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Hi,

I am building a new system. I ordered a P5N32-E-SLI but I have been told to avoid this board. If I look on asus website, that board is no longer listed... any idea why?

Anyway, considering that I already bought the following parts, which board to use (I want SLI and to overclock my C2D)? Do I keep my asus P5N32-E-SLI or is it really a bad choice?

-E6600
-MSI 7900 GTO 512mb
-Enermax liberty 620w
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post #2 of 7
Why are you choosing an 7900GTO while the 8800's are out already?

Personally, I would consider a cheaper (non-SLI) mobo with an 8800GTS and an E6600.

What are the objections against the P5N32-E-SLI ? Don't be confused with the P5N32-SLI , which is a different board!

I have not yet seen the P5N32-E-SLI in stock... and am wondering were you did get it (as far I know it's pretty darn new...and maybe that's the reason it does not show on the Asus website yet). If by any chance you accidently ordered an P5N32-SLI, return it!
    
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there are quite a few places who currently have it like where I got it.

http://www.sohodiffusion.com/produit.asp?shop=&num=4249

I heard there is a lot of problems with that board like fried memory, works well for two weeks then won't POST at all... I read many comments on it and it is NO LONGER listed on asus website and it was listed before holidays...
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post #4 of 7
Seems it's a reference board then. Other ones have similar issues. (like the eVGA). Seems like the the Striker is the only non-reference board then.
    
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So you would stick with the P5N32-E-SLI? Well, there is a 2 years in-store waranty where I bought it so if I have a problem with it, I guess they will change it

Thanks!

P.S. sorry for my lack of knowledge but what do you mean by reference board?
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So you would stick with the P5N32-E-SLI? Well, there is a 2 years in-store waranty where I bought it so if I have a problem with it, I guess they will change it

Thanks!

P.S. sorry for my lack of knowledge but what do you mean by reference board?
A reference board is a generic example of a working board produced by the chipmaker for the integrator.

It's the starting point for a company like MSI to begin designing its own board.
    
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