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post #1 of 10
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Bellow is a list of motherboards i am thinking is using for the next valllldondo gaming rig...

The question is...which one is the better one to go for?

Looking at running a Q6600 with between 2-4gb of ram...
which i will be attempting to OC...
Graphic card would be a Gigabyte 9800 GTX...
with the option of SLi'n it one day...if needed and cost effective...

£56 - Asus P5N-E SLi nForce 650i (Socket 775)
£63 - Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L Intel P35 (Socket 775)
£104 - Asus P5N32-E SLi nForce 650i (Socket 775)
£106 - Asus P5N32-E SLi nForce 680i (Socket 775)
£104 - Asus P5N32-E PLUS SLi nForce 650i (Socket 775)
£167 - EVGA nForce 780i SLI nForce 780i (Socket 775)(132-CK-NF78-A1)

Using the sea-saw equation...
which one does the best versus the price?

Edited by Valllldondo - 5/26/08 at 5:09am
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post #2 of 10
since you are going to use a quad none of the 600 chipsets will perform as well as the 780i will with the quad i would suggest the P35 or even the P5E x38 but you said you want the option to sli so i would say the 780i is the way to go. and remember if you decide to go with 4gb of ram make sure your OS is 64-bit.
post #3 of 10
If SLI is the option, then nvidia 750i or 780i is the way to go. Otherwise, should stay with P35 board such as Gigabyte P35-DS3L/R or even a nice X38 basic board - Gigabyte X38-DS4.
Edited by linskingdom - 5/26/08 at 5:18am
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Originally Posted by XxSilent22xX View Post
since you are going to use a quad none of the 600 chipsets will perform as well as the 780i will with the quad i would suggest the P35 or even the P5E x38 but you said you want the option to sli so i would say the 780i is the way to go. and remember if you decide to go with 4gb of ram make sure your OS is 64-bit.

SLi would be nice...its like saying
"i am keeping a space in the double garage for my Bugati Veron...1day"
If the performance warrnets the price of another 9800gtx...then i would MIBI go SLi 1day in the future...

As for motherboards...the 6 series not performing as well as the 700...
how much of a performance issue we talking here? is it miles or feet?
Edited by Valllldondo - 5/26/08 at 5:21am
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post #5 of 10
Well the 680 will preform just as well as the 780i in sli its just that the 4 core's on the CPU makes it harder for the motherboard (in overclocking) and this is where the 780i shines over the 680i
post #6 of 10
For Sli= 780i
No Sli=P35
post #7 of 10
780i works good for me...
 
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I'd go for a 750i, it's cheaper than the 780i but is a better overclocker than the 6 series chipset
    
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post #9 of 10
As the others said, 6 series don't really OC well a quad, so for SLI this leaves you with 750i and 780i, or if you wanna burn your $$$ try 790i

For non-sli, a Abit ip35pro would do the trick... at least until the Bugatti shows up
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post #10 of 10
for excellent OC P35 or x38 chips (Gigabyte or DFI) is a good choice. Nvidia chips wont OC well as Intels P35 / x38. And Intel chips are way cheaper than Nvidias. (forget about SLI, get a well-performer single card)
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