Sunday, September 24, 2006

Tech Link (Motherboard): ASUS P5W DH Deluxe

[H] posted a nice article about a motherboard that is "old" but "new". The chipset is "old" but support for processor and features are definitely top notch. If you are planning on building a high end rig, include this motherboard in your option. Expand to check out the conclusion.

The Bottom Line

If you are looking for a solid all around motherboard with some great overclocking features, the ASUS P5W DH Deluxe should be on your short list along with a few other Core 2 Duo motherboards. We have seen much higher FSB overclocks than what we experienced and everyone knows that a board’s OC-worthiness is not dictated by one user’s experience. The ASUS P5W DH features and stability have not been surpassed by any other Core 2 Duo motherboard we have used.

Source:ASUS P5W DH Deluxe


Jercouzen said...

hmm.. interesting, but with the quickly maturing P965 chipset, it's better to get an Asus P5B Deluxe instead.. those things easily hit the 450-550MHz range, with a lot of people expecting 600MHz as the chipset matures; whereas the P5W DH Deluxe is gimped with a 400MHz ceiling..

or if you fancy a 12-phase power mobo, Gigabyte's GA-965P-DQ6 is also worth looking at.. it has almost all of Asus' great overclocking features and silent cooling technolgy.. in a way, even better coz of the solid-capacitors and aluminum back-plate :)

death_metal said...

I agree, but you still have to consider those who wish not to overclock. Intel is clear with its positioning of the chipset that i975x is their high end rig. And I have to agree with this stand, while i965 offers interesting new features (PECI/HECI for example), I still prefer the maturity and stability of i975x.

Mvmajorem said...

Choices is always a good thing. But with the i965 series, getting the right combination is what you need to hit those 450 to 550FSB. I have owned the DQ6 and the P5B Deluxe, solid capacitors are great but then you begin to ask if the DQ6 or the DSx series will stay with you, otherwise, it makes it a great item to sell in the future since they have an estimated lifespan of 2 - 3 years, with OC in consideration. Crazy Cool versus Stack N' Cool, this is all marketing. With the P5W DH Deluxe, remote with multimedia capability, the Back up facility and x16+16 Crossfire (i965 is X16+4), you can't go wrong with the DH Deluxe. The gamer in me prefers the P5B Deluxe, the array mic is really a plus.