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GA-8N-SLI Royal - nForce4 SLI chipset

What i want to know is this board any good? What i like about this is the SLI - great design of the board with its 6 SATAS all in one nice area and a free bluetooth doogle!!

But is the board any good?

http://www.giga-byte.com/MotherBoard...I%20Royal.htm#

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post #2 of 11
I dont know about that board exactly, however, I had a Gigabyte board before I got my ASUS and loved it. I was able to get it to 3.5 GHz stable with my stock heat sink, and the OCing options were easy to use.
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Im looking at 3 models. this one , another gigabyte but chipset 955x and the asus P5WD2 - I was going to order today but some issues came up..

I just know - i have normally had to go with low end boards now i got the cash i want a nice one that says "YA - I BELONG TO HIM " lol if you know what i mean a good stable one for the upcoming vista - direct x 10 and overclocking!
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post #4 of 11
Are you definitly going to run SLI? If not, this is the board I would get:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128289

The nForce-4 SLI chipset for Intel has had problems, so I would go with the 955x.
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Looks nice - yes i just had a sli asus i sent it back had nothing but issues so i tihnk i may go for that gigabyte or the asus.... you tihnk thats ok?
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post #6 of 11
The gigabyte board is still built with the NF4 chipset and has the same bugs. I would get a 955 chip and when you get the second vid card get a 975 x chipset then.
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The asus has 2 PCI-E ports and can support "sli like" technology
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TeleFragX
The asus has 2 PCI-E ports and can support "sli like" technology
Which chipset is the ASUS? I know that 975x supports Cross-Fire, and they hope that it will support SLI soon. I dont know about 955x.
post #9 of 11
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955X .... But i dont know if i should get it and i need to order WITHIN 3 MINUTES!

Im getting one of these but which?

http://tw.giga-byte.com/Motherboard/...5X%20Royal.htm

http://www.asus.com.tw/products4.asp...93&modelmenu=1
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Well.....which one did you get?
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