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This is the first time I am building a computer and I read that the ASUS P5B Deluxe is a good board to get. But I saw ASUS P5B on sell at new egg. I looked at the specs and they look the same to me. The ASUS P5B is only $122.99 where the ASUS P5B Deluxe is $179.99. I have a E6700 core2 duo and dont plan to OC. Should I get the ASUS P5B or the ASUS P5B Deluxe?
 

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The Deluxe version has a few extra features compared to the "plain" board:

1). An extra PCI-E x16 slot (for Crossfire support)

2). More USB ports

3). an eSATA connector on the back panel

4). extra AI Lifestyle features

If you're not planning on running two ATI Crossfire video cards in your PC, go with the P5B and save yourself a bit of money.
 

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This is the first time I am building a computer and I read that the ASUS P5B Deluxe is a good board to get. But I saw ASUS P5B on sell at new egg. I looked at the specs and they look the same to me. The ASUS P5B is only $122.99 where the ASUS P5B Deluxe is $179.99. I have a E6700 core2 duo and dont plan to OC. Should I get the ASUS P5B or the ASUS P5B Deluxe?
The P5B.

Why pay the extra if you will not use them.

Use the extra dollars for something else ie. better graphic card, etc.

And with a E6700, who needs to OC anyway :)
 

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And with a E6700, who needs to OC anyway

Hmm when you consider that E6700 runs at 2,67Ghz and that you can easily Oc a considerably cheaper E6400 beyond that level(and even beyond the expensive E6800) then I think your statement is discussable ;-)
 

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Hmm when you consider that E6700 runs at 2,67Ghz and that you can easily Oc a considerably cheaper E6400 beyond that level(and even beyond the expensive E6800) then I think your statement is discussable ;-)

Well the E6700 has twice the cache of a 6400, so even overclocked, for some work the E6700 will be faster. I remember the original Celeron 300's overclocked like crazy, but of course had no L2 cache at all which was in large part what allowed them to overclock so well it seemed. Even overclocked they were still dreadfully slow on anything involving any real amount of memory accesses. Of course 2M vs 4MB isn't the same thing as 0k vs 256 or 512k back then.
 

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Thanks for the comments. I never OC before but I will try it when I have find time to learn how. I got that chip for free so I plan to use it. I plan to just use 1 video card but down the road who knows. I hear alot of people talking about Gigabyte GA-965P DS3. Any thoughts on that one?