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I dono what to get for motherboards, i want to GO SLI for sure, and am going with a AMD 3700+ and a 7900GT or 7600GT probly 79GT though, I am going OCZ Value Pro Dual Channel Kit 1GB Dual Kid (512,512); and i dono which mobo to get thoguh. is the Asus A8N-SLI good? its only like 114 Canaidan but is 32 Lanes with Deluxe worth 100 dollars more? for exapmle the Asus A8N32 Deluxe SLI mobo is like 230.
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post #2 of 23
A8N32 ONLY

make sure it has 32 lanes, or its crap

http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...131568R&CMP=OT
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is that worth a 100 more bux?
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post #4 of 23
yes,
with the mobo you suggested each card can only utilize 8 lanes, with the one i said, each card can use all 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blade_3k
I dono what to get for motherboards, i want to GO SLI for sure, and am going with a AMD 3700+ and a 7900GT or 7600GT probly 79GT though, I am going OCZ Value Pro Dual Channel Kit 1GB Dual Kid (512,512); and i dono which mobo to get thoguh. is the Asus A8N-SLI good? its only like 114 Canaidan but is 32 Lanes with Deluxe worth 100 dollars more? for exapmle the Asus A8N32 Deluxe SLI mobo is like 230.
If you already own an x1900xt, stay with that and Crossfire. Why the big switch?
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post #6 of 23
ya, the new 3200 crossfire mobos are pretty good.
(not sure if they're 32 lane though)
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http://www.infonec.com/site/main.php...etail&id=10785

$222 at Infonec in Markham and yes its "the" board for SLI. Abit and MSI both make 32 lane boards but not as good.
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post #8 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robilar
http://www.infonec.com/site/main.php...etail&id=10785

$222 at Infonec in Markham and yes its "the" board for SLI. Abit and MSI both make 32 lane boards but not as good.
Actually, the MSI outperformed the ASUS. Dig a little if you want to see the review because it was posted this week on here. The MSI edged out the Asus in almost every category, including OCing.
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post #9 of 23
rob:
i posted the same board for a lower price.
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post #10 of 23
I found the review of the MSI versus the Asus and here's a quote from the review:

"From a performance standpoint, the MSI edges out the esteemed Asus A8N32-SLI, and does so almost completely across the board"

http://hardwarelogic.com/news/129/AR...006-04-10.html
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