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NVIDIA nForce 650i Ultra motherboards?

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February 28, 2007 8:29:06 PM

I am looking for a good motherboard running NVIDIA nForce 650i Ultra. Anyone know of any? Thanks.
March 1, 2007 10:55:00 AM

I've ordered the basic MSI 650i SLi Motherboard - will see how it fairs. To be honest, the primary concerns were 1) 2xIDE ports as I still have 3x IDE devices and 2) cost.

I needed something cheap but didnt really want Crossfire and the Asus 650i didn't have great reviews due to vdroop and just general board layout. If I am honest, I would forget the 650i and get the 680i if I had a load of cash sat about, but I don't so will test the MSI and let you know if you like.

Still - if you have £150 to spend (or prob more like $300 at the moment) then I would prob get a Asus P5N32-E Sli 680i or similar. But for me - I thought I'd use the money on the gfx card instead.
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March 1, 2007 5:31:17 PM

I'm pretty sure there isn't one. Just because your board supports SLi, it doesn't mean you are forced to use it. A SLi-supporting board will run a single card just as well as non SLi board.
March 1, 2007 5:40:10 PM

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I'm pretty sure there isn't one. Just because your board supports SLi, it doesn't mean you are forced to use it. A SLi-supporting board will run a single card just as well as non SLi board.

True indeed.
March 1, 2007 6:21:57 PM

650i Ultra as cheaper than 650 SLI I am looking for that too. 114 usd in the US, here the 650 SLI can cost as much as 180 usd so if you can save a some bucks (in the thank you sou much I'm not gonna use it in my mf life SLI I plan to use it on a server) it would be great to have a mother with similar performance as 650 SLI so 650 ultra
March 1, 2007 6:45:03 PM

Ultra versions are not out yet in US so that leave us with the 650i SLI. You can get ASUS P5N-E SLI for $140ish and MSI P6N SLI-FI for $120ish. You can always go with the GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 rev3.3 which is hell of a deal at $120-130.

I guess you are not in US so of course you are going to pay more.
March 1, 2007 6:50:21 PM

Why would your want to get a 650i "ULTRA", when you can get a 650i WITH sli support for less than $150?
March 1, 2007 9:39:13 PM

I've got my MSI 650i up and running and the system is very fast compared with what I am used to (Athlon 2500 with an nForce2) but the passively cooled northbridge is overheating and subsequently crashing every 5 minutes... awesome. I don't think its a built in problem, I think the one I have just has a problem. Either way - nice board. Looks good too - bright green LED when its runnning. The 8800GTS looks even better though. mmm
March 1, 2007 10:13:30 PM

Sorry to go a bit of topic but have you overclocked it ?

Was thinking of getting that board is all and was wondering how it overclocks.
March 2, 2007 8:19:26 AM

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No - not overclocked it. I sorted this problem last night. The northbridge does run hot, but I htink that's an nforce 6 things anways. Turns out it didnt like the Ram in DIMM 1 and 3. Have moved it to 2 and 4 and works perfectly.
Seems good - has OC utilities - but not tried it yet.
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