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Old 01-30-2007, 08:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I ordered this Mobo......

EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

Im not planning on running an SLI setup however.

This is the card Im using
eVGA 256-P2-N636-AR GeForce 7950GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card

Problem is, I already ordered my Mobo. Did I just waste an assload of money because of the SLI?

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Old 01-30-2007, 08:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you can use an sli motherboard without actually running sli. and you card is fine. i dont think you can get any better for less than $300

you could shoot for the 8800 but they are $400 at the lowest.
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Old 01-30-2007, 08:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You think I can run today's games (Battlefield 2142, Half-Life 2, etc) with Full Graphics, AA 4x and get over 100 fps with that combo? I also ordered a 6300 Intel Core Duo chip, with a 320 GB HD
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dude try keeping all this in one thread theres no need to make a millioin threads on your build
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You think I can run today's games (Battlefield 2142, Half-Life 2, etc) with Full Graphics, AA 4x and get over 100 fps with that combo? I also ordered a 6300 Intel Core Duo chip, with a 320 GB HD
With that combo, you can play all those games at maxed out settings.

I think you wasted money, unless you're going to update the processor to a more powerful one. The 680i is supposedly best for C2Ds, but I think it's more towards the higher end C2Ds, like the e6600 or higher. Should of gotten a 965P chipset for the e6300. Maybe you can exchange it, for the Gigabyte 965P-DS3...save yourself about $100.
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Gigabyte DS3 SLI compatible w/ hacked drivers??

*edit- nvm, thought he wanted sli*
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^ lol wtf?
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Try to return the motherboard, get the DS3, and then buy an 8800gts.
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Ok, I cancelled my Order. Im looking at the DS3. Can someone fill me into why so many people are recommending this board? Its over $100 cheaper than the mobo I just cancelled the order on. Did it cost that extra $100 just because of the SLI?
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Alot of people recommend this board, because of it's overclocking capabilities. It's cheaper than the 680i, but does just as well in overclocking. The extra $100 comes from the SLI slot and more features, such as being quad-core ready, more USB ports, and dual LAN ports.
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