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£180
it will be in my sig when i get the rest of the parts for this build
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Originally Posted by venomblade View Post
Aw really? What i liked about the biostar is that between the two pci-e 2.0 slots there are two pci-e slots so it gives it more room than the Asus board that only has one slot between. But i've never SLI'd before and i'm not even sure if one slot between is enough space anyways.
The cheaper Biostar board, and the Asus P8P67 PRO have exactly the same PCIe layout between the 2 16x slots. When using SLI / Crossfire they operate at 8x each, which is fine. On the cheaper Biostar its 16x/4x.

However, with the Asus, you ALSO get another PCIe 16x slot on the bottom, which operates at 2x or 4x...perfect for potential tri SLI (assuming you don't mind the third card throttling some), or for a PhysX card.

I'm partial, I love my board very very much. It was a HUGE step up from the cheapo Biostar that I had.
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post #33 of 64
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
The cheaper Biostar board, and the Asus P8P67 PRO have exactly the same PCIe layout between the 2 16x slots. When using SLI / Crossfire they operate at 8x each, which is fine. On the cheaper Biostar its 16x/4x.

However, with the Asus, you ALSO get another PCIe 16x slot on the bottom, which operates at 2x or 4x...perfect for potential tri SLI (assuming you don't mind the third card throttling some), or for a PhysX card.

I'm partial, I love my board very very much. It was a HUGE step up from the cheapo Biostar that I had.
I see, that asus board is looking mighty nice
post #34 of 64
$110 for 890FX was a steal at the expense of USB 3.

However, I'm not huge on Biostar.
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Rampage III Black Edition. $601.00
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post #36 of 64
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TPE-331 View Post
Rampage III Black Edition. $601.00
woah! that's crazy lol. What makes that so expensive? The fact that the pci-e 2.0 slots support x16/x16?
post #37 of 64
$190 but I don't have a another card to sli lol.
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Just got my ASUS P8P67 EVO 199.00 with 3 day shipping.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by venomblade View Post
woah! that's crazy lol. What makes that so expensive? The fact that the pci-e 2.0 slots support x16/x16?

decent review:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-r...dition-review/

I've decided today that I'm going to give my sig rig away to my nephew when he returns from Afghanistan. (US Marine). I think he will be happy I just ordered a 3rd GTX 480 yesterday!
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120GB Intel 510 SSD - 256GB Crucial M4 SSD x2 1TB Western Digital Caviar Greens Pioneer BDR-205 BD/DVD  EK-Supreme LTX 
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x3 EK-FC480 GTX Backplates EK-FC Bridge TRIPLE Parallel EK-RAM Dominator x3 XSPC RX 480 Radiators 
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x1 XSPC RS 360 Radiators x2 EK Multi Option Advanced 400 Reservoirs Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (2) Dell E2210H 22" Widescreens 
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post #40 of 64
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TPE-331 View Post
decent review:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-r...dition-review/

I've decided today that I'm going to give my sig rig away to my nephew when he returns from Afghanistan. (US Marine). I think he will be happy I just ordered a 3rd GTX 480 yesterday!
Mighty nice of ya, kudos to you and him for serving. My best bud just got back from marine boot camp and now he's gone again only after 10 days...it wasn't enough
Edited by venomblade - 4/21/11 at 1:38am
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