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Hardware Asus P5K Pro

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 2 Apr 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Certainly is a strange layout. The sata port placement on recent boards really needs sorting out.

    Good to see there is a pot of gold at the end of it though :)
     
  3. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    The layout basically kills it, I mean there are plenty of P35 boards avalaible so I can't really see a reason to buy a board with a flawed layout.
     
  4. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    It also only has the ALC883 Audio Codec, Which disables 5.1 Audio over SPDIF - Stereo only.
    Also, there's no line-in passthrough on it. :(
     
  5. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Like I said - for "basic" audio, it suffices, but otherwise just get a cheap audio card.

    Nao - fair play mate - there are a LOT of good P35 boards worth buying.
     
  6. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!

    That 24-pin position... :rolleyes:
     
  7. Vode

    Vode New Member

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    Spelling, page two: "mosphets"
     
  8. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    Can you guys please get a DFI DK P35 to compare it too?

    Apart from the layout, its a good looking board :D
     
  9. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    British spelling ;) I'm insistent on the ph - just like Sulphur.
     
  10. p3n

    p3n New Member

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    I kinda assumed when they created SATA that the size of the connectors intended people to place the ports on the 'underside' of the mobo in a line, you'd still have a few mm clearance from the case standoffs and you'd have 6+ uncomprimised ports!
     
  11. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    Yep, thats what I meant, my point was the P5K pro loosing ground due to that, I'll admit I should have worded it better.
     
  12. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    I won't deny it was certainly a poignant consideration, but it's a recommended product (it works very well and we would use one ourselves) and not an excellence (obviously) partly due to these two reasons. Inevitably there are people who want different things from a board :)
     
  13. prosser13

    prosser13 Hasn't got a Dremel!

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    MOSFETs is an acronym, not a word ;)
     
  14. Guest-16

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    LOL Fair point. I just thought it was Americanisation of the English language (as usual).

    Go on clever-cloggs - what does it stand for then? ;)
     
  15. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    hmm, thought I might read this and regret buying a P5KC last month, but that ATX connector alone is enough to put me off. (tho the P5KC still has the slightly daft SATA positioning, and the same rubbish floppy port location, although that's not much of an issue).
     
  16. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Well, blimey. I must admit, I thought mosfet was the given way of spelling it.
     
  17. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    I shall capitalise it in future too! Every day's a school day. ^_^
     
  18. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Metal
    Oxide
    Silicon
    Field
    Effect
    Transistor.

    Reading the review took this mobo off my shortlist for my next upgrade. That layout sucks like a Dyson!

    Edit: Oops. Didn't see the linky in Kenco's post! :blush:
     
  19. Jojii

    Jojii hardware freak

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    what about the 3870 x2, does that fall under the no crossfire umbrella?
     
  20. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    No that's fine - any "single PCB" (even dual slot) will fit.
     
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