanks for the replies ! I placed the order and it should be here on Friday :) 
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March 18, 2010 12:18:47 AM

Good luck with your rig.