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750i or 780i

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December 11, 2008 8:14:39 PM

Hey guys,

Im trying to decide which will be the better mobo for me. I wont be doing SLI right away but I plan on it soon'ish. Going to use XFX GTX260 Black Edition....

Which will be the best mobo to go SLI with? 750 or 780 and which company?


Thanks. :hello: 

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a b V Motherboard
December 11, 2008 8:29:59 PM

I have a 750i here and the spaces between the 2 pci-e slots leaves room between the cards so they can breathe. I imagine, but am not sure that you could use the upper and lower pci-e slots on the get "breathing"room...??? 1 vote for the 750i I guess.

edit: check the boards out carefully to make sure you can plug everything else in you're going to need.
December 12, 2008 3:24:40 AM

I like the 750i's price but it just doesnt compare with the 780i.... and With the EVGA, I wouldnt want anything except FTW because of it's capacitors.....Which cost's a lot compared to the standard 780i.

Im thinking about going with the XFX 780i. Good choice .vs. the other brands for $209 with a $30 mail in rebate?
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December 12, 2008 7:19:51 AM

EVGA 750i FTW because of its non reference design, capacitors, general quality and true x16/x16 SLI support.

If price is a really big deal to you, the MSI 750i Platinum is k, i mean the cooler is better than the FTW's, if a little invasive, but it runs sli as x16/x8 to the best of my knowledge. still great quality, but would probably bottleneck the second GTX 260. probably.

all depends on price and features.

BTW, from what i have heard, the ASUS is a POS, and the XFX is just reference design so..
December 12, 2008 9:43:50 AM

I have Asus P5N-T Deluxe and 8800GTs SLi, very happy with it. PCI-E 2.0 Full x16x16 and triple SLi capable x16x16x8 and a fair few £ less than the 750i FTW (at least in the UK!) Fairly good overclocker too I've found, contary to some reports - have run 475FSB no problems...
December 12, 2008 8:43:46 PM

I wont be doing Tri-SLI, it's a waste of money if you ask me.. Well not if you did 3, 8800's but Tri-SLI with the GTX 260 Black Edition would be overkill..

Can anyone send me a link the the 750i FTW? I just see the 750i.. will it have enough room for 2 260's? Or will they be so close that heat will be an issue?
a b V Motherboard
January 1, 2009 10:00:24 AM

i got a refurbed msi p7nd 780i on ebay from a big pc retailer for £60 with 3 months garantee well happy, got my q6600 @3.4
January 1, 2009 1:41:43 PM

how about a asus ROG striker 2 xxxxx (two versions) one ddr2 and one DDR3

my vote will be for the 780i tbh like the striker, but I persome the EVGA would do nicly :p