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Old 03-02-2008, 01:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hye there, I need your guys help with a board. This is a departament where I'm totally clueless and I have to rely on someone else opinion. Believe me I don't wanna start another topic that was asked tyhousand times and I read as much as I can here but with this product I need to. I'm going with Q6600 and 8800GT with a possibility for SLI. I was out of the game for a while so I don't know what's new now and what's coming out, what is good to invest in and what to hold on with. I also read there's some boards that are overclocking easy for amateurs, that would b nice. This will b purely gaming rig, no video editing or something similar. Price doesn't really matter because I want something good and reliable.
Pls can u explain why u reccomend the certain board u think about and not only slap the name of it. I would like to understand why I'm going with certain product.
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Well you need to figure out if your definitely going SLI or not. If you are that would mean you need to get (obviously) an nvidia chipset sli enabled board. I would go single card setup. The 8800 GTS 512 is a really good card. I don't know how good the 780 boards are but if it were up to me. I would choose an X38, Q6600, 8800 GTS 512. Preferably EVGA for step up and play the waiting game for the 9 series
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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SLI is generally a waste of money unless your gaming on 1080p or higher, or are an uber PC enthusiast with lots of $$

this board is the best for OC quads and is just overall amazing
Newegg.com - ABIT IX38 Quad GT LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

but if thats over ur budget this one works great too
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Dynamic Energy Saver Ultra Durable II Intel Motherboard - Retail
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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EVGA nForce 680i SLi Black Pearl WaterCooled Silent (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (122-CK-NF68-A1)

get that overclocking work horse
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he doesn't have a watercool loop....or at least he didn't mention one
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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lol i know i was just throwing something ridic out there
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IF you are going SLI, get a 780i from Evga. But unless you have a 24" monitor a single GTS512 and x38 board will be more than enough for any game out there, except for that which shall not be named.
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