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  1. Well, I don't know what to say, because reading the P7P55D EVO and ASUS P7H55D-M EVO you see the results are very good. This makes me think the -E EVO, being "in between" them should be the same. Or maybe not?
  2. In the case of the memory: now I'll buy only 4GB RAM because I am on a budget, but I can purchase anytime 4GB more, doubling the RAM. And if even then this will prove insufficient, well....let's ge to that point and we'll see about that. @road-runner @sdy284: I did a bit of research on the Net and I founfd out the "Gulftown" CPU, built on Westmere 32nm will be "Extreme Edition Only here ". We all know that while the mainstream CPUs Intel provides are relatively fairly priced , the "Extreme Edition" ones are very expensive. So my logic is why build an 1366 based system when the 6 core CPUs will be available sometime between march and august (Q2, according to Intel for Gulftown) and at God knows what prices? Seems to me a bit far fetched... Oh, and here and here I found out the affordable 6 cores, namely the Intel i7 970, wil be available in Q3 of 2010... Is there a flaw in my thinking?
  3. OK, but how do I know the hexacore CPu will be properly supported? Guess I don't. I'm asking this and saying "properly" because now I have an ASUS P5ND2 Deluxe, wich was supposed to be able to support the -then - new dual core CPUs. It supported them allright, in the sense of being able to function, but with only one core ... And BTW, when are these hexacores supposed to come out?
  4. OK, I see almost 100 ppl read this post and nobody wrote anything. I can see why, it's a pretty strange and difficult topic and besides an ASUS technical representative I don't think anyone is able to give an adequate answer. But at least tell me what board should I choose, the ASUS P7P55D-E EVO or the ASUS P7P55D-E Pro?
  5. Because I always say "don't put all your eggs in one basket". I consider 500GB is more than enough for the system. The other one is for resources like graphics, fonts etc.
  6. I posted here a build that involves the P7P55D-E Pro, asking for your feedback. The problem is that I really don't know what to choose between the ASUS P7P55D-E Pro and the ASUS P7P55D-E EVO. I tried to find info on the Net - other than reviews, wich are all extremely positive - mainly in forums. Surfing the ASUS official forums i found out the P7P55D-E Pro seems to emit a high pitched noise when the computer is idle. Others found out that the noise seems to be generated when the CPU enters the C state: as soon as you disable it the noise dissapears. But I'd like to have energy saving features on, since, well, here the energy is fairly "not cheap" and well, we have a planet to protect I compared the two boards using the ASUS compare tool and I found out the differences are fairly minor. The exploration of the forums for the EVO didn;t reveal anything, since there are just a few posts. This would mean the board is glitch free or that is unpopular, wich raises the question "Why, am I missing something?" If you ask why I want these boards, is because these are some sort of a 3rd revision, so IMHO it's sure they have some problems ironed out. So as you can see, I'm in a pickle, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all for the input!
  7. This is my first post in this forum, so first I salute all the members! Now let's get down to business. I plan on building a new computer and I need your feedback, since the vas majority of you are far more experienced than me. I'll try to provide as many details and insights on my choices as possible. Build MoBo: ASUS P7P55D-E EVO or P7P55D-E Pro - there are some questions raised on the noise the PRO vresion seems to emit. Thread here CPU: Intel Core i7 860, 2.80GHz RAM: Corsair 2 x 2048MB DDR3, 1600MHz, XMS3 Dominator - AFAIK these are in the QVL list, but I'll check again GPU: HIS Ati Radeon HD 5770, 1024MB, DDR5, 128bit, Full HD 1080p, PCI-E PSU: Enermax 850W, Revolution 85+ HDD: 2x Western Digital 500GB, 7200rpm, 32MB, SATA CPU cooler: Noctua NH-D14 Case: Antec Miditower P193 EU Optical: DVD-RW Sony Dual Layer 24x, Lightscribe, SATA I am a designer/web designer, so a quad core CPU choice is justified, IMHO. Of course, i don't say no to games The GPU is more than enough to play the latest games at max settings, I think. IMHO the build is bottleneck free, the only thing that puzzles me is the MoBo choice, since I really don't know what to choose between those two. Besides that, reading the ASUS forums for those boards i found out that the PRO vresion seems to emit a high pitched noise when idle. They say it's because of the C1 state of the CPU. If you disable C states the noise dissapears. but I really wouldn't want to disable the energy saving features; and the overclock I aim for is a simple one: don't want to disable Turbo or anything, only some more Mhz and all the features enabled. On the other hand, the case I chose has a good sound proofing and maybe the sound won't penetrate it's walls. But what if the noise is actually some malfunction and I find one day the board is messed up? Thread here Any thoughts? Thnks all for the input!
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