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Post still kickin!
so i just realized my current desktop workstation comp Q6600 (@ 3.7ghz) running on the Asus P5E motherboard (that's been flashed to a Rampage formula) is still kickin strong after 4 full years. :P

this has to be by far the toughest and most reliable motherboard i've ever had thus far. all my previous setups with Epox, other Asus boards, Gigabyte, DFI never lived pass 2~3 years, or always encountered some kind of issues after a certain period of time.

i have to say, although the P5E was halla expensive when i bought it, i am sure making every penny count.

it's also the most rock solid overclocked system i've ever had. been through countless hot summers in extreme ambient temps reaching 100F degrees. :o

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Howard, I'm not sure if you remember, but I built a computer for a customer of mine back in 2007 using that very same mobo ... except she has the QX9650 Quad core proc and she eventually put in 16GB of DDR 2 Corsair RAM in it. That thing has seen the ropes as well but still has a lot of fight left. I am quite surprised at how well it has held up. ASUS does make a few good boards, I will admit. :geek:

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AKHandyman wrote:
ASUS does make a few good boards, I will admit. :geek:

Only a few? I think not. All my ASUS boards are running fine.

Ranking from "old" to "oldest" of ones that I still own:
2x Maximus Formulas (one that I bought new, other I bought used a few months ago)
A8N32-SLI Deluxe has been going for ages and recently gave to my grandfather.
K8V (VIA chipset) tossed in the cupboard now but I fire it up every now and then.
A7N8X Deluxe (nForce2 400) has been through a rough home but now back into my possession and works fine.
P3B-F has been beaten around, tossed in a cupboard, screwed to a wall, and it still runs.

Sold off two A8N-SLI's and an A8N-E ages ago. Perhaps they're still working, who knows.

The only board I had issues with (but I was probably at fault for breaking it) was the P5N-E SLI. And I don't think it was entirely ASUS's fault, just that NVIDIA chipsets became absolutely shit.

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My old desktop with an opteron 146, DFI ultra-D board, 7800gt, and some OCZ ram is still kicking hard at my friends house.

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dog2525 wrote:
My old desktop with an opteron 146, DFI ultra-D board, 7800gt, and some OCZ ram is still kicking hard at my friends house.


those DFI ultra D's were good boards too, i enjoyed it so well that i eventually got two of them. unfortunately they both died in a slow death on me after roughly 3 years of constant torture. i think the NB fan started dying first, and then eventually the PCIe stopped working. none the less, it was an amazing overcloking board. :)

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Wait, motherboards are supposed to die? I have a P5Q from 2007 and the last thing I want is for it to kick the bucket any time soon.

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It's funny that you bring this up BAM...just a few weeks ago I was searching ebay for a P5E. It was one of the best boards I've ever worked with.

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Avid6eek wrote:
It's funny that you bring this up BAM...just a few weeks ago I was searching ebay for a P5E. It was one of the best boards I've ever worked with.



it really is... consider the board is flashable to a RAMPAGE formula. i've had it running as a RAMPAGE formula since 2008 and still running strong in every way.

btw, does intel have any plans to put 6 core on their Z68 platform in the future? 1366 is dying.... and i don't really want to dump that much money into a LGA2011, and consider how little real difference feature wise there is between 2011 and 1155... i would really like to NOT throw away the additional money.

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Funny, I just resurrected my Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P board (Socket 775) for my WinHm Server 2011. Though I know you didn't like that board Howard, it seems to be doing just fine with my Xeon 3360 in it (2.83GHz). I added 4GB Mushkin Silverline DDR2 RAM and the boot drive is two WD150GB Veloci-raptors in RAID 0. I will be adding a HighPoint RocketRAID 2720SGL 6Gb/s 8-channel PCI-Express x8 host adapter ($124.99) along with 4 WD 2TB Green HDD. I plan on adding a HTPC to the home network and I want to transfer all of my music, pictures, video and business files to the server. I also just set up a new Silverstone USB3.0 external drive enclosure with a WD Green 3TB HDD. Seems much faster for my back-ups.

Nothing wrong with older hardware, as long as you take care of it. :handgestures-thumbup:

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AKHandyman wrote:
Funny, I just resurrected my Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P board (Socket 775) for my WinHm Server 2011. Though I know you didn't like that board Howard, it seems to be doing just fine with my Xeon 3360 in it (2.83GHz). I added 4GB Mushkin Silverline DDR2 RAM and the boot drive is two WD150GB Veloci-raptors in RAID 0. I will be adding a HighPoint RocketRAID 2720SGL 6Gb/s 8-channel PCI-Express x8 host adapter ($124.99) along with 4 WD 2TB Green HDD. I plan on adding a HTPC to the home network and I want to transfer all of my music, pictures, video and business files to the server. I also just set up a new Silverstone USB3.0 external drive enclosure with a WD Green 3TB HDD. Seems much faster for my back-ups.

Nothing wrong with older hardware, as long as you take care of it. :handgestures-thumbup:


maybe i got a bad batch? i don't know. the main problem was the S3 standby that was broken. but if you don't use S3... i admit it's a good overclockers board. i just think that for the purpose that it was used for (HTPC), S3 was absolute essential for me.

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do X79 NB runs hotter in general than Z68? or is it the other way around. i was reading up on some X79 review/roundups... it seems the general load temp for X79 NB are around 60'c.

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I'd say the X79 runs quite a bit hotter than the Z68. Mainly due to the fact that most boards either have a fan or a heatpipe design to cool them.

Z68 boards generally just have a slim passive heatsink.

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