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 Post subject: question about msi neo4 platnum SLi mobo,
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:31 am 
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ok, i am looking into buying this mobo, and im kinda worried cuz it said in red letters on zipzoomfly that it requires an atx 2.0 psu, and i got a thermaltake purepower twv 480 watt psu, with one of them 20 to 24 pin power contector adapters and im basicly past the return date,

im just wondering is this a reqirment or a recomendation, i am not going to be running this in SLi mode but i will be ocing, i know 480 watts is enuff power for what i am doing, just the psu isnt atx 2.0


also, which mobo would be better, the asus SLi delux mobo or the neo4 SLi, basicly cuz there the same price


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I've heard the MSI is slightly better, but not by much. http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2358


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the msi is indeed a little better but overall, i think either one you buy would provide awesome performance.


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yeah, that was a secondary question, basicly i need to know if atx 2.0 is recemended (not required) or if it is reqired,


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yeah, that was a secondary question, basicly i need to know if atx 2.0 is recemended (not required) or if it is reqired,
recommended, not required


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:54 am 
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I actually had the same concern. I plan on getting the same board.

I've read that 24-pin is only required if you are going to be running 2 video cards. Otherwise, 20-pin should be fine. But since you already have the 20-24 pin adapter your all set.

I've read that people are successfully plugging the 20-pin into the mobo without even using the adapter and leaving 4-pins empty :?

Requirements might be stated in the mobo manual, not sure though.


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You'll be fine with your current power supply for now, but you might want to think about trying to sell it and get one of the newer 24pin ones eventually. After all, the boards from here on out will be using the new spec anyway.

As for the board choice, I'd recommend the MSI SLI board slightly over the ASUS because of the location of the top PCI Express slot.


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