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Old 11-24-2006, 06:59 PM   #3271
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The Motherboard? It will be the Striker extreme for me as soon as I can get ahold of one. The specs and options look great and the solid capacitors should help give it a long life.
I haven't looked so apologies if I'm wrong, but isn't that the one that scored highly on Tom's Hardware?
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Old 11-24-2006, 08:54 PM   #3272
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Well this thread has gone very quiet so not sure if anyone will still be subscribed. I'm just curious to see which board people think has taken over from this excellent board.

At the moment I have the ASUS P5B Deluxe in my list for the next dream machine based on Core 2 Duo.

Yep im still using this board. Its been pretty good. Will use it for a little while yet. Will upgrade eventually. The board that is to my liking so far is the P5N32-SLI Premium 590 chipset if i was going to buy now. But i might wait for more 680 chipset offerings to upgrade too.
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:01 PM   #3273
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I am waiting a tad longer too for more 680i boards to appear on the scene. I will probably not wait for Vista though. So far I don't see the imperative for that for a good year or so. What would I do with the 3 copies of XP Pro I have?
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Old 06-13-2007, 06:14 PM   #3274
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Has anyone been able to find the latest IAA to setup a RAID 0 using this board and Vista?

I'm having a hard time finding a version of IAA that works with the ICH5 which also supports Vista.

Any and all help here would be appreciated.

Thank you for your reply in advance,

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Old 06-13-2007, 09:47 PM   #3275
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According to this, it looks like you (and I) are outta' luck
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:56 PM   #3276
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Ok I have had a great run with this board, has been flawless for what? 3-4 years.
What do I get next? It is time to think about upgrading as I want a new machine this winter. If any of you are on the upgrade path what are you getting? The P4C800-E Deluxe was the first machine I totaly built by myself, thanks to this forum. I don't see anything that is as popular now as this board was in its day. What is the next one to get?
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Old 08-08-2007, 03:07 PM   #3277
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Post I'm with you!

Been using this board for the past four years is it? I was here to learn about my CUSL2, I think that's what it was, many many yars ago.
Anyway, I too don't know what board to buy.
There are so many attractive ones out there.
I would just like to get one that equates to the P4C800 E D back when it first came out, a board that does what it is built to do yet stand out as a leading one.
So, I am keenly monitoring the responses in thread.
A suitable/equitable P4C800 E De replacement with adequate nos of sata in puts, dependable chipset, stable power circuitry, and all of the nifty technologies that will guide the next five years or so.
Be safe everybody.
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:16 PM   #3278
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Well I've posted on this topic before I as I had a system with a P4C800-E Deluxe board. Take a look at my signature for the replacement machine and also this thread on my journey building it:

http://www.abxzone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106816

I had some real bad experiences but in the end it all came down to some faulty ram and a very bad power supply. The P5B Wi-Fi Deluxe has been really reliable and I even played around with overclocking and managed a nice increase with ease (never overclocked before). It has plenty of SATA II ports and this machine sleeps when not used for an hour plus it also acts as a backup Media Center machine just in case a recording gets missed.

Sad thing for me is that you can now get the quad-core version of my processor for the same price as I paid. Luckily the motherboard in our main Media Center PC (running Vista Home Premium x64) supports dual-core so at some point I'll upgrade and then pass down this CPU. That said the dual-core gives great performance and I can be burning a DVD and still use the PC without any slow down.

Keep us posted on what you decide to go for as its always interesting to read other peoples experiences.
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:42 PM   #3279
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Thank you so much LongView for the invaluable information from your experience. It is very kind of you to share that with us. I have considered that very board some time ago, and will go back and review all the details again, thanks to your chiming in for us.
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:51 PM   #3280
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Yes, I like solo_clipper, have had a great run with my P4C800-E deluxe which has been going strong for 4 years now, overclocked to 3.4 Ghz running a 2.4C.

I am now in the market to build a new machine and am also interested in everyones feedback on this discussion.

There are some really great boards out there and I am leaning towards either a Asus Striker or an evGA board that looks pretty awesome. At any rate I look forward to hearing feedback from those who have recently built a new dream machine to get an idea of what's really screaming now. I'll check out the link above as well and do some more searching here to see what else seems to be HOT.

Cya,
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Old 08-09-2007, 03:47 PM   #3281
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Thanks LongView. I wonder if a person should be forward looking to something like the ASUS P5K3 DELUXE? The price may be down some in a few months. Also DDR3 memory may be cheaper, and there is the Penron quad cores expected out in 08.
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Old 08-10-2007, 01:26 AM   #3282
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Well i still got a system running the P4C800-E deluxe with 3.2EE p4. Its been a great board.

As for a board to upgrade too i like the Asus P5K deluxe as thats what i have. We also got the P5K-E board here as well. They both are good overclocking boards. Just not sli. They are crossfire. As for the P5K3 i wouldnt bother with ddr3 till next year when i upgrade to penryn and quad
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:21 AM   #3283
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This winter and into next year is what I am looking at. It looks like a few people here, as well as I, are looking to get the machine that will take us into the next 3-4 years. We are not totally desperate yet so to hold off until Penryn and DDR3 is an option. The way I want to build is set my mind on what hardware I want, sit back until each piece is at the price I want to pay. I find I get the best bang for my buck if you buy what is hot now, six months from now.
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Old 08-10-2007, 12:45 PM   #3284
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Well, I can't afford a full upgrade, so I've decided to up my ram to 2Gigs.
4x512 - Staying with the same samsung sticks. (two more 512mb sticks)
Will I see a performance decrease? If I remember right I will lost PAT?
But the extra ram should make up for the extra speed lost...

Please refresh my memory (pun intended!! lol)

Also, would going back to 1:1 ratio (insted of 5:4 be better?)
with the two sticks I have I got up to 220 O/C
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Old 08-10-2007, 06:07 PM   #3285
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Well i got 4x 512 sticks of memory and i lost pat when i added the second pair. I added it for the game fear because it was using the virtual memory on the hard drive causing the game to freeze as a went though the game. Now it runs great on it.

But of course if i play it now i do on my main system. I use old system for browsing and main system for gaming. Also good to have the extra memory for vista as i run it on both my systems. I havn't noticed loss of performance losing pat. Its just a gimmic i think lol
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