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Hi, recentley I have been having troubles with my AMD motherboard and slower but surely its on the flop.
I've been looking into Intel motherboards for sometime now and as its come to buying one I'm trying to make a decision on what one to purchase. I set on getting a motherboard that is SLI, so with an Nforce chipset, for the budget I have I've been looking at the "MSI P6N Diamond 680i" and is currently on scan.co.uk for only £77, elsewhere it is upto £133.

I will be running an Intel E8400 in whatever new motherboard I decide on, I've heard mixed reviews about the 680i chipset and the compatibility of 45NM chips, I could wait untill next month and fork out for a 780i but I'm still not sure.
If you've got an Nforce 680i,750i,780i motherboard or have had experience with them I'de like to see how they all perform in overclocking, stability and what the stock cooling is like for the chipsets/mosfets.

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evga 750i FTW all the way...


best ive seen for the buck
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Any specific reason you need a nforce chipset? If you really do then get the 750i FTW, otherwise I would recommend either a p35 or X38 board.
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only get a nvidia chipset if your going with SLI. like if the P35 was SLI i would have that chipset right now.
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