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For and SLI build which MB would you choose?

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August 13, 2008 12:36:04 AM

I can snatch up two GeForce 8800GT's and was considering building using either an MSI P7N SLI-FI 750i or an EVGA nForce 680i SLI.

Which board would you choose to build from?

The MSI board is NOT the platinum model with the butterfly cooling pipes.

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August 13, 2008 12:04:00 PM

750i hands down. Especially if you plan to upgrade to or use Yorkfield.
August 13, 2008 7:28:38 PM

ASRock makes a 650i board that handles all Penryn procs, it goes for $99 on Newegg, its the one Im eyeballing for my Intel upgrade.

Anand looked at it and sure enuf it works as advertised. http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3227
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August 13, 2008 10:10:05 PM

Althought SLI wont work at 16x on the 750i compared to the 680i, the 750i is newer and supports 45nm intels better as well as quads better.
August 14, 2008 12:08:26 AM

The fact that the 750i doesn't have two 16X PCIe slots.....will it noticeably affect game performance and frame rates?

EVGA 680i
http://www.evga.com/products/moreinfo.asp?pn=122-CK-NF6...
MSI P7N
http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_n...

I know the 680i board uses the Kentsfield CPU while the MSI can use the Yorkfield....but for gaming, which one will give me better performance...the two 16X slots on the 680i or the 2 8x slots on the MSI....

Pardon my questions.....I've not been into this level of building a PC with so many options.....the last one I built was based on an Athlon 2000+ and a Abit KR7A-133 MB and a Geforce Ti 4200 AGP graphics. SLI and PCIe were not even issues back then. I'm trying my best to get up to speed on making the smartest buy I can. :pt1cable: 
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