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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
meh! It's bad enough my case runs warm as it is, I don't need any extra help in that department..

so would this one be the better of all of them?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128359

if so, then ill probably order it here very shortly
post #32 of 43
if you go with a p45 then you wont be able to run sli in the future using those 9800's u said u were considering meaning you would probably go with something along the lines of a 4850 which runs at around 90 + degrees with stock cooling + stock clocks, your choice
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if you go with a p45 then you wont be able to run sli in the future using those 9800's u said u were considering meaning you would probably go with something along the lines of a 4850 which runs at around 90 + degrees with stock cooling + stock clocks, your choice

FAIL! well drat, now I'm not sure anymore I hate technology sometimes..
post #34 of 43
so its either molten gfx or scorching northbridge
if your really worried about heat you could simply upgrade your case as well, with 300 dollars you said you can spend on this upgrade you should have leftover if you choose either ati or nvidia
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so its either molten gfx or scorching northbridge
I KNOW!! This stinks.. Which is the lesser of the two evils?

And I do want to be able to run quad SLI in the near future, so that pretty much limits the choices :-/
post #36 of 43
which is the lesser of the two? I'd say nvidia's northbridges, its cheaper to cool a northbridge than to cool a gfx
gfx aftermarket cooler (50 bucks?)
case fan ziptied around northbridge (5 bucks?)
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which is the lesser of the two? I'd say nvidia's northbridges, its cheaper to cool a northbridge than to cool a gfx
gfx aftermarket cooler (50 bucks?)
case fan ziptied around northbridge (5 bucks?)

lol Ok, so I guess it will be the nvidia. So would the last board listed be good in your very experienced wisdom?
post #38 of 43
why not, unless you plan on 3 way sli its perfectly fine.
o and merry christmas and have fun with your new rig
Edited by Enthusiast - 12/25/08 at 9:07am
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why not, unless you plan on 3 way sli its perfectly fine.
o and merry christmas and have fun with your new rig
yeah but i just dunno what evga board to pick up though. newegg has tons of them

thanks , merry christmas to you as well! Have to go get ready for work but 0h well its overtime today.
post #40 of 43
Get the evga 780i ftw, it is within your original pricerange, although i didn't read pages 2&3 because i saw some evil p45 and ati talk lol. I hated the p45 chipset, maybe i just hate asus boards i dunno. Link here to the ftw. nice board from what i hear. Ok, i am off to find a new way to attach this second power supply again. Jesus what a headache. When double sided tape fails, what comes next? Large strings of zip ties, or duct tape?
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