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Old 05-07-2009, 11:13 PM   #1
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I just recently bought the Asus P5N-D motherboard and comparing it to my old computer it is huge. It does not fit in my old case which overlaps it by like 3inches.

I did not want to buy a new case without first making sure one fits the motherboard. If you have any suggestions on one that fits please let me know. Thank you.
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:14 PM   #2
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Most likely the CoolerMaster CM690; I think it's a great case in style and design (airflow + maximum heat dissapation) all at a pretty affordable price.
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:19 PM   #3
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Yup, the COOLER MASTER RC-690 is an awesome case.


If you want something with a little more "bling", the NZXT Apollo would fit the bill.
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Lian-Li fanboy here. How much do you wanna spend?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112099
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lawl. CoolerMaster makes no sense. That RC-690 /IS/ the cm-690 :S

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I would like to stay low in price, under $120. Also what graphics card. I do play high end games. I also play Eve-Online and have two games open with that. Looking for 3.0 shaders or more.
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lawl. CoolerMaster makes no sense. That RC-690 /IS/ the cm-690 :S

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I would like to stay low in price, under $120. Also what graphics card. I do play high end games. I also play Eve-Online and have two games open with that. Looking for 3.0 shaders or more.
Now what's your budget for a GPU? The 4870, 4850, and 4770 are all good choices depending on your budget.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131148
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102835
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An MSI N260GTX-T2D896-OCv4 GeForce GTX 260 896MB would be another good choice.
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Now with my motherboard being SLI ready I can't use a ATI card in SLI mode. Is there an advantage to having two cards in SLI mode or not really? Can I have two ATI cards seperatly using this motherboard without problems not running in SLI or crossfire mode?

I am so a noob, lol.
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Now with my motherboard being SLI ready I can't use a ATI card in SLI mode. Is there an advantage to having two cards in SLI mode or not really? Can I have two ATI cards seperatly using this motherboard without problems not running in SLI or crossfire mode?

I am so a noob, lol.
To answer your 2 different questions....
1- No, ATI cards will not do SLI on the motherboard. SLI does have an advantage however one 4870 is going to be about as powerful as 2 Nvidia Cards in SLI.
2- You can however run 2 ATI or Nvidia cards separately without problems.
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