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p5n32-e sli hands down
3 days changed your mind?

For an Intel CPU? There's only ONE choice: Intel Core Logics......and of course, the P5K-Deluxe is the #1 choice right now.
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3 days changed your mind?

For an Intel CPU? There's only ONE choice: Intel Core Logics......and of course, the P5K-Deluxe is the #1 choice right now.
There is more than one choice.

The nVidia 680i chipset more than stands its own against the Intel chipsets. Yeah, the Intel chipsets overclock a little more, but the nVidia is close behind. Also, if SLI is important to you (and don't say now that SLI is pointless... if someone wants it, let him be), the 680i chipset is the best in town.

However, where Intel is the clear winner is southbridge performance. The ICH8R and ICH9R totally destroy the nVidia southbridges in RAID performance.
    
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I see SLI and a 20" LCD or 22" LCD as buying a $500,000 Home Theater Surround Sound system and hooking it up to a 32" TV, that's how I see it......I'm sure some people would see that's a very good deal but I don't.

And let's not forget that the nForce chispets run very hot, unlike Intels.
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I see SLI and a 20" LCD or 22" LCD as buying a $500,000 Home Theater Surround Sound system and hooking it up to a 32" TV, that's how I see it......I'm sure some people would see that's a very good deal but I don't.

And let's not forget that the nForce chispets run very hot, unlike Intels.
If you check the list, you'll see an 24" monitor, and not a 20" or 22". Yeah, at the resolutions of 20" or 22", SLI doesn't make much sense, but still there are games that cannot run at full blast with a single card at resolutions of 1680x1050. The 24" monitor has a higher resolution than that, and SLI WILL be beneficial.

And your comparison of a $500,000 surround system is a bit odd.. we're not talking about cards that are *that* expensive!

And I have no problem with my chipset running hot.. nothing a well-aimed 120mm fan cannot solve.
    
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