More Key Features
Intel processors require power in order to operate stable, this is implemented into their VRD12 specification. However, when it comes to overclocking the need for more power is greatly increased. With the ASUS DIGI+ VRM that power is safely delivered automatically, or adjusted manually via operator input. This is done through an onboard digital microcontroller that configures the 16+2 power phases, such as their switching frequency.
The EPU feature can be turned on/off with a switch on the motherboard or through the AI Suite software. This feature will turn your system into an energy saving device. As the system load lowers so does the overall power requirements of each device, and by reducing power to most of the components in the system the heat output is also lowered, thus less noise.
The built in Bluetooth module will allow the user to do various operations with the system. Transferring and connecting to digital media may be the most common usages, but with the addition of a Bluetooth enable phone the user can even control the PC.
Front Panel USB 3.0 Box
For those that love their older cases and don’t plan on replacing them will like the face the Deluxe offers. Banking on the likely unused 3.5" floppy bay, the Deluxe comes with a front panel USB 3.0 box. This also connects directly to the motherboard through a header and not to any of the rear I/O ports.
Dual Gigabit LAN
The Deluxe features dual LAN ports, with one being Intel based and the other Marvell, both of which are Gigabit. The Intel port was added to the motherboard for its better latency aspects and better power consumption. Both of the ports can utilize Teaming if paired together for even faster transfer speeds!
One feature that cannot be forgotten is TurboV. Being one of the most advanced Windows-based overclocking applications, the user has all the needed options at their finger tips. Plus, if you don't feel up to overclocking the system yourself, there is always TPU option for a pre-configured performance boost.
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 Deluxe
Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K
Ram: Patriot Sector 5 1333 4GB Dual Channel (9-9-9-24)
Video Card: ASUS Radeon HD 5870
HDD: Hitachi 1TB
Power: Thermaltake Tough Power XT 850 (Sponsored by Thermaltake)
Cooling: Scythe Yasya
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
Thermal compound: Arctic Silver 5