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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136034


Just because it's DFI

and if you have unlimmited money you should get this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136035
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I have heard good things about the second DFI you listed, but if I am going to spend well over $200 I think having 45nm CPU support is more important.

Well I think I'll go with the P5K Deluxe since DDR3 is ridiculously expensive right now and I won't be going SLI or crossfire for a year at least probably. Thank you all for your suggestions and advice!
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I've decided to wait until around noon tomorrow to purchase the motherboard, so if anyone has any last-minute input or suggestions, I am more than open to them!
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I believe I have changed my mind and am going with the P5N32-E SLI since I am more likely to purchase dual GPUs before buying a new CPU.

I am going to order this shortly... Any last-minute advice or suggestions of other boards?
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post #25 of 46
Buy a at least one NB cooler and you might consider a SB cooler as well. If you do this buy 2 swiftech mosfet coolers. They come 4 to a bag and you will need 4 if you just do the NB and 8 if you do both.

I wouldn't run this board without new cooling if you want over 350FBS imo. My board would do 490 with the cooling but I could barely get it to 350 without. It may have just been my case flow as well being as the 180 is more geared to silence than cooling unlike yours.
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Originally Posted by Silviastud View Post
Buy a at least one NB cooler and you might consider a SB cooler as well. If you do this buy 2 swiftech mosfet coolers. They come 4 to a bag and you will need 4 if you just do the NB and 8 if you do both.

I wouldn't run this board without new cooling if you want over 350FBS imo. My board would do 490 with the cooling but I could barely get it to 350 without. It may have just been my case flow as well being as the 180 is more geared to silence than cooling unlike yours.
Which motherboard are you suggesting to do that with?

Could you also post a link to the Swiftech MOSFETsinks you are referring to? I have some of their spare RAMsinks, but can't find their MOSFETsinks on newegg.
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post #27 of 46
I'm talking about for the P5N32-E SLI 680i. One sec I'll get you the links.

Edit: Here ya go. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835108094

I'll post a pic of them installed on that board too.


post #28 of 46
I had no problems running mine at high overclocks (beyond 400MHz FSB). Yeah, it gets a little warm, but nothing a rigged 120MM fan can't solve

Airflow is indeed key.
    
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I had no problems running mine at high overclocks (beyond 400MHz FSB). Yeah, it gets a little warm, but nothing a rigged 120MM fan can't solve

Airflow is indeed key.
Yeah that's why I thought it might of been my case and flow. I know the boards are great and are good for it. I had it up to 490 24/7 it just took extra cooling on my part.
post #30 of 46
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I want this motherboard to be able to overclock RAM just as well as the CPU, because I am not happy with the P5W's ability to do anything with RAM except look at it.
Whats wrong with the P5W? Maybe you just had a bad batch of RAM.. my somewhat generic Kingstons DDR2 533 can be overclocked to 810mhz 5-6-6-18 @ 2.2v rock stable and 805mhz @ 5-5-5-18..
     
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