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Hey guys, here is my situation, i ordered the expensive STRIKER EXTREME motherboard, and after reading alot about it form users, and comparing even furthur, i have seen that the board is very picky with memory, and is very overpriced. I was wondering what your opinions are of the board, right now i'm thinking of not even opening the box from newegg when it comes today, and sending it back for a refund, but then i have to get charged for the restock Fee.. but i was considering of getting this board: it has solid reviews and looks really good, with a better price than the striker extreme.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188013

The board is a EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1

I plan on getting SLI with getting another 8600GTS. And i preordered a Q6600.

Any thoughts on a different board than the striker or EVGA? please let me know, i am still not sure if i will keep the striker or not. Since the board is picky with memory, and has alot of other issues. thanks
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post #2 of 16
The eVGA is a good board, instead of getting two 8600GTS why don't you get a single 8800GTS? One 8800 will outperform two 8600GTS easily.
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eVGA 680i is a good board, and ya. Go for a 8800 series.
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post #4 of 16
I agree with JacKz5o. I would get a good P35 Chipset motherboard to go with your Quad, or wait until X38 motherboards come out (in Q4'07).

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I vote the evga 680i, and dude... getting 2x 8600GTS is pointless, just get 1 8800GTX or GTS, one 8800 will perform better than 2x 8600.
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post #6 of 16
You also have to remember that all 680i boards (except EVGA's A1) have FSB limitations when overclocking. Most can barely hit 1400(QDR) and be stable....anything higher forget about it no POST.

The EVGA 680i A1 is by far the best Quad Core board due to the FSB limitation being fixed, and it has great SLI support too. I might sell my board and get the EVGA myself if Asus doesn't sort my board out.
 
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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
I vote the evga 680i, and dude... getting 2x 8600GTS is pointless, just get 1 8800GTX or GTS, one 8800 will perform better than 2x 8600.
I agree. I have the Evga 680i (A1 Revision) and it makes overclocking easy, yet gives you many options putting you in complete control. I very easily obtained my desired (and stable) 400FSB.

And 1 8800GTS 320MB will easily outperform 2 8600GTS in SLI (and cost less, too).
    
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In my opinion, the P5N32-E SLi makes a better board. I'm pretty sure cognoscenti managed to hit over 400FSB with her Core 2 Quad.
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In my opinion, the P5N32-E SLi makes a better board.
Why?
    
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In my opinion, the P5N32-E SLi makes a better board. I'm pretty sure cognoscenti managed to hit over 400FSB with her Core 2 Quad.
Not quite
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