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What motherboard should i get? please help

post #1 of 7
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hi guys, im planning a new rig but dont know whether to go to 680i, i dont have a clue which motherboard to get at the moment so please help.

i am planning on:

cpu: e6600
HDD's: 2 seagate.10
RAM: 2gb dominator
GPU: bfg 8800gtx
PSU: 750w silverstone
DVD: lite-on 16x

maybe a raptor aswell, please help me find a motherboard

thanks,
nostrano d-_-b
    
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post #2 of 7
are you wanting to do SLI if so get a 680i board.. if ya want some form of crossfire go 975 if you want to overclock the crap out of it go for the 965 ... that would be my advice.. what is it your wanting to do with your system
    
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XSPC RayStorm + 360Extreme Rad Arch Linux Windows 8.1 x64 WindowsRE 
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post #3 of 7
Read
this
to get you started on your choice.
    
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post #4 of 7
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i dont want to have to upgrade for a while but im worried about the issues with 680i, wot do you think?
    
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post #5 of 7
There is a bios update officially released by EVGA fixing many problems people are experiencing especially with SATA drives and many other things only they know about.
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post #6 of 7
Are you trying to build a quiet system? If you're not watercooling, you'll need a fan for the NB of the 680i. In my opinion, that is lame. Those fans seem to always die prematurely anyway.
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post #7 of 7
I guess you could try the motherboard in my sig it was cheap at under 75 bucks and supports C2D
    
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