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Old December 4, 2007, 09:25 PM
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Exclamation help!!!!!!!! which mobo for sli but only one card atm?

hi, which of these is best for sli but for in future. im not going to sli now. and 8800 gt xfx is going in it. plus whats in my sig thanks for your time.

Newegg.com - MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Newegg.com - ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Newegg.com - ASUS P5N32-E SLI Plus LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-N650SLI-DS4L LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

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Old December 4, 2007, 11:16 PM
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I've always been a big fan of Asus' motherboards, so I'd suggest you get one of those two. And why not make it the high-end one and go with the P5N32-E?
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Old December 5, 2007, 07:49 AM
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Out of those... P5N32-E SLI
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Old December 5, 2007, 08:45 AM
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ditto the P5N-E SLI but you should really try for the P5N32-E; the newer one with the 680i chipset. If you are looking for a board to keep as long as you can you should not start with one that is already behind the curve.
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Old December 5, 2007, 09:07 AM
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k thanks i thought same thing but just double checking, if i can afford the 32 ill get it if not ill get the E
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Old December 5, 2007, 09:26 AM
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P5E is not true 680i its two chipsets to make one hybrid.
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Old December 5, 2007, 09:58 AM
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i know im getting the 650i version the 680i would bust my bank anyway i only got 180 to spend on it
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Old December 5, 2007, 10:15 AM
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I do not know why Asus has to be so confusing about ther numbering scheme.

Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus - hybrid
NVIDIA® Dual X16 SLI
(C55+MCP55P; a.k.a. nForce®650i SLI & nForce®570 SLI)
ASUS HybridUp Technology
* Support SLI-Ready Memory Technology

Asus P5N-E SLI - 650i board
NVIDIA nForce® 650i SLITM

Asus P5N32-E SLI - 680i board - it is exactly the same board as the top-o-the-line Striker Extreme just without some of the fancy lights and such.
NVIDIA nForce® 680i SLI™
* Support SLI-Ready Memory Technology

I was just reading some reviews that said the 650i is almost as good as the 680i. The big difference is the added bells and whistles in the newer chipset.
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be aware that certain board with 680i chipset wont completly support the new generation of C2d/c2q even if the chipset fully support them

nvidia made a annonce on this, if im right techpowerup have already talk about this but i cannot find the link right now.

i would double check to see if the 650i have the same trouble be4 buying a card with a nvidia chipset

EDIT found the link here :
bit-tech.net | Nvidia 680i boards don't support Penryn?
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Old December 5, 2007, 10:21 AM
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no big im getting this one and i never have the latest cpu's and such anyways

Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus - hybrid
NVIDIA® Dual X16 SLI
(C55+MCP55P; a.k.a. nForce®650i SLI & nForce®570 SLI)
ASUS HybridUp Technology
* Support SLI-Ready Memory Technology

im only upgrading board so i get full potential out of my 8800gt and cause my asrock board kkeps my stock stuff at cruddy voltages ect.

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