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Old February 16, 2010, 04:52 PM
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i trying to decide on which mother board i should buy
Asus P5N-D or Asus P5Q Pro Turbo
can someone please help me
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Old February 16, 2010, 04:59 PM
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Will you be using SLI? If the answer is no, get the P5Q Pro Turbo.
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Old February 16, 2010, 05:08 PM
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i'm currently using 8800 gt
which seem to be doing ok with just a single card
do i really need SLI, also wouldn't it be hard to look for another xfx 8800gt since it off the market
any reason why u pick the P5Q Pro Turbo over Asus P5N-D???
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Old February 16, 2010, 05:42 PM
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The P5Q Pro Turbo is a better board and uses a better Intel chipset. The only reason why you would want to go with an nVidia chipset would be to use SLI. If your 8800GT is enough for you, then I would just go with the P5Q and save your money for a better single card at some point in the future, like a 5850.
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Old February 16, 2010, 07:00 PM
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ok thank you for your help , i think i'll get the P5Q Pro Turbo but i just got one more question
can u mix video card and do SLI like EVGA 8800 gt + xfx 8800 gt or does it have to be the same
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Old February 16, 2010, 07:06 PM
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You can mix brands, but the cards have to be the same model. For example, you can SLI a BFG 8800GT and an XFX 8800GT, but you cannot SLI an 8800GT and an 8800GTS.
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