Originally Posted by FearMeansControl
in all fairness, i wouldnt use my p5n32e-sli to smack around a mutant pack of teletubbies, it is quite possibly the most wretched board to walk the face of the earth... ever.
and i've owned boards with SiS and VIA chipsets (we're talking MIRAGE integrated gfx here)
sorry about your luck though, hope you will give nV another go some time!
I bought the 780i from Microcenter and they have a strict policy against returning or exchanging a motherboard for anything but the exact same model. Here's the conversation I had with the manager:
ME: I understand you're policy with motherboard returns but I haven't been having the best of luck with these Nvidias. If you would be willing to let me try something different, I'd be willing to buy a more expensive product (i.e. Maximus Formula) in return.
MNGR: Oh no this is a really great board! Really nice!
ME: Well at least not this one.
MNGR: I have so many of these in stock I can't justify letting you exchange for another model.
ME: Nothing you can do?
MNGR: No sorry. I just can't believe you've had any trouble with this one. It must just be a dud or something. We've been doing really well with them so far. I'm sure if you tried another one you'd like it too.
ME: I've told myself that one before. It's alright; I understand you're policy and your position however I am still going to buy an alternate out of pocket and sell this one to the highest bidder.
No Formulas left (which sucked because I used this mobo in a build and ended up getting jealous of it) so I grabbed the IP35 Pro. Kid in that section told me that Abit was getting bought out and this was their last ditch effort. Really not a very good board especially when side-by-side with the (and I think the clouds outside parted) 780i. I said cool and went back to that manager for the exchange.
ME: Here we go. You know I should be honest with you. Most of the problems I've been having were with the 680i boards actually.
MNGR: Oh I believe that! Don't even get me started with those. Terrible boards! They've been a nightmare for us with exchanges.
ME: That's ironic since much of the 780i is a 680i in diguise.
MNGR: Oh no no! The new board is completely different. Totally new motherboard.
ME: Not to be a know it all but it shares the same northbridge, southbridge, and much of the same architecture as the 680i so wouldn't it almost have to be closely related?
MNGR: Oh not at all! Like I said, totally different board.
ME: I didn't know that. Thanks for all your help!