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Just wondering what is better overall a 650i or 590i I have a 590 on the way and already have a 650 Neither are installed as of yet so which would be my best bet.. Either way they will both be used one in my build and one im building for my dad for light gaming.. What would be better for me.. SLI in the future...

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its a personal preference ... are both boards sli compatible?

check their specs on the manufacturer's websites. Make sure both can actually do sli, even tho they might have 2 pci express ports doesnt mean they can do sli. Also check their supported memory and processors.

If you plan on overclocking check to see if either have solid capacitors.
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Just wondering what is better overall a 650i or 590i I have a 590 on the way and already have a 650 Neither are installed as of yet so which would be my best bet.. Either way they will both be used one in my build and one im building for my dad for light gaming.. What would be better for me.. SLI in the future...

Thanks

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Basically, it's AMD or Intel. The 650i isn't that great at overclocking though.
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one is a p5ne-sli the other is a p5n32-sli.. Which will give me a better oc IYO~!~
    
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yea those 650i mobos are no good at overclocking, i mean i only got 100% out of mine and i wanted 120% :twisted:



650 all the way m8y

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both those boards are the same bar the sb, the 32 has a 590 sb which gives 2 16x pcie slots but the other has the normal nf650i sb and only has 2 8x slots.
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yea those 650i mobos are no good at overclocking, i mean i only got 100% out of mine and i wanted 120% :twisted:



650 all the way m8y

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both those boards are the same bar the sb, the 32 has a 590 sb which gives 2 16x pcie slots but the other has the normal nf650i sb and only has 2 8x slots.

So I should probably use the p5n32 if i want to go sli? or does the p5ne do just as well... Im not looking to pinch every little bit of oc but I want the faster board in my computer lol!

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sry m8, lost this thread (get it ) sorry

on your screen res the difference between 2 8x and 2 x16 would be so small you will only see it in synthetic benchmark scores.
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So, this is an Intel mobo with either a nVidia 590i chipset or a 650i chipset.

I'd say 650i. The 5xx series is just about the worst overclocking chipset for the intel platform.
    
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So, this is an Intel mobo with either a nVidia 590i chipset or a 650i chipset.

I'd say 650i. The 5xx series is just about the worst overclocking chipset for the intel platform.
What about the amd platform?
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