Need help with choosing motherboard Tags: Motherboards Water Cooling Product Last response: June 14, 2007 3:12 PM in Motherboards Share angryf15h June 14, 2007 1:35:52 PM Hi, I hav just spent loads of money getting a computer built and now the motherboard has gone! I need help in choosing a 'decent one' as the one i had has been decomissioed. I have the following: CPU: Intel E6700 Ram: 2 GB DDR2 (not sure on make) Graphics: Asus 8800GTX x 2 on sli HDD: 300GB Sata Maxtor I did have water cooling but am thinking of switching to fan cooling as the water cooling has proved to be a problem, again any suggestions or ideas any info or suggestions appreciated. Regards More about : choosing motherboard skyguy June 14, 2007 1:51:50 PM Well, you obviously need an SLI board. You basically have 1 big choice: -650, 680, or P35 chipset? 650 and 680 are mature, P35 is brand new. Up to you. That being said, 650 is cheaper, 680 is more expensive but better features. P35 is most expensive. Suggestions: -MSI P6N (650) -EVGA (680) -ASUS P5N32-SLI Plus (650/680 hybrid) -Gigabyte P35 board....pick one that works for SLI BUFF June 14, 2007 2:00:53 PM P35 won't do 8800 SLI (& it's probably the middle 1 in terms of price). With 2 x8800GTX you really ought to go 680i for the dual x16 (650i does dual x8). The new DFI 680i LT looks interesting & from the cs pov eVGA are probably the best (there are a no. of different eVga revisions though so you ought to research the differences more). Related resources Need help choosing a motherboard? - Forum need help choosing motherboard. - Forum Need help choosing motherboard - Forum Need help choosing a Z97 motherboard. - Forum Need help choosing a motherboard - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer skyguy June 14, 2007 2:39:23 PM Ah, my bad on the P35 I really gotta do some more research on that. I have a buddy that LOVES the new DFI 680 board...not cheap, but top notch. TSIMonster June 14, 2007 3:12:31 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... EVGA 680i seems like the best value for you. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed help choosing motherboard, PSU & Cooling Forum SolvedNeed help with choosing right motherboard. Forum SolvedNeed help choosing Motherboard for a Gaming Build. Forum SolvedNeed some help choosing a intel motherboard. Forum SolvedNeed help choosing a motherboard for i7-4770 and Powercolor PCS+ R9 290 please! Forum SolvedNeed help choosing a motherboard. Forum SolvedI need help choosing the BEST Intel processor and motherboard Forum SolvedAt a loss at choosing a z87 itx motherboard. Need help please. Forum SolvedNeed help choosing Motherboard Forum SolvedNeed help on Choosing motherboard for intel CPU and amd VGA Forum SolvedNeed help choosing a motherboard for gaming. Forum SolvedNeed help choosing Z87 Motherboard Forum SolvedNeed help with choosing a motherboard. Forum SolvedNeed Help Choosing Server Motherboard Forum SolvedNeed Help Choosing a Motherboard Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !