Asus P6T Deluxe Intel X58 motherboard review

By Julio Franco
Nov 24, 2008
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  1. Having just recently examined the new Intel Core i7 processors, the timing seems perfect to also show you in detail a motherboard designed to take advantage of these CPUs. The Asus P6T Deluxe sports the new Intel X58 chipset and is one of the first production Core i7 motherboards available in the market.

    Because of the added cost inherent of moving to a new platform, building a new Core i7 computer is going to be quite steep. The base model Core i7 processor will set you back an initial $284, which is not too bad, but combined with a $300 motherboard and a triple-channel DDR3 memory kit, that should add up to around $800 just for the guts of a Core i7 system.

    Yet, given the blazing fast performance offered by this new platform, justifying the price tag may not be too difficult for those who can afford it. After all, a few years ago you could end up paying $1,000 for a 'top of the line' Pentium 4 that heated up like crazy. Today's cheaper alternative winds up being the Core 2 Duo which is no slouch, so stepping into Core i7 territory right now can be considered a luxury.

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  2. Whiffen

    Whiffen TS Rookie Posts: 229

    Great review! That board look really nice, I want one :D

    Love all those pictures you take :)

    Hopefully the price will sink down a bit lower in the next year or two when I'm going to build myself a new system, while it might seem a bit high for the average user I don't think the price is that bad and if I had the money would buy it now!
  3. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,373   +47

    I'm happy with the review. I have the extreme version of the board, but I know Asus makes quality product. Great review. We look forward to further reviews and testing from the staff here at TS.
  4. Ethar

    Ethar TS Rookie

    hello there
    I would like to purchase a Asus P6T Deluxe Intel X58 motherboard and i would really appreciate it if you can give me some tips on what intel i should use and what power supply i should use.
    thank you for your help

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