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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?

ASUS, MSI, EVGA, XFX????

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 780i....to 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?
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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 
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