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Nvidia Nforce 4 , 5 and 6

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Ok, before I spend more cash.. About 6 months ago, I bought an Asus P5ND-SLI standard board for a Intel P4 3.2Ghz CPU. And a SLI Rig of Nvidia Cards.

Out of the box, I relaized OC would be a problem, but I was ok with just a tiny bit over the 3.2 stock. But the chipset itself gave me fits. After about 2 weeks, the NIC's died, and enabling them in bios again would crash windows after log in. Tried a lot fo different things. Finally put in a PCI NIC and disabled NIC's in Bios.

So done with Nforce 4.. moved up.. to the Nforce5.. sigh..Couldnt justify the price of the 680.. so got an Asus P5N32-SLI Premium WiFi board. Thank GOD I got the Wifi board! Cause the Nics are doing the same thing as the N4 board did. So right now I am using the Wifi for Internet, since I have one avilable PCI slot left, and my X-Fi sound card eats that.

So now, with the limitations of the N5 chipset becoming obvious, I am seriously looking at the N6 boards. From what I have read, the Asus Boards are better than the BFGtech and eVGA boards. If that is so, I see two models, an upgrade of what I have now, and a "Striker" model.

Ideas? Advice? I dont want to plop another $250-$400 on another board that going to leave me feeling as put out as i do right now. I have always had good luck with Asus, so I am not sure it's them as much as maybe the Chipset.

Robert
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 160GB SATA (RAID 0) HP DVD-R W/ Lightscribe Windows XP Pro SP2 Dell 24" FP Widescreen 
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Your only bet is the Striker Extreme, it's the only board I have not heard having as many issues as other 680s.
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After all that, I would just go get a 975X mobo and use hacked drivers to enable SLI.
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