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Asus P5ND2-SLI

By danger_mouse
Jul 10, 2006
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  1. I wanna start upgrading my comp or build a new comp (it would be my 1st time) so what i wanna know is...is the Asus P5ND2-SLI any good?

    I do want a mobo which has SLI ready and will take a dual core and this mobo can support 8gb of ram, So theres plenty room to upgrade when the time is right!!!

    What you think?

    Cheers!!
  2. danger_mouse

    danger_mouse TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Sorry posted it in the wrong place! Was very tried this morning lol
  3. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 883

    Do you want the board to support DDR2 667 or DDR2 800?
  4. danger_mouse

    danger_mouse TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Hmm whats the difference??

    Im going to buy new Ram anyway so ill just buy to suit the mobo!!
  5. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 883

    Well, DDR2 800 is faster, but depending on what you are planning on using the computer for you may not need the extra speed.

    The Mobo you have selected looks fine, especially for one that inexpensive. There are some boards that will also support 16Gb of RAM, thou most use the DDR2 800 ram.

    What processor are you planning to use?
  6. danger_mouse

    danger_mouse TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Well thats the thing.....Ive been looking into things and i want a dual core and this Mobo wont support a Dual Core so ill have to find another 1: (


    EDIT: Ive found this 1...http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=248&model=1198&modelmenu=1

    Its a Asus P5W DH Deluxe, Its seems expensive but i want a mobo which will leave me plenty of room to upgrade in the furture!!!
  7. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 883

    That board is certainly full of great features. Kinda pricey, but it looks like it supports the 805 D processor and the future Intel Conroe processors.
  8. danger_mouse

    danger_mouse TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Or maybe just a borad which isnt to pricey and would support the dual core!

    Is Asus a top of the range mobo or should i be looking at another make!!

    That last mobo i showed you supports ATi Crossfire....i dont really want an ATi gpu, wanna stick with GeForce!!
  9. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 883

    Do you want the board to support the new Intel Conroe series of processor's? If you do, then you should get a board that has the Intel 975 chipset (like the one you posted above).

    Asus make fine Mobo's. I've never had a problem with them. Some people don't like them, claim they are faulty and such. You will find problems with every mobo and mobo maker. MSI and Gigabyte make good boards too.
  10. danger_mouse

    danger_mouse TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Yea i do want it to support the new Conroe, i wont be getting 1 when they 1st come out but at least i wont have to upgrade my mobo to get 1 :)
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