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MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI mobo

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by mmalyszko, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. mmalyszko

    mmalyszko Regular member

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    Does anyone know where i could purchase the MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI motherboard. I wish it was at Microcenter or Compusa, but it isnt. I really havent bought anything online so does anyone have a suggestion or like a good trustworthy online store.
     
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    what is SLI? is it like the socket spec?
     
  3. Divinus

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    SLI = Scalable Link Interface Two cards function as one . I'd basically call it running two video cards in RAID 0. Albeit I don't think the system just sees one card. I think one video card renders top half of the screen and one the bottom, or left and right. Not sure. At least that's how the old 3dfx system worked that they stole it from.
     
  4. Divinus

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    Oh yeah, lol. The original poster's question. I'd get it from newegg.com From my experiences, they don't always have the absolute lowest prices, but their service and support are usually unrivaled. Great place to shop from. I found them a few years back and haven't bothered ordering anything from anywhere else since.
     
  5. Raijuu

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    Its not released yet so we have to wait :(
     
  6. Divinus

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    Yeah, SLI will only be for extreme enthusiasts. Rich ones at that.

    If you guys are planning on getting two 6600 models and running them in SLI, I'd read the newest tomshardware review. They tested SLI with two 6600 GTs and they couldn't keep up with one 6800 Ultra. Albeit, it'd be pretty friggin sweet to run two 6800 Ultras (even if it is useless).
     
  7. mmalyszko

    mmalyszko Regular member

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    I want to buy this motherboard cause i want to be ready for the future 939 processors and future pci express cards. Plus i need a good gaming machine that can handle a lot of load, know what i mean. thx
     
  8. Raijuu

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    Take a look at MSI's "K8N Neo2 Platinum" its basically the same mobo but without the twin vid cards and A huge difference in price
     
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  9. mmalyszko

    mmalyszko Regular member

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    Ok i see. But i need a mobo with a PCI-Express x16 slot. Got any ideas.
     
  10. Raijuu

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    well ther is the K8N Neo4 Platinum but I havent checked that one out much yet.
    And so far as I know new egg dosent have it yet.
    And the Bios is still in beta.
     
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  11. mmalyszko

    mmalyszko Regular member

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    ok thanks so ill wait then for about 2 months
     
  12. mmalyszko

    mmalyszko Regular member

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    so if the mobo is still in beta testing is it good if i order one online or not im that really desperate cause the one i have is killing me know what i mean
    by the way i have a intel celeron 1.4 ghz 128 L2 cache i think with 384 mb 100 mhz ram and its still slow AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
     
  13. Raijuu

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    I would just start over....
    I would get

    K8N Neo2 Platinum

    SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON 9600XT

    Geil Ultra Series Value Dual Channel 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 w/ Blue Heatspreader

    WD Raptor Series 36.7GB 10,000 RPM SATA Hard Drive Kit, Model WD360GDRTL ...or... WD Caviar Series 40GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD400JD

    AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1.8GHz, 512KB L2 Cache 939-Pin 64-bit Processor

    about total is 600 + case and Accessories

    for the most part this is my dream comp im just waiting to pay off my student loans to get it...
     
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  14. mmalyszko

    mmalyszko Regular member

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    ill keep this in mind but now im waiting for the new nvidia nforce 4 board
     
  15. Raijuu

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    Hey new egg has the board out now for $199.00$ alota bang for the buck.
     
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    I spend 2486us at Fry's Electronic store, and this is my system. amd 64 3500+, 2gigs ddr400 dual channel, 2xnvidia 6600gt oc sli, 2x80gigs sata hdd, 500 watts, 21" monitor p1110. I play all of my games at max setting, 1600x1200 counter strike source and I have no problems with it. Right now im waiting for windows 64 bit or the longhorn to come out. Go with Asus A8N SLI Deluxe is worth the money people.
     
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    Order a full new system from Newegg- amd 3500+ newcastle, msi neo4 platinum sli, 1G dual channel ddr400, 2 leadtek 6800gt's, aspire case w/ 500w PS, double layer dvd burner, the whole enchilada! the newegg site rules and made purchasing easy. Board and case went to gether with ease, no troubles, no bios erors, make sure you read the specs for the memory. This board rocks!
     

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