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Was looking at the MSI P6N SLI-FI any opinions?

Here is a link, although I don't trust Newegg reviews, I trust all of you:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130082
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I can highly recommend this board:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131142
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Definately choose the Asus P5N-E SLI over the MSI P6N board. The ASUS board is a proven OCer and I can speak from first-hand experience when I say that the Bios on the ASUS is much better then the MSI board for OC settings.
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Check out the Asus P5N-E SLI 650i thread.

Great overclocker for Core 2 Duo.

Be prepared to spend hours reading.
    
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Isn't the P5N-E 8x - 8x, not 16x - 16x though?
    
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The Asus P5N-E SLI is 8x - 8x.
    
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Originally Posted by Christiaan View Post
The Asus P5N-E SLI is 8x - 8x.
Will that impede the Dual GTX's performance?
    
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post #8 of 12
I doubt it. Tests ran shows negligible performance drops. I'll ask dpawl to pop in and post the link. (Heard it from him)
    
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post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Christiaan View Post
I doubt it. Tests ran shows negligible performance drops. I'll ask dpawl to pop in and post the link. (Heard it from him)
I second that!
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The PCIE isnt even close to being saturated by video cards, although neither was AGP. You will be hard pressed to find any real evidance that shows x16 outperforming x8.
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post #10 of 12
Plus with the P5N-E SLi you have a massive source of info already available here on this forum. They helped me out no end hence why I recommended it!!



Hence..........that word is not used enough!!! LOL
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