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Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus nForce 650i Motherboard Review
Written by Danrok   
Wednesday, 18 April 2007 05:59

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Asus 5N32-E SLI Plus.
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If you're looking at a Porsche or Ferrari, fuel mileage is probably not your main concern. Computer enthusiasts take a similar approach to choosing top of the line gear for a new PC or upgrade project. Energy consumption be damned! Or so it goes... The computer industry has taken it upon itself to tackle the issue of skyrocketing power demands, and it's reassuring to see most new chipsets, CPUs, and everything other than the videocard draws a little less power than its predecessor. nVidia and ATI on the other hand pump out power hungry chips as if they were the oil company. But that's another story.

When it comes to power consumption, the lower it goes the less heat there is to deal with, the longer things last, and most importantly the quieter computers will run. That, or manufacturers can employ some fairly complex and gigantic thermal solutions to keep temperatures in check. I often marvel at the fact that a modern PC doubles quite effectively as a space heater in the dead of winter. That's the price computer enthusiasts have to pay for the pleasure of running a fast rig, but at least your feet will stay warm.

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