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so basically this is my first build and im going for high end graphics and i dont want to mess up with what components i buy. so i was looking at purchasing the 8800 gtx and evga 680i motherboard. is this compatible and if not which motherboard would be the way to go?
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post #2 of 10
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so basically this is my first build and im going for high end graphics and i dont want to mess up with what components i buy. so i was looking at purchasing the 8800 gtx and evga 680i motherboard. is this compatible and if not which motherboard would be the way to go?
Its a good choice, just make sure you update the motherboards BIOS to the latest to avoid problems.
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post #3 of 10
Yes, They will be fine together.

You may want to check the Case you wil be using though. As the G80 Series Cards are massive
    
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post #4 of 10
Any motherboard with an PCI-E X16 slot is compatible with the 8800GTX.

If you ever plan to go SLI, I'd recommend the Asus P5N32-E SLI. I prefer Asus over eVGA when it comes to motherboards.

If you never ever go SLI, then an Asus P5B Deluxe or even an P5B Plus will serve you well.

All these boards overclock very well and you'll be happy with either one.

And you DO want to be sure that the other components match that card. What is your total budget for this rig??

I'd say something like this:
  • CPU: E6600
  • MoBo: Asus P5N32-E SLI
  • RAM: 2x1GB G.Skill HZ DDR2 800
  • Video: 8800GTX
  • Case: Thermaltake Armor, Antec Nine Hundred or similar sized case
  • PSU: at least the Corsair 520W/620W or the Silverstone OP650/DA650 if you decide to stay with a single card, or a Silverstone OP750/DA750/DA850 if you plan SLI in the future.
    
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post #5 of 10
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alright thanks, for the asus P5N32-E, what are the obvious differences between that and the evga 680i? just curious
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post #6 of 10
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alright thanks, for the asus P5N32-E, what are the obvious differences between that and the evga 680i? just curious
The evga 680i looks better, and supposely gains around 1-3FPS more according to the tests I saw. It also supports SLI and has 3x PCI-E slots.

While motherboards don't really affect performance, this board seems to get a tad better frames then other boards, probably better communication between the parts.

I recommend what Chozart has, but a evga or asus 680i motherboard instead just incase you do jump onto SLI in the future. I really like mine, hasn't caused me any problems.
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post #7 of 10
The Asus P5N32-E SLI is based on the nVidia 680i chipset. The P5N32-E SLI Plus is based on the 650i chipset... obviously the Asus P5N32-E SLI is the one I recommend (and have myself).
    
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post #8 of 10
buy the evga ultra and get a 680i for free @ newegg
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Personally I have had few problems with my Evga 680i + Evga 8800 GTX.
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