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MSI P7N SLI Platinum Vs EVGA 780I

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Hello

I am considering these two motherboards and would like to know what the major differences are

EVGA: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188024

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

The EVGA one costs about $100 more than the MSI, so I would like to know what makes it worth the extra money. From what I can tell they pretty much have the same specs.

I really want a good motherboard with PCI 2.0 for my Video Card, but don't care about 3 or 4-way SLI, as the most cards I will ever use is two.
    
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The EVGA board is better. But Evga also makes a good 750i Board now. Check it out here.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188026
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post #3 of 5
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But in what way's is it better?

Also I understand that the 700 series has a problem with video feedback, is this the case with all of them? Me thinks I found an ASUS Motherboard with similer specs too for less, but the video playback was an issue for it as well.
    
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The quality is better, Lifetime warranty with Evga. I had a P7N and Rmaed it in less then a hour it was so bad.
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Strange, you have a MSI P7N thread hyperlink in your sig...

Alright so if the MSI is such a bad motherboard how does this one compair with the EVGA I have been looking at?:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131232

It's also $100 less than the EVGA card. If the only real difference is the 3-way SLI then I might decide to buy it instead.

Also are their any non SLI boards out their that sport PCI 2.0 for Video Cards?
    
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