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post #11 of 23
Nice ^^^ I want to put 2 GTs on mine but I dont have those huge fans so will I have access to the other PCI slots?
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Looks like ill still have room: http://www.releasereview.com/data/ne...-A8N32-SLI.jpg
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post #13 of 23
Without oversize coolers you will have 2 free PCI slots. With oversize coolers, you get just one. My logic when buying was "what pci devices do i need to add" The board has built in dual lan, built in firewire, on board sound (ok this is crap) and integrated raid. I added my sb audigy 2 zx and my 2 video cards and thats all I'll need. I was a bit worried before buying if the zalman coolers would give me enough room for a sound board but as you can see from the pics, they fit fine.

As you can see, i have a 120mm fan pushing air right onto the cards as well just in case.
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The onboard sound is really that crappy? I hate hearing that Zzzzeeerrrrrr or static so I might get a sound card.

Oh, and does this board come with wifi or is there a wifi edition (which I havent seen anywhere)
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Okay, how about for overclocking?
post #16 of 23
The audio is the ac97 crap. Really the only disappointing feature if you are into on board sound (i'm not, I don't like onboard components sucking away at system overhead so it was irrelevant to me). The current us and canadian board doesn't have wi-fi although there is a wi-fi release pending (january 06 i've been told). There are enough USB dongle wi-fi adapters out there that really make pci slot needless. (Onboard would be nice though if you needed it. Again i'm not a fan of wi-fi so it wasn't important). I'm in the process of overclocking experiments and will post back when I see some results.
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post #17 of 23
Iv'e got the same exact mobo, but the thing is, I didnt have the chance yet to get a good PSU and my 2gigs of pc4000 dual channel memory, so my board is still wrapped up in the retail box, havent even touched it yet.

I wanna watercool my board and my other components.
What exactly is the heatpipe cooling?
Do i need a northbridge waterblock for the a8n32-sli deluxe? or does the heatpipe do the job?
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post #18 of 23
The heat pipe is a vacuum sealed pipe with an active liquid which carrys the heat away from the source and gets cooled and returns to repeat the process over and over.
It's very efficent and that is why it is being used.. as is an many of the best Air Cooling FHS line the xp-12- and Bit Typhoon.

BTW, my spelling and capitalization needs work too guys... please punctuate and use the caps too
    
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post #19 of 23
The heatpipe is one of the boards best features. noiseless and efficient. If you are going with watercooling you'll need to install the included mosfet fan.
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post #20 of 23
oh so the optional fan is for the mosfets actually?
i thought it was for the heatsink on the heatpipe..
No, i'm getting this baby for my mobo mosfets:

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