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post #1 of 8
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im thinking about changing my motherboard. i will use this current one at work with my old cpu

if i was to get a new MB what would you guys recomend?
i want sli and be able to over clock (of course) and use all my other current bits n bobs.
i dont wanna change anything else.
price isnt realy an issue,i just want a MB that will run as well if not BETTER than this striker i have.

i would preffure to buy from this place..as its close to me.. but others are welcome http://www.novatech.com
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post #2 of 8
Hey mate, do you live in the Portsmouth area? I assume you live near Novatech? Thats my local lol
Maybe the Asus Striker II Extreme which has the 790 chipset which is a little better assuming you have the 780 chipset. Very ££££....
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/s...html?ASU-ST2EX
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post #3 of 8
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hmm thats ddr3 tho. yeah im in portsmouth .

ive been asus for years i was ati for years too.. just gone back to nvidia and was thinking maybe it time to change from asus too?

p.s mines a 680i
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/s...tml?ASU-STRIKE
Edited by tat2monsta - 7/3/08 at 11:27am
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post #4 of 8
Sorry didn't notice......ooops

What about the MSI?
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/s....html?MSI-P7ND

Good review-

http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi..._diamond/8.htm

Ps I live in Eastney
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post #5 of 8
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how about the evga nf780i? heard lots of good things and a few bad. but would it be better than my current mb
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post #6 of 8
780i is the best DDR2 chipset for SLI'ing and being able to OC reasonably well. I'd jump for a EVGA board if Nvidia's GPU prices weren't ridiculous. That thing will smoke your 680i, too. I'd say it's a thumbs up.
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post #7 of 8
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any other offers? the 780i should be in stock on monday so time is running short
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post #8 of 8
EVGA 750i FTW is better on a budget and provides a similar oc with quads.

the evga 780i is the best DDR2 SLI board available, the EVGA 790i is the best DDR3 board available.

I should know I've owned and tested all of them extensively.


The striker extreme (which I have also owned btw) is great for dual cores and not so good for quads.

I had the Asus P5N32-E 680i as well (you can see all of my guides in my sig). Going to the EVGA 780i was a good move forward.
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