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Why is ASUS P6T mobo so popular for Cubase DAW?

Postby JeePee » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:56 am

Hi!

I'm about to build a new system, and while searching on the forum, I often come across the ASUS P6T serie, and I was wondering why it is so popular..

The problem is that they begin to be hard to find...

Should I really try to find and buy one, or is there a good ASUS substitute?

I'm planning to put a Intel i7 2600 on it...

Thanks for any advice!
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Re: Why is ASUS P6T mobo so popular for Cubase DAW?

Postby ZeroZero » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:40 am

I have this MB and its trouble free - but isnt it a bit old now? I have had mine approx 3 years
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Re: Why is ASUS P6T mobo so popular for Cubase DAW?

Postby Betamac » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:04 pm

I'm for the Intel / Asus too.

Asus P9X79 Pro - I have i7 3930k processor

I Think ASUS boards are good quality boards, so they lend themselves to high end stuff like DAWs.
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Re: Why is ASUS P6T mobo so popular for Cubase DAW?

Postby ZeroZero » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:54 pm

USB 3?
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Re: Why is ASUS P6T mobo so popular for Cubase DAW?

Postby traz » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:41 am

I went with the ASUS PT6-se because of the PCI slots for my echo mona card. Everything has worked just fine except the Echo card. It is a no go. So just a warning. though I see by your sig you don't have echo.
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Re: Why is ASUS P6T mobo so popular for Cubase DAW?

Postby ZeroZero » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:52 am

http://www.computershopper.com/componen ... x79-deluxe


Asus P9X79 Deluxe lotsa of usb options and good SSD drive support
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Re: Why is ASUS P6T mobo so popular for Cubase DAW?

Postby JeePee » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:33 pm

Thanks for the replys!

Anyone has a modern and "tested to be stable" ASUS board to suggest?
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Re: Why is ASUS P6T mobo so popular for Cubase DAW?

Postby MoPro » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:21 am

JeePee wrote:Anyone has a modern and "tested to be stable" ASUS board to suggest?


I've been running an ASUS P9X79 Deluxe platform for a short while now and It's Smokin'! :mrgreen:
I do have to point out that you have to practice due-diligence when researching and assembling the right components!!!

You can have an otherwise rock-solid system, only to be foiled by a flakey driver! So, the other components, such as your audio card, or other add-ons can also be (and usually are) a source of much frustration! :?

Look at my signature below... I can tell you that these components are working well so far, but this system wasn't cheap! :shock:

Check this motherboard carefully... It has no legacy PCI slots, but does have two PCIe 1x slots! You will have to take that into consideration if you plan to carry over any older components from your old DAW! Also no onboard Firewire, but you can add that on!

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