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Old 12-06-2008, 09:35 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Not only that but the 750i and Nvidia boards in general from the 6 and 7 series have major reliability issues. Several members on TF have killed Nvidia boards. To me that is a big issue. We have more dead 6 and 7 series boards than any others from our members.
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my dads 790i ultra was unstable mostly because it did not like the ocz platinum ram we had in it. but we switched it out and now it's been stable as a rock.
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So your saying that The 7 series are picky with their ram?
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yes, they are quite picky from what i've read. or at least the 790i ultra is, but other than that the board is pretty sweet. it has a really nice layout.
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Haha okay... anyways.. I really wanted SLI so i can just pop another vid card in a few years from now, i was going to get the 8800GT but i heard they were gonna stop making them soon so might as well not get that one whens its the same and a 9800. But, I dont really like ATI video cards because i heard there's alot of compatibility issues with some of the games i might play, and I've always been a Nvidia fan. But I also never overclocked and dont really know how to do it, I heard it's a hard process and only works if you do it perfectly right so I don't know if I'll want to go that route.
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And should I also get only 2 gigs of ram since the mobo only supports 3? And I was also thinking of getting this case,

Newegg.com - XION Solaris XON-403 Black with Green LED Light Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

But I'd really like a case with a temp readout. Thanks guys, you've all been tons of help.
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ATI cards don't have compatibility issues. I'm not sure who told you that. The 7 series mobo are overpriced and are known to fail. I don't know why people cling to one brand or another. I have owned both ATI and Nvidia cards, and I have to say, using them there really is no large difference in gameplay assuming both cards can play the game.

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you'll only notice the difference if you're a graphics whore... framerate you will notice, but a difference in textures and lighting is minute at most
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what I mean is texture an lighting. Overall image quality is similar.
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Nevermind. That mobo was ddr3. But are the 750i and 680i essentially the same thing? I think i might just stick with the 780i.

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

would that one be any better? And are you guys suggesting I get a different graphics card or just stick with the 9800?

Then I'll probably get 2 gigs of ram instead. And i don't wanna start a huge dual core, quad core argument, but do you guys think i'll be fine with the dual core, even with the games that support quad better coming out? I mainly wanna play WHo
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