This quiet fanless-design board is not for the novice kit-basher, but you don't need to be an uber-geek, either. It makes an excellent transition board, being compatible with both ends of the tech spectrum. It provides two PCI x 16 slots, one PCI x 1 slot and two regular PCI slots, supports up to 8 gigabytes of 240 pin DDR2 memory, a gigabit LAN interface, two IEE 1394 ports and up to 8 USB 2.0 ports.
It can control four internal SATA 3 Gb/s drives (which can optionally be set up in several RAID configurations) and one external drive, in addition to up to 4 regular ATA devices. It is Intel QuadCore compatible and is highly adjustable for the over-clocking crowd with controls for adjusting clock frequency, separate controls for Core, Chip and DIMM voltages, adjustable front-side buss frequency, and adjustable PCI Express frequency. What you can't adjust, you probably shouldn't touch anyway!
Especially for over-clockers and moderately experienced kit-bashers, this is a motherboard worth looking into.
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NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI Chipset The highly-integrated NVIDIA nForce 650i chipset supports the NVIDIA SLI, Native Gigabyte Ethernet, FirstPacket Technology and MediaShield Architecture for extreme overclocking and high-performance gaming.
Intel Core 2 Processor Support This motherboard supports the next-generation LGA 775 Intel Core 2 processors, including the Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, and Core 2 Extreme. With new Intel Core microarchitecture technology, the Intel Core 2 processors are considered some of the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
Ultimate Gaming Performance with NVIDIA SLI Technology With NVIDIA SLI (Scalable Link Interface), a pair of GPUs deliver earth-shattering, scalable graphics power approaching twice the performance in certain applications.
Q-Connector The ASUS Q-Connector allows single-step connection and disconnection of chassis front panel cables with one complete module. This unique adapter ensures quick and accurate connections without the trouble of plugging cables in separately.
SATA on the Go The ASUS P5N-E supports next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) 3Gb/s-based hard drives. The external SATA port located on the back I/O panel provides easy setup and hot-plug functions so you can backup photos, videos and other multimedia content on external devices with ease.
Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity The ASUS P5N-E features a fast Gigabit network interface for high-speed LAN connections at up to 1000Mb/s data transfer rates with advanced security features to ward off malicious attacks. Gigabit LAN is ideal for supercharged seamless streaming of Internet audio and video content.
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