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post #1 of 17
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Hey Guys.

So I'm getting a E6600 and probably Corsair XM2 DDR2.

Now I need a motherboard

All I know about the new Chipsets is that 650i & 680i Are good

So My Budget is £120 - Im thinking of the P5N32-E PLUS (Non 680i)

Want it to be Overclock well........

Yay

Go Go Go Go Find me the best mobo for £120GBP!

WOooOOOOoOoooo
    
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post #2 of 17
I've heard that intels p35 almost always get's to a 500Mhz fsb so i'd go with that if you don't caree about the pcie lanes
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post #3 of 17
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I've heard that intels p35 almost always get's to a 500Mhz fsb so i'd go with that if you don't caree about the pcie lanes
Whats you mean PCIEs Lanes

You mean SLI?
    
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post #4 of 17
Yeah p35 is a budget chipset just like p965 it has one full PCIe x16 port. but only 4 lanes remaining. so if you wan't sli you'll have to get another board
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post #5 of 17
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Im now really leaning towards a P5N32-E SLI 680i for £140

Would it be worth the extra £20
    
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post #6 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad_Handlez89 View Post
Im now really leaning towards a P5N32-E SLI 680i for £140

Would it be worth the extra £20
Indeed, really good mobo
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post #7 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Desperado1987 View Post
Indeed, really good mobo
What are the main advantages of the 680i over the 650i?

All ive known for the past few years is

Nforce 4 = Good

Know nothing about Intel
    
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post #8 of 17
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I Have made the decision that I am getting the Asus P5N32-e SLI motherboards

It uses the same PCB as the striker, in fact its basicly a striker without the pointless LEDs and Extreme Heatpipe thing

Found it on aria.co.uk for £140 shipped (£130 using google checkout )

Thanks for all the helps Guys

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post #9 of 17
No P5B?
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post #10 of 17
Great choise

BTW the 680i is about the only chipset with enough pcie lanes for a full 16x sli + pcie 1x

The 650i has less pcie lanes and (correct me if wrong) is'nt designed for a 1333 FSB
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