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January 27, 2007 12:30:34 PM

Ok guys im a bit confused on which 680i chipset board to buy. I have 3 choices:

1) Abit IN9- 32x max
2) Asus P5N32E-sli plus
3) Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6

Among these 3 which board should i go for? I want to overclock. Among the 3 im prefering the abit one. But im a little worried is it free of bugs as it has just arrived in the market? Also give me suggestion about the other two boards. Plz let me know which one of these will be more stable and overclocking friendly. plzzzz help me out....... :?

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a b V Motherboard
January 27, 2007 2:56:54 PM

These are all expensive boards and any will do what you want.
Two of the 3 are brand new.
The low-risk choice is the Asus.
January 27, 2007 3:16:54 PM

Id go 4 d ASUS or better than dat the EVGA nVidia 680sLi dats a gr8 mobo or if u have the money go 4 a ASUS Striker Extreme:p !!
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January 27, 2007 4:32:52 PM

Nop havnt got enough to buy the striker xtreme. Ok now do these mobos have compatibility issue with corsair memories? Also if i use 8800GTX or GTS in sli mode will these create any problem with any of these. I may exclude the gigabyte one from my choice because it isnt available yet and i dont have enough time to get it after its release. So i have two of the other boards to choose from. I was wondering to go for the ABIT. Now my question is will it be better than the P5N32 E plus performance wise and also stability??? From ur XP what will be the best one to go for??? :?
January 27, 2007 5:08:19 PM

i vote against the dq6...on that list go for the abit
January 27, 2007 5:14:16 PM

Again answers with one or two sentences! :( 
January 28, 2007 12:41:09 PM

No other opinion guyz! :roll:
January 28, 2007 4:52:36 PM

what are your specs for le computer
January 28, 2007 5:43:58 PM

core 2 duo E6600
Corsair Dominator pc6400 C4d
XFX 7800GT (wish to move on to 8xxx sli)
Thermaltake 750w PSU
January 29, 2007 1:40:02 PM

abit IN9-32x, it is 50 dollars more than the asus but thats prolly cause of the wifi kit. abit, had been putting out some mediocre boards lately caues they were dipping their hands into other technologies besides mobos, but since their company was purchased by USI theyve been putting more focus on mobos with the abit branding. eg: aw9d-max is a pretty solid board, my friend owns one and he loves it. i mean at this point it just preference for what brand you want the in9 and the p5n32e are both going to give you about the same scalability, over clocking capabilities, features are pretty similar, and quality is about the same. only difference in service would be asus has 3yr parts and labor while abit has 3yrs part and 2yrs labor. meh

but in my opinion you should go with the in9-32x
January 29, 2007 3:47:28 PM

The Asus Plus has some weird chipset mix - it's not the same as the Striker/abit IN9 32X.
The Gigabyte is too new for feedback - I haven't seen it in stock anywhere here either.

The abit is new too but there is some feedback - it seems to be pretty stable, doesn't suffer from the crackling with X-Fis that other boards have had. I won't say that it's perfect but it's off to a decent start & some more BIOS work will no doubt improve it further. Just a pity it isn't £50 cheaper :twisted:
January 29, 2007 9:27:44 PM

OK then abit it is....... :D 
January 29, 2007 9:44:22 PM

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core 2 duo E6600
Corsair Dominator pc6400 C4d
XFX 7800GT (wish to move on to 8xxx sli)
Thermaltake 750w PSU


most boards dont like the dominator ram from corsair because they need alot of power. anyways just wanted to suggest you look at the Asus P5N-E Sli instead it will save you money and be able to obtain and fsb around 500. I would recommend you buying xm2 6400 cl4 instead of the dominator there is no need to spend that much on ram.

review of the board
http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2894
January 30, 2007 10:56:50 AM

thanx for the advice, but the problem is ive already got the ram. Thts why i was also concerned about the compatibility issue of the ram with the abit mobos. I wanted to go with the abit board cauz it looked really future proof and also the hypes about this mobo. But the pricing of the mobo i think is ridiculous. Gonna wait for 15/20 days to see if it comes down a bit. But i doubt any dramatic change in the price. These high prices are killing me. Gonna have to starve for next one month.
January 30, 2007 3:17:10 PM

Hehe im already starving after purchasing my new comp :o 
January 31, 2007 12:29:53 PM

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Thts why i was also concerned about the compatibility issue of the ram with the abit mobos.

Yellowbeard from Corsair has had no problems booting with any of the Corsair RAM that he's tried & that includes 8500D.

abit have a 650i IN9 SLI due out in a few weeks which hopefully will be half the price but 90% as good as the 680i.
a b V Motherboard
January 31, 2007 7:37:52 PM

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thanx for the advice, but the problem is ive already got the ram...
Duh...
OK, next you're going to tell us that you're only 14 years old...
The silver lining here is that using only one stick of ram, it's likely you can post most motherboards. Then you can adjust the voltage up where both sticks will run.
January 31, 2007 8:15:37 PM

Otherwise try the EVGA 680i board its great. and for the prices you can buy it on neweeg its a bargain. i had to pay 400$ for the board here in Denmark. Superb overclocker and really stable and easy to use. im a bit lazy so i just set the fsb to 400 on my E6600 and it has been running stable for 2 weeks without a problem, i didnt even need to adjust the voltage the board took care of that. i have seen that the pricetag on newegg should be around 200$ which is very cheap for such a great board.
January 31, 2007 8:21:42 PM

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abit have a 650i IN9 SLI due out in a few weeks which hopefully will be half the price but 90% as good as the 680i.


Well the Asus P5N-E sli is a 650i board and performs equally to the striker extreme.
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