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I need a 775 SLI motherboard for a customer who wants to go SLI with his Evga 8800GTS 640MB (same card as myself). He is a COD4 addict and would like a few more frames.

I need to know what the best mobo in the $90-$110 range, and what is the best mobo in the $110-$135 range. I'm not certain what that part of the budget will be yet.

I have been pouring over GA-P35-DS3L for most of my customers, and I have installed 4 of them so far, but they are not SLI, so I'm a little out of date with the best and brightest that's out there in SLI.

Thanks all.
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save up $150 and get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131232
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The 680i, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131142
For $120 after MIR this one would be pretty amazing too.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130080

Honestly the only other intel sli motherboard I would get after those two would be the 750i FTW.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=750i%2bFTW
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I am looking at the thing and after Googling it I am seeing some things about the chipset being buggy. I am a little apprehensive about Asus to begin with because the 2 out of the last 5 boards I got from them had to go back. (1 where the USBs were totally dead and 1 DOA)

I'll pass. If it were for myself I may give it a shot, but this is for for one of my best customers. I cannot take any chances.

Anything else out there?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130159
$160, MSI 750i...VERY GOOD REVIEWS.


i like the evga 750i FTW, but its pretty expensive @ $200
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Yeah, that Evga is SEXY! But also like other sexy things, just a little out of reach.

So what is the better chipset at stock speeds? The 750i or the 680i? At first guess I would imaging the higher numbered one (750i) but what do you guys think out of these two?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130159

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130080
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It depends on what CPU ur customer want to use. If he wants Quad core and wants to overclock it, he better get a evga 750i FTW or 780i, because the old 650i and 680i seems limited Quad core overclock potential. The 650i only supported PCI-E x8 for for dual (SLI) cards and x16 for single card. Some ppl said there seems no improvement adding another card. 680i supported full x16 on both PCI-E x16 slots. If your customer wants a dual core, then any 680i would be good. I currently would not suggest any Asus board, because I recently read a lot of bad review about it. Even the newest Striker II 790i Ultra has many complains and issuses. I would suggest Evga, XFX, DFI, or Gigabyte.
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Originally Posted by Silver_WRX02 View Post
It depends on what CPU ur customer want to use. If he wants Quad core and wants to overclock it, he better get a evga 750i FTW or 780i, because the old 650i and 680i seems limited Quad core overclock potential. The 650i only supported PCI-E x8 for for dual (SLI) cards and x16 for single card. Some ppl said there seems no improvement adding another card. 680i supported full x16 on both PCI-E x16 slots. If your customer wants a dual core, then any 680i would be good. I currently would not suggest any Asus board, because I recently read a lot of bad review about it. Even the newest Striker II 790i Ultra has many complains and issuses. I would suggest Evga, XFX, DFI, or Gigabyte.
No overclocking. Just wants to go SLI on his current card. I am buying him a dual core, nothing more. He only needs a basic gaming setup- 1 SATA HDD, no RAID, no sound card, no 64-bit.

I hear you about the Asus boards. I used to run an A8N32-SLI Deluxe and I swore by them, but after that one board it has been hassles ever since it seems. I used to love Asus, but I'm no fanboy. (Just a fan of money) I'll pass on them until they get their act together.
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No overclocking. Just wants to go SLI on his current card. I am buying him a dual core, nothing more. He only needs a basic gaming setup- 1 SATA HDD, no RAID, no sound card, no 64-bit.

I hear you about the Asus boards. I used to run an A8N32-SLI Deluxe and I swore by them, but after that one board it has been hassles ever since it seems. I used to love Asus, but I'm no fanboy. (Just a fan of money) I'll pass on them until they get their act together.
I think any 680i LT would be good for him, cuz it supported SLI in full x16. In newegg, most all 680i are above $150. This one should be good, but it's OEM. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...553&CatId=2541

On the bottom of the page it shows.

What's In The Box

XFX nForce 680i LT SLI Motherboard - OEM
User Guide
Installation Disk
(2) Two Port USB 2.0 Bracket Module
SLI Bridge
SLI Quick Guide
(2) Two SATA Cables
(2) Two SATA Power Connectors
IDE Cable
FDD Cable
I/O Back Panel Shield

I don't know why they call it OEM, but i think this is a good board.
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