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Old 05-05-2007, 01:18 AM   #21 (permalink)
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no quad support on the p6n sli-fi.

how is Newegg.com - ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail ??
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Old 05-05-2007, 01:27 AM   #22 (permalink)
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It's ok.. but since you're so close to $150 anyway, I would no doubt go for the Abit QuadGT for $150AR.

Newegg.com - ABIT AB9 QuadGT LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Quite a bit better then either of these.
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What makes it better?
I'm looking at the specs.. it has 2 pci-e x16 slots, but one of them only runs at x4. I'm thinking about like a year from now when 8800GTX prices are going to drop down and I'm going to want another one. I may want true dual x16 support, and it looks like only 680i and whatever intel's high priced equivalent offers that.
do you think it's worth it to spend almost 200$ on a motherboard so I could go SLI?
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Newegg.com - MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Reviews of the 650i chipset, said that they perform equal or even better in SLI, than their bigger brother 680i, even though it's x8.
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