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March 8, 2011 5:08:25 PM

Which of these motherboards will be better for me?

p8p67 pro
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/mot...

p8p67
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/mot...

The p8p67 is £20 cheaper which will enable me to get the Coolermaster V8 CPU Cooler.
The only difference I see between these 2 mobos is that the pro has x8/x8 sli/xfire while the non pro only has x16/x4.
I will NOT sli or xfire, at least for the next year or so.
Now, apart from the PCIe bandwidth difference, is there anything else I should know about?

The gpu I will is the nvidia 560ti or the ati 6950 2gb.
And the CPU will be the i5-2500k.
Ocing is very important to me, and I would like to achieve an oc of 4.5Ghz.
Usage will be gaming, and general everyday stuff.

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a b V Motherboard
March 8, 2011 6:02:07 PM

I would get (and did) Pro just in case you decide to go SLI one day (much better option in my opinion)..it's little more expensive but it's worth it
March 8, 2011 6:20:20 PM

Hmm, I guess so, more future proofness.
But If I decided not to sli or xfire, what other benefits would I see?
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a b V Motherboard
March 8, 2011 6:29:38 PM

romanrp said:
Hmm, I guess so, more future proofness.
But If I decided not to sli or xfire, what other benefits would I see?


you won't, this is the only difference between this mobos
March 8, 2011 6:32:30 PM

Thanks :) 
I think I might as well go for the pro version and call it a day.
a b V Motherboard
March 8, 2011 6:44:19 PM

romanrp said:
Thanks :) 
I think I might as well go for the pro version and call it a day.

my replacement board came in today..missed the delivery :(  ,there also other mobos out there that a bit chiper like MSI line up,here;
http://us.msi.com/index.php?func=prodpage1&maincat_no=1
but I like this Pro ,got 25K@5.1 no problem :) 
March 8, 2011 6:47:23 PM

Nice!
What cooler do you have?
And I will look into those boards, although personally I prefer Asus.
And just to clear thing up
both of the asus boards I mentioned will oc roughly the same?
I heard that the p8p67 LE board doesnt oc well, its this the case with these boards?
a b V Motherboard
March 8, 2011 6:56:44 PM

romanrp said:
Nice!
What cooler do you have?
And I will look into those boards, although personally I prefer Asus.

under my avatar click on More Information/ Member configuration,I like Gigabyte boards,the only reason i got this one was new bios
March 8, 2011 7:01:37 PM

Thanks :) 
ooh water cooling, I will stick to air for now. :D 
And thats a very nice build btw, I am thinking of getting some blue led fans for mine a well.
They just look so damn good!
a c 217 V Motherboard
March 8, 2011 7:10:44 PM

romanrp said:
Thanks :) 
I think I might as well go for the pro version and call it a day.

With the Pro you gain:
  • one more PCIe 2.0 x16 slot for a total of 3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots
  • Support for NVIDIA SLI Technology including 1 x ASUS SLI bridge connector
  • JMicron JMB362 SATA controller for 2 x External SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
  • Intel 82579 Gigabit LAN (instead of the Realtek 8111E Gigabit LAN on the non-PRO)
  • ASUS Q-Shield
  • ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED) (the non-PRO only has an LED for the DRAM)
    March 8, 2011 7:25:16 PM



    ko888 said:
    With the Pro you gain:
  • one more PCIe 2.0 x16 slot for a total of 3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots
  • Support for NVIDIA SLI Technology including 1 x ASUS SLI bridge connector
  • JMicron JMB362 SATA controller for 2 x External SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
  • Intel 82579 Gigabit LAN (instead of the Realtek 8111E Gigabit LAN on the non-PRO)
  • ASUS Q-Shield
  • ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED) (the non-PRO only has an LED for the DRAM)


  • Would that be worth the extra £20?
    a c 217 V Motherboard
    March 8, 2011 9:57:12 PM

    romanrp said:
    Would that be worth the extra £20?

    Only you can determine that for yourself.

    I have no idea if you'll even use any of those features except for possibly the LAN controller. Are those extra features or differences worth £20 to you?
    a b V Motherboard
    March 8, 2011 11:16:54 PM

    The MSI is probably a better buy--considering you can spend that money on graphics.

    Speaking of graphics, the 5870 prices are bottoming out at $180 on Newegg. It matches or beats a GTX 560 and 6950. It'll lose out to a 6970 (unlocked 6950 2GB), but not by enough to justify the price difference. You should at least look into it.

    If you save $50 on the board and $70 on the graphics, make sure to get a solid 750W PSU (Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, Silverstone, XFX). Then you can add a second 5870 this summer so you can play games like Just Cause 2 maxed out in 3D.
    March 9, 2011 6:16:15 AM

    Hmm, is the msi any worse than the asus?
    And I am not planning on getting a gfx card right now, I will use my old one (fx5200,its enough for right now)
    But in the summer I will see whats out there and buy in then.
    a b V Motherboard
    March 9, 2011 9:03:20 AM

    I doubt an FX5200 is PCI-e if you're referring to a GeForce 5200. It's probably AGP. You could find a much better graphics card for $20.

    ASUS is generally the best (along with Gigabyte). MSI is pretty good though--good enough.
    a c 217 V Motherboard
    March 9, 2011 3:00:05 PM

    I know there is an MSI MS-8968 GeForce FX5200 128MB DDR PCI-Express card so they do exist with a PCIe interface.

    If the OP already has the GeForce FX5200 PCI-Express card it can be used for the interim until a new card is purchased.
    March 9, 2011 6:31:45 PM

    Yeah the card is PCIe, I took it out of my family pc and replaced it with a new one and I know it can be put back in.
    So I hope it will work, its not a good card, but it will enable me to have gui and thats what matters now :) 
    a b V Motherboard
    March 9, 2011 9:21:50 PM

    Yep--it'll get that done. Just start a new thread here when you're ready to purchase graphics.
    !