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    Default That ASUS is it worth to spend money?

    I`m thinking to get in few days for start ASUS P6T Motherboard:

    P6T Motherboard - PC World Pricing

    Please could u be so kind and tell if is it okay to get that one ASUS P6T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1michael1 View Post
    I`m thinking to get in few days for start ASUS P6T Motherboard:

    P6T Motherboard - PC World Pricing

    Please could u be so kind and tell if is it okay to get that one ASUS P6T.
    These things are always subjective. Something that might be worth it for one person, is too much for another ...

    I've also thought about that motherboard. It has received some good reviews. ... Its on my short list of motherboards that I am considering. Another, slightly less expensive board, to be considered if I don't want triple-SLI, is one from MSI: X58 Platinum ATX X58 So1366 DDR3

    There is a review of the Asus board you mentioned:
    ASUS P6T DeLuxe review - X58 motherboard

    ... one thing about that particular Asus, ... it has an ADI AD2000B hardware audio codec. I don't know how well that is supported under Linux for providing trouble free sound. I tried researching it, but did not find much when I last looked (about 4 weeks ago).
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    Default Re: That ASUS is it worth to spend money?

    Here is the thread I started some time back, where I am recording some of my motherboard considerations.
    Linux on an Intel Socke-1336 Core i7 ? - openSUSE Forums

    wrt the Asus P6T, this motherboard comes with an "Asus Express Gate SSD" boot mode, which in essence boots direct (in 5 sec) to a stripped down Linux version. Hence based on that, even though I can't find information on the AD2000B in the motherboard, it should likely be supported by Linux, if Asus have something in Firmware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    These things are always subjective. Something that might be worth it for one person, is too much for another ...

    I've also thought about that motherboard. It has received some good reviews. ... Its on my short list of motherboards that I am considering. Another, slightly less expensive board, to be considered if I don't want triple-SLI, is one from MSI: X58 Platinum ATX X58 So1366 DDR3

    There is a review of the Asus board you mentioned:
    ASUS P6T DeLuxe review - X58 motherboard

    ... one thing about that particular Asus, ... it has an ADI AD2000B hardware audio codec. I don't know how well that is supported under Linux for providing trouble free sound. I tried researching it, but did not find much when I last looked (about 4 weeks ago).
    Thank you for your reply I appreciate all the time you know and for the sound in motherboard I don`t have now problem with because I can disable it it`s very simple,because my motherboard sound is disabled now all the the time .

    Tnx

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    Here is the thread I started some time back, where I am recording some of my motherboard considerations.
    Linux on an Intel Socke-1336 Core i7 ? - openSUSE Forums

    wrt the Asus P6T, this motherboard comes with an "Asus Express Gate SSD" boot mode, which in essence boots direct (in 5 sec) to a stripped down Linux version. Hence based on that, even though I can't find information on the AD2000B in the motherboard, it should likely be supported by Linux, if Asus have something in Firmware.

    @oldcpu

    Thank you for that Linux on an Intel Socke-1336 Core i7 ? - openSUSE Forums it is very good
    and it helps me

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    it is only a ~$325 board? One time I paid over $3,000 for an IBM PS2. If I were you, I would invest in a CUDA system; they really fly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    These things are always subjective. Something that might be worth it for one person, is too much for another ...

    I've also thought about that motherboard. It has received some good reviews. ... Its on my short list of motherboards that I am considering. Another, slightly less expensive board, to be considered if I don't want triple-SLI, is one from MSI: X58 Platinum ATX X58 So1366 DDR3

    There is a review of the Asus board you mentioned:
    ASUS P6T DeLuxe review - X58 motherboard

    ... one thing about that particular Asus, ... it has an ADI AD2000B hardware audio codec. I don't know how well that is supported under Linux for providing trouble free sound. I tried researching it, but did not find much when I last looked (about 4 weeks ago).
    @oldcpu

    In your experience and others that one P6T Motherboard - PC World Pricing or the other oneASUS P6T DeLuxe review - X58 motherboardthe other is 2gb ram is it good for me at the beginning?.
    What your saying.

    I really need help please from all of you I`m really appreciate

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1michael1 View Post
    In your experience and others that one P6T Motherboard - PC World Pricing or the other oneASUS P6T DeLuxe review - X58 motherboardthe other is 2gb ram is it good for me at the beginning?.
    What your saying.
    With a board like the ASUS P6T DeLuxe, my view is 2 GB would limit the capabilities of the board.

    I plan to place a purchase order for either the ASUS P6T DeLuxe or the MSI X58 Platinum later this week. While the ASUS P6T DeLuxe was my 1st choice, it may no longer be available in the local computer store where I have elected to purchase my PC parts, while my second choice, the MSI X58 Platinum is in stock. I plan to start out with 6GB of RAM (the store shop owner actually suggested I start with 12GB, but I figure I can always update later).

    I do not know anything about the differences between the ASUS P6T and the ASUS P6T Deluxe. I have only ever considered the Deluxe.

    I am looking at this as a purchase (my signing the order is waiting the computer store's determination as to whether they can procure the Asus P6T Deluxe, or whether I need to settle for the MSI X58 Platinum, likely by the end of this week).

    In case you are curious my new PC will likely look like this:
    • either MSI X58 Platinum or Asus P6T Deluxe mother board (So1366 DDR3)
    • 6 GB Kingston RAM DDR3-133 (PC3-10600)
    • Asus GeForce GTX260 896MB graphic card
    • Seagate 1.5 TB Hard drive
    • Chieftec Smart Midtower w/BeQuiet 550 Watt Powersupply
    • some cooling fans
    • Samsung SH-S223Q DVD burner (w/Light Scribe)
    • Samsung SH-D163B DVD ROM
    That will be a very expensive PC. If it were not for the fact I have reasons for purchasing the PC now I would defer the purchase, or purchase a less capable PC. The intel i7 based CPUs (and associated mother boards) are relatively very expensive. But I am not getting any younger, and this may be one of the last PCs I purchase before I retire (and while I have more money now being employed, than I will after I retire). I am heading on a long vacation to Asia in 8 weeks, and I plan to take lots of HD videos ... hence I want to be able to process them as soon as I return.

    Some of my considerations that went into my selecting the above:
    • Hard Drive. Procurement of a large 1.5 TB hard drive is because I plan to be putting a number of AVCHD HD video clips (1920x1080) on that PC before I offload them to an external drive. If it were not for my AVCHD HD video clip plans, I would go for a small Hard drive.
    • Graphic Card. I have read the GTX260 is Linux compatible. The Asus GeForce GTX260 graphic card is likely over-kill for my plans, but I have hopes for the experimental VDPAU with its HD video decoding offloading to the GPU that one may be able to get with it (as development improves on the nVidia proprietary driver and on the applications (mplayer, xine, vlc, possibly kdenlive) that may be able to use GPU offloading. I did not choose an ATI graphic card because I see little to no movement for ATI providing GPU offloading capabilities (for Linux) that nVidia are providing. One concern of mine, is nVidia have a reputation for poor graphic card quality, and I fully anticipate this graphic card could fail, either while under its 2 year warantee, or sometime after. But I do have spare (older) PCs in the house, that I can put into service as an interim, while replacing any failed graphic card in the new PC.
    • Intel i7 CPU. Of course the reason for me for purchasing an the Intel i7 CPU and supporting motherboard is for smooth playback and faster rendering of AVCHD HD video clips, ... I do not want to rely on the experimental work on VDPAU (even though I am hopeful) and this CPU should be able to cope with the HD video.
    • Motherboard. I rejected an MSI X58 Eclipse motherboard because it has an X-Fi audio onboard (which has poor linux support). I also liked the MSI X58 Platinum over the MSI X58 Pro as the Platinum has purportedly a better design for cooling. I rejected a number of great looking Gigabyte EX58 motherboards, because I could only find bad stories of Linux compatibility with them ... indeed the Gigabyte EX58 could be superb under Linux but I could not verify that ! As for the Asus P6T Deluxe, it was discussed in an other thread. I like the Asus P6T Deluxe.
    • PC Housing/Case and Power Supply. I was planning on a much more inexpensive (read cheap quality) PC housing but the sales person at the local shop talked me into the Chieftec Miditower and BeQuiet Power supply. Purportedly the Chieftec (and some other PC cases) have superior EMI/EMC resilience (to things like mobile phones). I liked the look of the Chieftek model I chose (very conservative simple looking design). I was told the BeQuiet Power supplies have a very good current rating, which is purportedly just as important (if not more important) than the 550 Watt power supply rating. I was actually considering a 750 Watt power supply, but the sales clerk (and my wife, and some chats I had on #SUSE IRC chat area) convinced me the 550 W would be enough for the hardware I selected.
    • DVD Burner/ROM. Since I am planning on a DVD burner, the DVD ROM is also likely not necessary. But they are cheap, and I like the idea of a back up reader. I also selected a burner that is Light Scribe compatible. I read the Labelflash competing technology has poor Linux compatibility.
    • SATA Controller (on motherboard). I was initially worried about Linux compatibility with the JMicron JMB363 SATA controller that is on the motherboard, but purportedly most So1366 motherboards have this SATA controller, and as of the 2.6.18.1 kernel, its Linux support is OK (before then it was abysmal under Linux).

    Anyway, those are the sorts of considerations that I had. There are likely others I did not write down above.

    A side trivia ... I have not decided if I will put the PC together, or if a friend of my wife's will put the PC together (who we will pay for that) or if the PC shop will put it together. I have no desire to put it together (I have done this before, but its not worth my time). I wanted the PC shop to put it together the PC (and they will put it together if we pay them) but my wife has an unemployed friend who is extremely good with PCs, and she wants to send them some business .... I'll know soon which way we go for parts assembly

    Another piece of trivia, if one pays the PC shop to put the PC together and if one is using MS-Windows, the PC shop offers a "free" on-site warantee to come repair the PC if it breaks (ie a PC shop technician will come to my home free of charge to repair) where that on-site warantee is part of the assembly cost of the PC. But if instead I take the PC with no operating system (which is my plan) and put Linux on the PC (with no MS-Windows operating system) the PC shop does not include the "free" on-site warantee (although they still charge for assembly. But we did confirm their in-shop hardware warantee still applies for a PC with a Linux OS installed by me). This tells me their technicians who go to people's homes to fix PCs do not know Linux. .... But they do have someone in their shop who knows Linux .... It also is another example of the indirect side effects helping the company (Microsoft) that has a monopoly on a PC operating systems as that is an incentive for people to buy a Microsoft Windows OS.

    I do not plan to put MS Windows (Vista) on this PC.

    I did my best to research each electronic device for Linux compatibility, but its also possible I made a mistake [as incompatibility (or poor support) is always a risk when using Linux]
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    Well I will look into it about either MSI X58 Platinum or Asus P6T Deluxe mother board (So1366 DDR3)

    2 I have nvidia gtx 295
    3 1.5tb Seagate HD
    4 700w power supply
    5 you tell me 6gb ram no problem plus for the motherboard
    I have to think about that.
    Could you tell me that is all what I need or should I look into cpu to.
    With the MSI X58 Platinum we where looking at that today and he will give me call on tuesday next week for the price tag.
    I really appreciate you answer my question so fast

    Good luck and have fun with your new computer my friend

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1michael1 View Post
    Well I will look into it about either MSI X58 Platinum or Asus P6T Deluxe mother board (So1366 DDR3)
    I put a deposit down on an Asus P6T Deluxe motherboard earlier today. The computer store has ordered it and presumably it will arrive in 2 to 3 weeks (or sooner ... they don't have it in stock).

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