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780i or something else?

post #1 of 19
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not welling to spend over 250 on a mobo...

i was thinking asus striker II cuz they have solid caps and good review.

but then again there was some bad reviews and flames on the Nvidia chipset...

whats other chipsets are there? anyone of them good?
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post #2 of 19
Sorry, Asus can't make a good nForce board that can handle a quad.

Really unless you plan on going SLI then an Intel chipset is much nicer.

This is basically the best P35 board

DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136043
post #3 of 19
Well it all depends if your are going to sli ,Xfire or going to use just one videocard. Here are some boards that people will live by.
1.GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059

2.DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136043

3.ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131219

4.DFI LP LT X38-T2R LGA 775 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136042

Those are some I think of for more just woke up.
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post #4 of 19
EVGA 750i FTW. It has SLI and can overclock like a P35.
post #5 of 19
Yes, the 750i is where I'm going for my next build.
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post #6 of 19
#3 on the 750i FTW if not just for the name, it will OC the Quad, has two pcie 2.0 slots, and is under 200$

what more do you need
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post #7 of 19
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so i shouldnt get a 780i?
and just get a 750i?

any downsides or problems with the 750i?
best brand?
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post #8 of 19
Yea got a 750i for my build last week & all I can say is wow.
It runs like a dog on speed

Asus P5N-D

It seemed to run faster after a bios update too.
OCing profiles, PCIe 2.0, 2-16xSLI, solid caps, bios flash integrated into bios, aka no floppies & not to mention a ace overclocker.

Real value for money id say

It's actualy a beefed up 650i board, not sure about 780i.
post #9 of 19
absolutely 750i, I am going to start telling people to avoid the 780i's for the moment, there are just too many problems with them, myself included.

evga is secretly upgrading the 780i's, there are people with A02 and even A03 versions, I have A01, I could almost guarantee you that whatever fixes they made, were applied to the 750 before it came out.

I just learned tonight that my onboard audio is completely dead.
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Happy 780i owner, no probs overclocking my proc - was able to hit 600 FSB *(2400mhz) on decent volts - 5Ghz proc
    
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