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what's a good mb? i'm returning this 680i

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this evga 680i is a pos. first they didn't tell me that the dual networks (one for input, one for output) does not work with vista. so i reloaded xp and now the damn thing keeps dropping my connection and random crap, like ie and messengers are just losing connection, my game kicked me out once etc... and that makes the mainboard useless to me

that dual network system was the sole reason i bought this and it sucks ass, so i'm returning it.

what is a good mainboard to get for an e6320? i've had everything from asus to msi and i'm not set on getting any specific brand. what's up with that "p35" chipset? i seen some stuff around, but is that what i need or is there a board with something else on it? preferably something that tigerdirect carries if possible

thanks in advance for any info, i'm just extremely frustrated with this b.s. right now.
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post #2 of 8
If you want P35 chipset: MSI P35 Platinum mobo is a good one, but on the flip side you wont get SLi support.

If you want a nVidia chipset: get MSI P6N SLI-FI
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YO if you want a good P35 chipset mobo buy Audi's great seller well trusted, but he wants to try the Asus p5k deluxe

$155
http://www.overclock.net/sale/206180...3p-w-free.html
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post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by SZayat View Post
If you want a nVidia chipset: get MSI P6N SLI-FI
meh... MSI P6N SLI Platinum is worth the extra coin...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130081

MSI P6N SLI Platinum Review

ETA:

All kinds of info on this board here: INFO - MSI P6N SLI Platinum

Video walk-around/review: Video Review
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are the new cpu's going to be socket 775? i know some of the boards say they are compatible with the new chips, but i thought the pin layout would be smaller too.
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post #6 of 8
i vote either

get a asus striker

gigabyte ds3

msi p6n sli (i have one) 650i chipset
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Originally Posted by selfinfliction View Post
are the new cpu's going to be socket 775? i know some of the boards say they are compatible with the new chips, but i thought the pin layout would be smaller too.
I believe you need a P35 (out) or X38 (not out yet) chipset to run Penryn, if that's the new cpu you are talking about. Yes they will be socket 775. And I am sure they are the same physical size.
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post #8 of 8
The Penryns are going to be LGA 775, a BIOS flash will most likely be required. Neilhelm (I don't know how to spell it) with its own memory controller will be something like socket LGA 1333 or 1666 don't remember which. It will have double the pins of the 775's and thus not compatible by a long shot
    
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