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post #1 of 8
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I'm looking to build a new intel e8400 system. Initially I built an AMD 5000+BE gaming system and got 3.2GHz out of it, but I also built an Intel 2180 and got 3.4GHz (but havent tried gaming yet) so I'm looking to build myself a better gaming computer than the AMD.

I intend on overclocking (hoping for 4GHz ?)

I will be looking to run some SLI setup eventually (I plan on getting a bigger monitor 22-24")

Gigabit ethernet is a must (dual would be nice)

four ram slots is also a must

solid caps preferred and better-than-average cooling (like the asus boards w/ the nb+sb heatsinks)

I am looking towards the P5N-E but I'm thinking about getting a newer chipset..
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post #2 of 8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188024

Get that if you want SLi.
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post #3 of 8
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that's a bit overkill. i'm looking to spend under $200
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post #4 of 8
Well I dont usually suggest these. But if your looking for a budget sli board look into the new 750i chipsets. Asus has one called the p5n-d and msi has one the P6N SLI.
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post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
is there anything a little bit better than the p5n32-e sli for around the same price?
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2x160GB Seagate SataII 16x DVD-RDUB Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 24" Sceptre LCD @ 1900x1200 
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post #6 of 8
Yea the P5n-d not really "Better" but still good.

*Edit* I newegged that board and its pricey. You can get a Evga 680i-a1 for that price or maybe lower and its better.
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EK 480mm Radiator 2x XSPC Photon 170 D5 Pump/Res Combos 360mm Swiftech Radiator  Windows 10 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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EK 480mm Radiator 2x XSPC Photon 170 D5 Pump/Res Combos 360mm Swiftech Radiator  Windows 10 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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post #7 of 8
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whats the difference between the 680i and the 750i chipsets?

680 doesn't have 2.0 pci express slots?
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2x160GB Seagate SataII 16x DVD-RDUB Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 24" Sceptre LCD @ 1900x1200 
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post #8 of 8
Not much difference other than 1.0 pcie in 680i and 2.0 pcie in 750i and few more ports in 680i.
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