What Crazy Mobo Should I Buy?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Tokintegra, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Tokintegra

    Tokintegra Master Guru

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    Hi all

    My computer went down (again). I am now ready to ditch the triple sli and opt for something more reliable. I need to buy a new board asap and Im washing my hands of evga.

    Parts I need it to be compatible with:
    -DDR3 memory (mines 1600 but im good with 1333 at this point)
    -at least 2 video cards (sli)
    -water block(s) on the board is a huge plus, or the availability to buy the block(s) seperately
    -support my QX9650
    -I think thats it

    PRICE IS NO OBJECT - well, keep it under 500$ lol. But I need something good
    RELIABILITY IS KEY
    any help would be awesome. Im looking forward to having a reliable computer again. Thanks in advance everyone
     
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  2. Pending

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    How about the 790i?
     
  3. surrealX

    surrealX Ancient Guru

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    790i is the only that supports SLI and DDR3 unless you want to try Intel's SkullTrail board.
     
  4. Pending

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    You would have to buy two $1K CPU's for the Skulltrail board though, and i think the Skulltrail is like $600.
     

  5. Tokintegra

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    I dont plan on buying a triple sli board, just dual cards is cool. Besides I have another GTX so I can make a second computer now with 2 GTX's as well.

    Im desperate for a reliable, DDR3, sli motherboard.
     
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    You don't have to use the triple SLI part of it you know. But i think thats pretty much one of the only DDR3 motherboard's that support SLI right now, correct me if im wrong.
     
  7. Tokintegra

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    Oh of course, lol. But I already have the EVGA 790i Ultra, and I need to get the $%^# away from it.

    Perhaps a different 790i? XFX or ASUS? I keep seeing bad customer reviews on all the 790i boards (about 50% bad most of the time)
     
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    I had a Evga board that i had to refund so i feal your pain, even though im going to get an Evga 750i, mainly becouse all the other boards seem to be worse, well the other brands.

    Pshhh... Man i don't know. I think you might be best off making two systems or getting DDR2. If you get some DDR2 Then the 750i seams to be a great choice, you can get 8 gigs for half the price of 2 gigs of DDR3, lol. Anyways, hope i could help ya!

    AS for the brand thing, i dont know what to tell ya, looks like Evga got the best reviews. But if i had to go with another brand i would go with XFX, seams like (From what i have seen) That all of ASUS's formula boards are pretty crappy. I don't know that much about those boards though so don't take my word for that one.
     
  9. hayder_master

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    only 790i
     
  10. ZeW0 ToleraNce

    ZeW0 ToleraNce Master Guru

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    i think all 790i/780i boards hav crap reviews. i am so far satisfied with mine, though i dont use sli and i seem one of the lucky few. w/e u get, i think it best to remove the NB n SB heatsinks and change the TIM with something u like, and when u mount them make sure they come into proper contact with the chips. i think theres a problem with bad QC w/ these boards

    hope u get lucky this time
     

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