I’m using an Adaptec firewire card. Of course if you’re only running a single videocard, no additional power is required for smooth operation. The time now is It’s working great and with 7. Over the years we’ve seen processor heatsinks, and to a lesser degree videocard coolers, increase in size to compensate for the ever larger amounts of heat they must dissipate. What I really need are more freakin inputs, the 16 are killing me.

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It’s running great for me so far I’ve only had it a couple of weeks. The general rule in computers is that as things get faster, more heat is produced.

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Find all posts by Third Eye Studios. All times are GMT My qualms lie with high bandwidth devices running through the PCI bus specifically. Of course if you’re only running a single videocard, no additional power is required for smooth operation. Find all posts by Mark Seyler.

This is great as it helps keep the system clear of potential cas airflow obstructions, and makes cable management a real breeze. I guess the only exceptions these days are VIA based motherboards – most get away with a little green passive heatsink.


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Send a private message to Third Eye Studios. After years of complaining about bad component locations it seems like motherboard manufacturers are finally starting to listen! Running two videocards in SLI mode draws a lot of power. The time now is On one hand I’d think onboard firewire would be more efficient, but on the other hand, it would require more from the CPU.

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Your best bet is to buy a PCI Firewire card unless you can verify that the chipset used for the onboard controller is qualified by Digidesign. Up to two Serial ATA devices can be connected outside the case. One word of warning however. What I really need are more freakin inputs, the 16 are killing me.

Asus P8ZV Pro’s onboard graphics works! Send a private message to Larry Younkins. While the technology being applied here is nothing new, it does remove one fan from the motherboard system, and that goes a little way towards reducing the overall noise signature of a PC. Privacy policy and Terms of Use.

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Thanks for the help. Might this be a feature of using on-board connectors To help the motherboard deal with the additional load, Asus has also placed a dedicated molex connector just above the first PCI Express slot.


While its motherboards have performed well and are full of features, there has been grumblings about the heatsink Asus selected for its nForce4 motherboards. Had those devices been implemented through the PCI Express bus probably at the expense of one of the PCI Express x4 slots it would not potentially slow down the legacy PCI bus and allow both devices to operate at full speed.

Beginners Guides Cases and Access. Send a private message to Digitalkidd. Looking into getting this board, but noticed it doesn’t have onboard firewire.

Anyone got good results from Asus M2N Motherboard. Given that northbridge and MOSFETs are now both cooled by a relatively small section of heatsink fins, if watercooling or a phase change system is used on the processor, PCSTATS highly recommends that a w8n be set up to direct airflow over the heatpipe heatsink.