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Broken 775 pins. Looking for replacement mobo...or repair..?

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February 5, 2009 12:04:42 AM

Hello all.
Ok , I cleaned the pc inside out. Broke the pins. Mobo is gone, unless someone knows a repairer for socket 775..? Or if you have an idea on how to fix it?
I'd love to go this route, not sure how relevant this is though.
Specs of PC is:

-Q6600
-Striker II formula
-Kingston HyperX 8500 4GB
-Evga 9800GTX

Questions are as follows:
1)If a repair isn't possible, should I get the same mobo?
2) If not i'm considering the EVGA 780i. Which would you get between them, or if not which 780i would you recommend.
3)Not so informed on differences between 780 or 790i, besides DDR3 (would sell my 2x2GB hyperx 8500, and 8500 1x2GB sticks to help fund 2x2GB DDR3)
WHat kinda of performance differences would I get with a 790i over a 780i? Any websites showing a proper side by side comparison?
4)IF going with DDR3 (790i) what speeds are there that 790i supports?
5) I was able to OC the Quad to 3.6 stable, but since this is my first gaming pc my question is maybe just get P5N72-T and save for an i7 in 2 years or so. Or maybe an EVGA 780i FTW (difference between regular 780i vs 780i ftw?) What makes the striker II formula better than a cheaper P5N72-T? What would I lose? Would it overclock as well as well as the SIIF. I got the SIIF from recommendation, even though I don't need tri-sli. I do want sli in the next year or so, just wondering if I will lose something worthwhile If I go with a cheaper MOBO? Aisuite/overclock is something I don't care about. Anything I need to know about this?

Any info appreciated.
Thanks in advance. Have a great day!
February 5, 2009 10:38:12 PM

photog10 said:
Hello all.
Ok , I cleaned the pc inside out. Broke the pins. Mobo is gone, unless someone knows a repairer for socket 775..? Or if you have an idea on how to fix it?
I'd love to go this route, not sure how relevant this is though.
Specs of PC is:

-Q6600
-Striker II formula
-Kingston HyperX 8500 4GB
-Evga 9800GTX

Questions are as follows:
1)If a repair isn't possible, should I get the same mobo?
2) If not i'm considering the EVGA 780i. Which would you get between them, or if not which 780i would you recommend.
3)Not so informed on differences between 780 or 790i, besides DDR3 (would sell my 2x2GB hyperx 8500, and 8500 1x2GB sticks to help fund 2x2GB DDR3)
WHat kinda of performance differences would I get with a 790i over a 780i? Any websites showing a proper side by side comparison?
4)IF going with DDR3 (790i) what speeds are there that 790i supports?
5) I was able to OC the Quad to 3.6 stable, but since this is my first gaming pc my question is maybe just get P5N72-T and save for an i7 in 2 years or so. Or maybe an EVGA 780i FTW (difference between regular 780i vs 780i ftw?) What makes the striker II formula better than a cheaper P5N72-T? What would I lose? Would it overclock as well as well as the SIIF. I got the SIIF from recommendation, even though I don't need tri-sli. I do want sli in the next year or so, just wondering if I will lose something worthwhile If I go with a cheaper MOBO? Aisuite/overclock is something I don't care about. Anything I need to know about this?

Any info appreciated.
Thanks in advance. Have a great day!

February 6, 2009 1:08:35 AM

It would cost more to fix the motherboard than to buy a new one. I'd stick with an Intel chipset MB, since the Intel chipsets are more robust and have fewer hardware and software bugs than do nVidia chipsets.
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