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Old 03-25-2009, 11:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default LGA775 DDR2 SLI mobo recommendations

Haven't been up on my SLI mobos recently, have a friend asking for advice, how is this guy for OC'ing his quad and SLI 260's?

Newegg.com - EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Any recommendations over this one in a comparable price range?
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If they can fork out a little bit more i'd shoot for the 790i

Newegg.com - EVGA 132-YW-E179-TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 790i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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out of their budget once you factor in the DDR3
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Didn't even pay attention to what ram it used

Could always go for the 780i version.
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Looking at atleast an $80 upgrade here for the 780i over 750i, is it worth that?
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I'd go for it. I had an EVGA 780i board, rock solid for overclocking and rock solid all around.
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I would stick to the 750FTW. The regular 780i doesn't even come w/ solid caps and is only 6 phase. If you do go 780 I would surely get the FTW version w/ solid caps and 8 phase power. Plus do you really need 3 way sli?
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He has dual 260's and I can't see him going for a third, two is more than he needs already considering he's mostly a WOW player...lol, i don't know why he even got the second.

I'll check and see if he's up for another $60-$80 above the 750i, the reviews seem to support the 750i as a very good card and compare its OCability to par with the 780i. So short of the third slot I don't see it being much of an upgrade.

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Checking local retailers: $175 for the 750i FTW @ ncix.com and $270 for the 780i FTW at newegg.ca, not many places stocking the 780i FTW in CAN. $95 dollar difference.
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