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hey guys, ever since i have been gaming (not that long) i have had an amd system being almost an amd NAZI i roasted my friend for going intel (LOL) but now hes roasting me

but anyway i have heard so many things about the huge variations in chipsets and i need help

i have very few requirements

160 price limit
decent OC
SLI

SLI is crucial thats why im leaving amd im being given 2 evga 9600gso cards by my buddy who bought 2 used 8800GTX cards so sli is the requirement

i appreciate your imput as i am an intel noob and need guidance
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680i, but don't get the LT version. XFX or EVGA should do you just fine. Enjoy the dark side!
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ok but just out of curiosity why not LT (im nosy)

and is the feature set as good as the new seven series????????
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post #4 of 26
Don't go for LT because LT stands for "Light". It's just basically a stripped down version. It's worth the $30 or so extra dollars to spring for the full one.

The only reason I didn't recommend the 7 series is because you said under $160. The 780i's are much better boards. As a matter of fact, I'm wanting to upgrade mine to one. I personally don't think the 750i's are worth the price difference from 680i. So it's either 680i or 780i. Unless you're wanting to jump to 790i, which is out of your budget. It involves DDR3 RAM instead of the standard DDR2. Although it is much more future-proof. All in all, I think the 680i might be best for your needs.
post #5 of 26
Here you go

ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131232

Gives you x16 x16 SLI
post #6 of 26
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well how do you like your nvidia and are the driver problems as bad as they say

oh and Penicilyn my last asus experience i had was god awful its the mobo i used to OC my brothers P4 rig in my siggy

u have an asus is the quality any better
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post #7 of 26
I haven't had any real driver issues with nVidia that weren't able to be worked around via updates or whatever.

And I've heard some not-so-promising things about the "non-reference" nVidia boards such as Asus and MSI. I was about to get an MSI 780i for really cheap until I just heard way too much about the non-reference boards, which is why I stick with the XFX and EVGA.
post #8 of 26
I would say get the 750i FTW edition motherboard, i dunno if thats the one penic (lol) linked, but I hear great things about it, but I have no idea who makes it or what it looks like
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well how do you like your nvidia and are the driver problems as bad as they say

oh and Penicilyn my last asus experience i had was god awful its the mobo i used to OC my brothers P4 rig in my siggy

u have an asus is the quality any better
Nope still crap, I've had to RMA twice.

There's also an MSI alternative but I havn't heard much about it.

I've had great experiences with MSI.
post #10 of 26
I should have gotten this mobo, but being 16, I have little money.


http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...015&CatId=2320
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