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Old 03-19-2007, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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EVGA nForce 680i SLI NVIDIA Socket 775 ATX Motherboard with an Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40GHz Processor (Retail) & a FREE copy of Supreme Commander PC Game at TigerDirect.com

i am going to buy a new processor and mobo, i want to get the new core 2 duo. how is this setup. going to be playing crysis. i have vista and i'm going to get a 8800gts in the summer. i've been using amd for a long time.
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That Mobo is very expensive....do you NEED SLI? What makes that mobo so expensive is that it is full support of SLI. I don't like it so I would get a DS3 or P5B-E but still if you are 100% sure your going SLI 8800GTS or something that's your really only choice.
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i do plan on using sli in the future. not at the moment.
can u send me some links of nice mobo and cpu combos. looking for core 2 duo. (is it much better than amd x2)
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SLI in the future is not worth it IMO. I would just get an EVGA 8800GTS and do the Step-up program to a GTX. Do you mean good mobo's that are not SLI then? As the only good SLI board for 8 cards is the 680i.
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ok fine. i go w/ a non sli mobo. if you have time. plz send me a link for a good combo

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Well actually you could get that combo deal as it's pretty good really but Still I like these boards for the price.

Newegg.com - MSI P6N SLI-FI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail -P6N
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail -DS3
Newegg.com - ASUS P5B-E LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail -P5B-E
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