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Anything is better than that Soyo Dragon. God that board was beyond bad... I think I hated it more then Striker Extreme...
yeah, I guess, but i dont want to have to return it or RMA or issues.
     
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Anything is better than that Soyo Dragon. God that board was beyond bad... I think I hated it more then Striker Extreme...
Now thats sayin something!

For those who had good luck with the Striker Extreme.. God loves you.

My Striker took me through 3 RMAs in 4 months before I sold it for $20 because it was dead and I didnt have the heatpipes. I hated that thing
    
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At this point, something would have to drastically change for me to even consider buying another Nvidia board. I've been through three 680i's and a 780i decided to buy the farm on me a few days ago. The only Nvidia board I've dealt with that I know is still up and running well is an old 590i but it doesn't overclock the best since the northbridge heatsink gets hot enough to cook an egg on stock voltages.

Nvidia's been playing a bold game lately. They've been pushing products onto the shelves and then they realize there is some major flaw. Thank goodness for RMA but even then you are going to be frustrated and stressed. Overheating 8800GT or Quad-Inept motherboard anyone? Nvidia will hook you up.

Silly drivers anyone while we're at it? They will help you too. Drivers just keep coming and coming; fixing performance in one game but hampering performance in another. People knock ATi for their drivers but I'm curious how Nvidia manages not to be mentioned in the same converstation. Frames a little low in Crysis, you know, the game we put our (Nvidia) logo on? Sure thing! Here's a new driver but hopefully you don't play *insert game* because you're going to lose 30% on that one. No problem!

SLi does work better. I should know, I was running it until my 780i stopped and I just couldn't handle it anymore and went with a P35 motherboard. My advice to you: buy a nice reliable Intel chipset and take the money you were planning on spending on the extra cards, uber power supply, and pricey motherboard and save it up for the next big thing in video cards; most likely a 9-series successor to the 8800GTX.

These are just my opinions but I've spent the last two years head deep in Nvidia products. Sure there's a chance I just got the bad cards or have bad luck but for me, Nvidia is going to have to clean up their act a little to gain my dollars again. At least when it comes to gaming-centric hardware.
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