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Old 05-28-2007, 11:03 PM   #51 (permalink)
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coz he's sora!

and he already posted links to nb coolers just scroll up the page
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yes, but none of which I can find on newegg as i only want to buy from there.
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Do not be afraid to buy from SVC.com They have many things cheap that newegg does not have. SVC is a good site and sell case mods, cooling, and other things very safe and cheap. I highly recommend them since shipping isn't 4.99 each like newegg.

I decided to get my current mobo becuase it overclocked well for 105 bucks. However it lacks features and looks that I now want and will need so I'm getting a new one. First pick your chipset you want in a motherboard such as the 965, 975, 650i, 680i. Then ask around on what is a good mobo for your needs in that chipset. If you want good overclocking capabilities then ask what is a good mobo to overclock in this chipset.

B1gapl has already suggested the 650i chipset which is very good and the MSI P6N, P5N-E, or P6N Platinum are all great boards in that chipset.
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I've got the P5N-E, and I'm very happy. Yes, it does have a lack of features. But it doesn't bother me. lol....I bought it, at the time, when it was the first 650i, motherboard out. I just wanted to try something new, instead of having the same DS3, as mostly everybody else.

Oh Sora, if you are getting the P5N-E, use the black ram slots. I believe, the yellow ones, are a little buggy. Unless, a BIOS update fixed them. Or a new revision.
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Thanks for all the information.
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I know, i've read several times that sli is not worth it, but with that aside, any suggestions on a mb that supports sli at x16, x16 (which is also a good board in other aspects... o/c, etc...)? I've noticed the msi plat. only supports it at x8, x8.
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The 650i chipset, which supports SLI x8 x8, has been proven in reviews, that it outperforms it's bigger brother, 680i which supports the full x16, in SLI performance.

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Actually it is x16 and then x8 I believe. This does not matter since even at whatever speed the 650i chipset runs at. It gets actually BETTER FPS with SLI 8800GTX's than the full x16, x16 680i.
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Thanks. Im just looking at sli and 2 8800gts (gtx is a bit too much $) for the future, probably to play crysis at max or near max and of course all newer games to come in the future. Im only going with 1 8800gts as of right now.

I know im dragging this mb thing along, but this (Newegg.com - ASUS P5N32-E SLI Plus LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail) looks like the best bet, sli at x16 x16 with the 650i chipset. Plus it overclocks, etc... I know what mb's have been suggested, the story behind each, but this looks good for future sli. I read in the link b1gapl posted that its "not a true full sli" because of the bridge used, im not sure if this matters but this is the only mb I can find with full sli and 650i, etc...
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