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I'd think 16x12+ reses and 16x/16x AA/Aniso with HDR enabled and highest mapping quality available.
Depending what game your playing the GTS can sustain 60 FPS at this res (matching the GTX). However increase the res to 2048 and the GTS soon fails to around or under 20.
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SLI is something that I have always wanted to try. It is clearly not critical.

Can the P5N32-E and P5B both do a RAID0 array with 4 HDDs?
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SLI is something that I have always wanted to try. It is clearly not critical.

Can the P5N32-E and P5B both do a RAID0 array with 4 HDDs?
NVIDIA® nForce4 SLI supports NVRAID
- 2 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66/33
- 4 x Serial ATA 3 Gb/s
- NVRAID: RAID0, 1, 0+1, 5, and JBOD on Serial ATA drives
Silicon Image® 3132 SATA controller supports
- 1 x Internal Serial ATA 3 Gb/s hard disk
- 1 x External Serial ATA hard disk (SATA On-the-Go)
- RAID 0, 1

Yes, i took that from Asus site

http://usa.asus.com/products4.aspx?m...3&l2=11&l3=227

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I won't pay $400 for a motherboard....

Will the P5N32-E or P5B do 4 drives in RAID0?

What I want:
  • 500Mhz FSB
  • 4 drives RAID0 support
  • Quad Core upgrade route
What I would like:
  • SLI
Why is the P5N32-E SLI out of stock everywhere. Are they selling, or are the supplies limited?

I will clearly need a fancy NB cooler (will do watercooling). But what bothers me is you have to get aftermarket cooling for SB and voltage regulators as well. I am sure air will be fine for SB and voltage stuff. But, what coolers do you use?
That board will do everything that you need
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splatoon had some pretty good points. I am still very confusedededed about which one to get. I won't have the money to buy for a few more days, so I have time to decide!
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post #25 of 41
I'd go with the P5N32-SLI, you'll get almost the same max FSB as you would with the P5B Deluxe, and should definently be able to hit 500 FSB, and you have the option of SLI should you choose to use it.
post #26 of 41
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But the P5N32-E is more expensive, with need aftermarket cooling, and the future CPU support is unclear.....

P5B is great except for ohhh well, only 1 PCIe.

I think I am starting to lean towards the P5B....
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post #27 of 41
Nasgul will say this along with me. SLI is a gimmick.

It's only good if you want to play on a 22 inch monitor and you would like that bonus of ~10fps.
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post #28 of 41
I'm glad you took my post into consideration but if you want to go SLI in the future go with this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188009
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post #29 of 41
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I am really leaning towards the P5B....

Why:

Cheaper
Intel Core Logic is better for CPU overclocking
Proven design
SLI is not really necessary
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post #30 of 41
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I am really leaning towards the P5B....

Why:

Cheaper
Intel Core Logic is better for CPU overclocking
Proven design
SLI is not really necessary
good choice, have you taken a look into the DS3?
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