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DFI and nvidia...what's the status?

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Just wondering whether DFI is likely to keep making nvidia boards or not. I am looking to upgrade (because the 650i is horrible) but I really want to go DFI this time. Is there a well priced 750i coming out soon? Will there be more nvidia/intel boards when Nehalem comes out?

I do have my GA-P35-DS3L back from RMA so I might just use that but then I can't go SLI
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EVGA 750i FTW or soon to be released EVGA 780i FTW.
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DFI could be choosing not to make an SLI board because SLI is on much more unstable ground as compared to Crossfire, or nVidia might have chosen not to give them the licensing/permission/etc. to make an SLI board (unlikely, but possible).

To be honest, SLI isn't looking to be a good investment for the future. nVidia and Intel are fighting like a married couple over who gets what licenses and which chipsets, and the new GTX 280s seem to be falling short in comparison to the upcoming ATI cards. At this point in time, it seems to be a better choice to invest in ATI and Intel rather than going SLI. Intel chipsets are better at overclocking their CPUs, and you will MUCH rather choose Nehalem over SLI.

In a nutshell, you limit yourself in performance more by choosing to go SLI rather than sticking with one card. I'd save your money that you might have spent on SLI and spend it on the new ATI cards and/or Nehalem when it comes out at the end of this year.

And regarding DFI boards, I have the DFI LP LT P35, and it is a magnificent board. I came from a DS3L as well, and it's a great first-time/easy OC board too.
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