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Asus P5Q setup - Pics :)
30-10-2010, 02:49 AM (This post was last modified: 25-09-2011 01:15 AM by howtothings.)
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Asus P5Q setup - Pics :)
Asus P5Q setup - Pics Smile

If you're following the madness you'll understand the addiction, which is now almost fixed. I present you a Asus P5Q utilising 2 graphic cards and running 3 monitors. In Ubuntu!

Hardware and specifications

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- LGA775 socket
- Supports Intel® 45nm Multi-Core CPU
- Intel P45/ICH10R with Intel® Fast Memory Access(FMA) support.
- FSB 1600/1333/1066/800 MHz
- 4 x DIMM, max. 16GB, DDR2 1200/1066/800/667MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Dual channel memory architecture
- 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots, support ATI CrossFireXTM technology, at x8 speed
(PCIe x16_1 blue, PCIe x16_2 black*)
- 1 x PCI Express x16 slot at max. x4 link(black)
- 2 x PCIe x1
- 2 x PCI
- Support ATI CrossFireXTM technology, up to Quad CrossFireX
- 6 x SATA 3Gb/s Intel® Matrix Storage Technology with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support
- 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 for up to 2 PATA devices
- 1 x External SATA 3Gb/s port
- Dual Gigabit LAN controllers
- ADI® AD2000B 8-channel High Definition Audio
- Coaxial/Optical S/PDIF out ports at back I/O
- ASUS Noise-Filtering
- LSI3227 controller supports 2 x 1394a ports
- Max. 10 USB2.0/1.1 ports(4 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel)

Card 1: 8800GTX
Card 2: 8400GS

First off, a thumbs up to the post man. :thumbs

Surprise! You should of seen it coming really.

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Apparently it does all this funky stuff. As well as having 100% Japan-made Solid Capacitors!

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Lets take a look at the good stuff.

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Plenty of cables but... no screws or stand offs - this really is a poor effort, good job i had some spares. Also, the "Quick start guide" is in every language known to man, except English.

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The man himself, Mr Deluxe.

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This thing is awesome, it saved me so much time messing about with motherboard headers!

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0.o, Who's this!? *Drum roll please*

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My old setup. Not too bad.

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Empty. It needed a good dusting anyway. Two birds, one stone jobby.

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Testing. Checking if the thing boots with just the basics, CPU, cooler, 1 stick of RAM and my basic graphics card. Works perfectly.

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Time to get this thing built.

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The graphics cards in comparison. The 8800GTX is like 3x bigger. xD

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End result... Finally i can get my mcompute goodness on three screens.

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Cons to this motherboard and overall
  • No screws or stand offs.
  • The north bridge is too close to the CPU cooler, meaning i had to fit it sideways.
  • The Quick install guide wasn't in English.

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30-10-2010, 09:40 AM
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RE: Asus P5Q setup - Pics :)
LOL at the baby card next to the 8800

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As you do...
31-10-2010, 07:33 PM
Post: #3
RE: Asus P5Q setup - Pics :)
.. :facepalm you use far too many pictures in your tutorials.

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The decrypt code is V, I could not make it any simpler!
31-10-2010, 08:15 PM (This post was last modified: 31-10-2010 08:44 PM by howtothings.)
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RE: Asus P5Q setup - Pics :)
0.o I like to give people a visual experience.

You'll love my next thread on DD-WRT (40 pictures) Big Grin

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31-10-2010, 08:51 PM
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RE: Asus P5Q setup - Pics :)
Still too many. Which reminds me, I need to finish My Server tutorial Part 2... I'll do it later.

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The decrypt code is V, I could not make it any simpler!

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