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asus a8n32 sli vs a8n-sli

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im trying to decide between the two but i cant see any appreciable difference. I just want to make sure the money i save by getting the a8n is worth it.
    
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The A8N-32 SLI has two PCI-E X 16 slots for SLI, where as the A8N-SLI only runs the two PCI-E slots at X 8. Other than that I *think* their Ocing abilities are about the same. I also think only the A8N32 SLI uses the 8 phase power design, which is said to lower the temps and power consumption of the board, and be more stable to boot. Bottom line, unless you have 2 graphics cards that can completely saturate a X8 PCI-E I think you would be better of getting the A8N-SLI and spend the money saved somewhere else.
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I was running two 7600GSes and I got close to 9,000 in 3dmark05, so I doubt that the 7600 series uses all of the 2.0gb/s bandwidth from an 8x pci-e slot.
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