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ASUS P5N-E SLi NF650i Socket 775 Motherboard

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PCI-E (x16), DDR2 533/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX

Stock:
Discontinued!
This item is currently discontinued and at present, we have no replacement on order.
Quickcode: 26686  
Stock code: MB7-ASU-P5NESLI
Manuf. code: P5N-E SLI
Cust. Rating:   Read reviews.
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Description:

This motherboard supports Intel Quad-core processors in LGA775 package. It's excellent for multi-tasking, multi-media and enthusiastic gamers with 1066/800 MHz FSB. Intel Quad-core is one of the most powerful CPU in the world.


Features
  • Intel Quad-Core 1066MHz
  • Dual-channel DDR2 800/667/533
  • Great performance and overclocking
  • ASUS O.C. Profile
  • ASUS Fanless Design
  • 2x IEEE 1394a connector onboard (1 in back + 1 on board)
  • 5x SATA 3.0 Gb/s (including 1 x SATA On-the-Go)
  • ASUS Q-Connector

    Warranty Information:

    Manufacturer asus
    Warranty Type Manufacturer via Aria
    Manufacturer Website http://www.asus.com/support/support.aspx
    Manufacturer Phone 01442 265548
    Warranty Period (yrs)1
    Aria Warranty Only? Yes

    Comments, Questions & Reviews:

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     Good overall, I say by Skittles

    I've had this mobo for a good few months now, there are just some pointers I should mention to potential buyers.

    Firstly, whatever I might say, this peice of kit is certainly good value for money. It has SLI support, quad core support, some nice little overclocking features, plus being an ASUS board it has the benefit of being generally pretty sturdy.

    If you're looking to SLI link some *slimline* cards, look no further, because this is probably the cheapest and most reliable piece of kit you're likely to find. Ignore the nay-sayers who quote the 'x8 x8' SLI configuration. Most cards on the market won't even utilise x8 to it's full potential. The nVidia 7 series cards, and all but the highest-tier 8 series won't be limited by the interface, and even then the difference is negligible in all but the highest end graphics cards.

    For those of you using the more chunky cards, however, I suggest you invest in some SATA cables that have a low-profile 90 degree head to them; when you install the second graphics card, you'll notice that it sits *right* on top of the SATA ports on the mobo, which is a little inconvenient and frustrating to say the least when your shiny new card won't fit with the cables provided in the mobo package.

    Temperature is also a litle niggle I have with this mobo. It runs a little warm, but I doubt it will ever become a real problem because I invested in the Antec 900 case *(highly reccomended).

    But as I say, for what you're paying, it's a very good mainboard. 4 stars because it's not the perfect product (then again what is) but it's worth buying.

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     VERY GOOD by TOM08

    I used this board after somebody introduced me 2 making my own pc (well chuffed i did) its a excellent board best going for a quad if u can but otherwise a dual is gd i give it a 10/10 :D

    my spec on my pc
    intel quad core q6600 2.4ghz
    5gig ram
    galaxy nvidia geforce 9600gt soon getting another and sli`ing them
    one 320gig hdd and another 500gig =820gig :P

    and a xblade case cpu ram and case all thanks to aria thnx

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    Grat board overall - but not for RAID 5 by will

    Used this board as the basis for my new system - and I have to say it's been superb - it's really nicely laid out, Fanless design makes it quiet and the fact that it has SATA and 2 PATA channels is a boon in migrating all my data - and making use of some of my older PATA disks.

    Generally been really impressed by the performance and stability

    However, one of the other reasons I was attracted to this board was that it supports RAID 5 arrays. I bought 3x 400Gb SATA2 Hitachi disks.

    I initally ran the system without RAID and have now migrated to a RAID5 setup (Generally, if disk I/O performance isn't critical, RAID 5 provides a nice tradeoff between resilience and loss of storage).

    At work I work mostly with HP and Dell servers using high-end dedicated RAID controllers so perhaps I was expecting too much.
    These NFORCE RAID controllers aren't really active devices, Since moving to RAID 5 my Disk performance has dropped horiffically. So I think I'll be reverting to RAID0 on 2 disks and running regular data backups to the 3rd disk

    If you Really want RAID 5 I'd invest in a 'proper' active SATA RAID controller.

    Question  Parallel ATA sockets by Asus P5N-E

    I want to salvage my old hard disks and just want to be sure that this board has two PATA sockets (ie can support four devices), and not just one socket for two drives, which has become the norm these days.

    George

    Answer by paulc on Friday, May 23, 2008
    This has 2 PATA sockets :)

    Question  Will it accept by BenjaPanda

    just bought the board wondering if it will accept a celeron D processor??

    Answer by philip on Monday, April 28, 2008
    It certainly should do!
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