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....... :?
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??? :?
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
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:
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.
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.
thanx for the advice, but the problem is ive already got the ram...
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.
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.