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The 750i has two PCIe slots and the 780i has three PCIe slots.

So in other words, I'm blind sorry, that was a dumb question..

Guess I can skip on the 3xsli especially if I'm running the 280's, even in dual mode those would be cooking along anyways, one would think?
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that looks nice.. ill add that to my list

never used evga. good customer support? service after the warranty period?

i used to be an asus fanboy but when my a8n-sli took a crap 2 months after the warranty ran out, they wouldnt even discuss with me what i could do, other than go buy a new board. so i dunno if i wanna go asus route again.

i like the video cards. i would like to run 3xsli some day in the future (i.e 2-4 months).

im concerned about the evga board. it seems cheap, i.e. price wise.

from what i understand on that evga board, it has tons of features, but hows that board going to hold up to standard case cooling? id like to do water cooling, but again, im way too noob to do that, im afraid id fry something and be screwed outta the money
Please don't run 3 7600gt's...please don't

Expect a performance decrease going from 2-3.

Yes, the drivers are that bad, and games don't support it
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Please don't run 3 7600gt's...please don't

Expect a performance decrease going from 2-3.

Yes, the drivers are that bad, and games don't support it

haha!

I promise I wont run 7600's in 3xSLI

I promise to buy a new video card above the 9600's if I plan on running 3xSLI
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It's cool that you can afford more expensive gear but, price does not always mean better.

The motherboards I recommended perform on par with boards that cost 2-3x as much. I have $250 motherboards and my UD3P out does them across the board in performance.

If you want better gaming performance you need to upgrade those 7600gt's to something made this year...

I didn't want that taken the wrong way either. In the past I used cheap parts, and I've been burned, which is why I make sure I can afford the higher end parts when I go to build my boxes.

I've always expected gamer boards, or the higher end boards, to cost more.. Many moons ago I used to be in the know, but this was my first major overhaul of my system. The A8n-SLI held up very nicely for however many years I had it, but as time goes on, new and better stuff comes out *sigh*.

Guess I'm just dense anymore when it comes to high end things anymore.


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LOL! I think he got the point....
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I didn't want that taken the wrong way either. In the past I used cheap parts, and I've been burned, which is why I make sure I can afford the higher end parts when I go to build my boxes.

I've always expected gamer boards, or the higher end boards, to cost more.. Many moons ago I used to be in the know, but this was my first major overhaul of my system. The A8n-SLI held up very nicely for however many years I had it, but as time goes on, new and better stuff comes out *sigh*.

Guess I'm just dense anymore when it comes to high end things anymore.


*Note to mods/admins/staff: I fixed my posts to comply with the rules. Sorry I read the agreement, but didn't see the main rules thread until after I posted. Forgive me, our systems at work automagically do all of that stuff for me Guess I'm spoiled!*
I know what you mean. Chasing the Tech tail is always hard on the pocketbook.

It used to be that if you waned the best possible performance out of your gaming rig you had to buy expensive parts and that is still true to a point.

Today their are many great motherboards, CPU's and GPU's that allow us to play games maxed out on the cheap.

The P45 chip set, 750i, 9800 GTX, 4850 and E8xx CPU's are relatively cheap compared to parts from just a year or 2 ago.

You can build a screaming gaming rig for well under $1000. That same system would have cost you 2x that just a few years ago. Good PC parts are cheap!!!!!
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LOL! I think he got the point....
Just didn't want to come off sounding like a jerk. Tend to do that from time to time, and don't even realize it sometimes.
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I know what you mean. Chasing the Tech tail is always hard on the pocketbook.

It used to be that if you waned the best possible performance out of your gaming rig you had to buy expensive parts and that is still true to a point.

Today their are many great motherboards, CPU's and GPU's that allow us to play games maxed out on the cheap.

The P45 chip set, 750i, 9800 GTX, 4850 and E8xx CPU's are relatively cheap compared to parts from just a year or 2 ago.

You can build a screaming gaming rig for well under $1000. That same system would have cost you 2x that just a few years ago. Good PC parts are cheap!!!!!
Yeah thats the thing, I don't know what any of the good cheaper boards are. Evga seems to be getting the best reviews from everyone, so that's what I will be getting here soon from the ubernewegg.

I've always been fond of OCZ and Cruital memory. I had some Patriot, however, it didn't work very well
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Ok, if I'm permitted another dumb question. I've pulled up all of the boards people suggested:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188026
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131297
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=780i%20ftw
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128359
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188026

Other than price, and looks like one of them is ATI, and some are 2 x and others are 3x sli, whats really the main difference? I mean performance wise.

The third and last one are the ones I'm considering, but how would/does they compare to the others?

Hopefully soon I can be done with the noob questions!
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Performance wise there isn't much of a difference, the major differences between these boards is what they can support as you have stated, some are ati crossfire compatible while others are sli compatible (2x and 3x). The Intel P45 boards that you have listed are also known for being able to overclock cpus much better than the nvidia chipsets. I think thats it. o and the nvidia chipsets have northbridge's that tend to run hotter than their intel counterparts and require active cooling
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