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i have ASUS P5W DH right now and i am thinking of buying Asus P5N32- E SLI. should i go for it ?? is that mobo good? or should i go for EVGA 680i mobo?
It is 680i chipset
i need to make an order tonight
thnx for your help
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post #2 of 16
Personally, I wouldn't touch an nVidia chipset not even with a 10 ft pole.

But if you want to jump in the 680i because of SLI and dump the P5W, go for it.
post #3 of 16
what Nasgul said... Hopefully ASUS is doing better with 680i based mobos than eVGA is.
    
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post #4 of 16
I've had no problems whatsoever with my eVGA board... it's been tip-top ever since it came out the box. Although I've always used ASUS boards before now and they are usually very good, I cannot comment on the ASUS 680i however.
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post #5 of 16
Well, IMO, the only promising 680i motherboard that's worth getting is the Striker Extreme, that thing has nothing but solid caps and maybe that's why it's the only MoBo that can reach higher frequencies than the reference nVidia design.

Then again, that thing cost 400 American pesos, that's a heck of a lot of nuts.


BeanymanJC; Any benchmarks that you can share with us with that setting you have?
post #6 of 16
I'm at work at the moment, so I literally only have access to previous pics that I've posted. Any particular benchmarks you were thinking of? I'm still kind of new to these forums, so I'm not sure what the 'norm' is for benchies and so on.
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post #7 of 16
I only do two types: 3DMark06, 05 and PCMark05. That's about it. For RAM? A SuperPI 1.5 for 32M.
post #8 of 16
Last time I checked I got:

12,133 in '06
19,353 in '05

as per the *OFFICIAL* Top 30 Computers thread.

P.I I get ~14s in 1Mb, that's the only one I've tried. PCMark Score I'm unsure of. I'll have to add that and a 32M P.I to my list of things to do.

p.s thanks for the benchmark tip
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post #9 of 16
The asus does not have hard drive corruption issues

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...50aHVzaWFzdA==

Only the nvidia reference boards have that and a recent bios fixes it. my board (the p5n32-e) hit 7x500 no voltage increases stable with my e6700 before i sold it.that was only a first test (i bought the x6800 recently new testing to follow)

the striker extreme is getting nowhere near the overclocks of its cheaper cousin. go figure

its a fantastic board
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post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by Robilar View Post
The asus does not have hard drive corruption issues

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...50aHVzaWFzdA==

Only the nvidia reference boards have that and a recent bios fixes it. my board (the p5n32-e) hit 7x500 no voltage increases stable with my e6700 before i sold it.that was only a first test (i bought the x6800 recently new testing to follow)

the striker extreme is getting nowhere near the overclocks of its cheaper cousin. go figure

its a fantastic board
Let's not forget the burned up memory issues, either. I'd have to say that's rather significant.
    
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