View Full Version : Has anyone got one of these motherboards? Just about to get new system, help!

03-24-2007, 08:55 AM
I am just about buy a new Motherboard, and it's going to be a Asus P5N-E SLi.

However, I cannot decide which one to get, with so many available.

The machine is to be a gaming system, with video editing on top.

The list is here:


Now three of these are 125+, these are the ones I'm looking at. However, I don't understand the difference between them, and why the different models.

Can anyone advise me on which one is the best for OC/Gaming and features?

Cheers, MP.

03-24-2007, 09:15 AM
I am not a real intel chipset fan so i would go with the 680i chipset


03-24-2007, 01:28 PM
Most MoBos will only run SLI mode at 8X despite the fact that they will run PCI-e with one card at 16X. The Asus Striker will run both cards in SLI at 16X. That is why I went with that MoBo and for several other reasons.

03-24-2007, 02:45 PM
The 680i's are just too bloody expensive. If you can afford one and want the extra 10% boost in performance go for it...otherwise the regular P5N-E would be great. Lots of great reviews about the Asus P5N-E. Thats the board I'm likely to buy next month with my new upgrade.

03-24-2007, 04:04 PM
You see from the selection I'm looking at this one, as it does have 2 16xPCI-express slots for SLi:


and it's only 142, which will be good for a couple of years at least.

Pleased that there has been some feedback, and it's the one Oddball suggests, but Choctaw the Striker Extreme is a babe, but at 228 (or $460) it's waaaaaaayyyy too expensive for similar features.

Thanks for your help so-far guys, MP.

03-24-2007, 06:07 PM
The Striker is a good board, I just built a new Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 Conroe system with the EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR 775 Nvidia mobo. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188013 It also has the Dual x16 PCI-e slots, you will be pressed for room to run a physics card and a sound card with either the Asus or EVGA board. I've got two EVGA 768-P2-N835-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 Superclocked HDCP Video CCA's cramed in this monster and I just barely have room for the X-Fi sound card between them. I like the features of the EVGA over the Asus, and it was cheaper. I also sprung for the the Corsair Dominator 2GB DDR2 SDRAM 1066 Dual channel SLI ready memory. So far the circuit breakers in the house have not blown. Nvidia has features with nTune that allow you to tweek just about everything including the bios from your desktop. You can't beat that. And it has 6 USB ports in the rear plus another adapter to add 4 more. It helps if you run a CH setup, you run out of USB ports. Give the EVGA a look, you might like it. It was 249.00 but I caught it on sale 20 bucks cheaper.