MSI P4N Diamond, Asus P5LD2-VM, Asus CrossFire A8R-MVP and More!
MSI P4N Diamond @ Viperlair:
"While the board did not sit on top of every benchmark, it has the potential to be one of the fastest gaming platforms for Intel. Benchmarks don't tell the whole story though, as the P4N Diamond proved to be a reliable board throughout testing and is stacked with enough features that it should be able to survive in most people's PC for a long while."
"The ASUS P5LD2-VM board is an interesting contrast. At a retail price of $109, this board is excellent for the consumer looking for a low-priced, high performance board. Feature-wise it's an ok board, with the noticeable absence of a RAID controller and SLI."
"On the heels of the DFI CrossFire review we were happy to see the Asus version delivered. Having just tested the Asus nForce 4 16X SLI board we were curious as to the treatment that the Xpress 200 CrossFire chipset would receive. Looking at the box was our first clue. The A8N32-SLI Deluxe is part of the Asus ALife series of motherboards which are their high end models. While the A8N32 exclaimed gaming on the box, the A8R-MVP says CrossFire ready in the same spot. Will the A8R-MVP get the full on enthusiast board treatment from the world's top motherboard maker? Our first indications are not as promising as with the DFI CrossFire board."
"The new Liberty series of power supplies incorporates many traditional features of Enermax units with the latest trend, modular cabling. Modular power supplies first became popular in 2004, and although Enermax can't claim to be a pioneer in the field, you can count on their effort being worth consideration, even if the market is a bit more crowded at this point."