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post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by Robilar
also I would recommend an Asus board over the MSI. Any of the A8N series are excellent. The A8N-SLI Premium would be a better choice (or the A8n32 if its in the budget) use the $50 you save on XP for it.
The MSI walked all over the Asus in this review and has won numerous awards for the Neo4 series. It's one of the best OCing boards out there, it came just under the DFI. The Asus also doesn't like 1T CPC at high htt.

http://anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2358&p=5
Edit: I see he switched to the A8n32, so disregard this. That is a very good motherboard, but I'd pass on the other A8Ns. You should be happy with the A8N32, it's a totally different board and has 8 phase power regulators.
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thats why i switched from the a8n premium to the a8n32 sccr. I run my second rig strictly at stock, so the premium is really solid. My A8n32 is the one I push.
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I have always had good luck with MSI, but your recommendation on the ASUS A8N32 with true 16x / 16x SLI sold me on it. I figure if you go SLI, graphics is the main forcus as long as the board is worthy. That's my theory anyway.

The PS is for SLI with dual rails and the reviews were good. It looked better than my first choice anyway. I just hope it has enough juice to run the huge 10" and 4" fans, plus 2 - 7900GT's.

Is Kingston that bad? I havn't been able to fully understand overclocking yet but I plan on learning with this system. I tried to get the best with my budget and ran out of cash. If the difference is huge let me know and I will borrow to make the change. What would be the memory to get under a budget?

Thanks!
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I was looking at the CORSIAR XMX prices, 1GB (2 x 512MB). What is the difference between the $93 set and $281 set? Could you explain?
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I think the speed, could you show it to us?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145449

With so many brands and types, I will go with your advice. It doesn't have to be CORSAIR, I just started there.

Robilar, what have you overclocked your SLI system to? I'm curious what this thing is going to do. I do have XP pro in this system so I can switch if it's an issue.

I will post some pics after I'm done zdevil.
post #17 of 19
Thread Starter 
Ram ideas for the A8N32-SLI anyone? I've read it's a little picky.
post #18 of 19
Thread Starter 
It's all done!

Extreemly nice! Very quiet and really fast except for my internet speed is a little slower than my old rig. I havn't updated my bios yet, not sure if I should with it running this good.

OC to 2750mhz without a flinch. 30c Idle 41c playing games (Far cry max graphics, Painkiller). Funny that 7900gt core speed was 450 stock but said 500 on the box. Kicked it up to 521 right off the bat and it's running sweet.

I'll probably pick up my second 7900 around Christmas. The price should be down enough by then. SLI, something to look forword to.
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I couldn't wait! I got my second card for SLI mode and traded the eVGA for the XFX. I was amaized at the difference the second card made!

Viewing in HD is awesome.
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