Asus P5E3 Deluxe WiFi-AP @n Socket 775 Motherboard

Packaging and Package


Asus seem to keep their Home branded motherboard packaging very professional and the P5E3 is no exception. Whilst this may not stand out on shelves, it's nice to get a good looking box through the door.

box front box rear

The box rear also shows the highly unusual feature that Asus have included with this board: the dual WiFi connection.
box open

The box has a panel that opens to show more of the features of the P5E3, telling you all about its power saving capabilities and "EPU" chip. We'll come to that later.
box inside

The box is packaged up pretty well but I can't stop thinking Asus have skimped a little compared to some other high end boards such as the Abit IN9 32X Max. Still, you won't have a problem with damage to the board, so it does the job.


The package that comes with the P5E3 is pretty enormous. Almost too many to list really, but I will give it a go:

* 6 x SATA cables
* 1 x HDD IDE cable
* 1 x FDD IDE cable
* 2 x WiFi dongles
* 2 x Asus fans designed for active cooling of the mosfet and chipset heatpipe's
* 1 x Molex to SATA Power Converter
* 1 x Asus IR Remote and USB infra-red reciever
* 1 x Backplate IO for USB and Firewire
* Set of Asus 3-in-1 IQ connecters
* Driver CD
* Asus Software Solutions CD
* Quick start guide
* Asus WiFi-AP @n user guide
* Asus Remote user guide

Quite a package of goodies for you there; can't complain about it at all (though rounded IDE's might be good Asus, thanks).


All in all Asus have done a good job making this feel somewhat "special" with a whole load of stuff you don't need may find useful.

Let's take a look at this board and weigh up how it looks.
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Most Recent Comments

10-12-2007, 14:48:48

looks decent enough, but why, in one of the pictures, was there a sticker over two usb ports, and a network port? :S

infact, its in the pic in the first post ^^

is it to protect it or somthing? :SQuote

10-12-2007, 15:03:22

Nah just shows you where the USB wake-on goes in, should have taken it off but forgot Quote

10-12-2007, 16:08:18


10-12-2007, 16:45:42

Looks nice, shame the overclocking isnt as good as the rest of it Quote

10-12-2007, 16:48:39

Agreed, although cooling limited me tbh. Still 3.7GHz easily on a Q6600 isn't to be sniffed at. Sometimes I wish we could have a bit more time with the boards to tweak away Quote

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