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Asus A8n32-Deluxe???overkill for One BFG 7900 GT only

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June 18, 2006 2:29:14 PM

Not sure if I will get another BFG 7900 gt to run SLI...but I do like Asus a8n32-sli... Does it still make any sense to keep it..even if I never go SLI

I got it for $176.00 ( Amazon.com) I know that this is still high but I do untend to stick with this mobo for a few years atleast....This is the cheapest I've seen for retail.

The Abit KN8-sli is going for $69.00 after a rebate at tiger direct I think...this a very big price difference I know...but down the road will I be better off keeping the Asus????

I am going to go with either a 3700+, 4000+,4400+ or 4800+

***still not sure wether to go single or dual core for gaming***

My decision will be based on pos. future price drops as far as the CPU goes

I really have no intention to do any overclocking (at the present time)

I'm basically trying to findout what the best NON-SLI, passively cooled mobo that wont be getting overclocked for now anyway....I would not even attempt any until I knew what I was doing...and with all the research I'v been doing in the last few weeks...it seems there is a ton of stuff to know to do any type of good oc.

Thanks for all past and future info!!
a b V Motherboard
June 18, 2006 3:20:49 PM

Keep the Asus.
Almost all games only use 1 core.
June 18, 2006 3:35:41 PM

thanks for the info

what about future gaming..will they eventually switch over...also can you even play games like f.e.a.r.,,oblivion, doom3 etc...with the dual core cpu's ???
a b V Motherboard
June 18, 2006 5:13:13 PM

Sure, you just pay more for an X2. Its mostly just a matter of $.

To get nit-picky, there are some games that do not like dual core procs (either AMD or Intel). Software fixes are available for these issues, which though they exist are not a big deal. Usually you just tell windows to ignore 1 of the cores, or dedicate the game program to just 1 core.

The more time goes by, the more games will utilize multiple CPU cores.
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