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Which MOBO to pick??!?!

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November 19, 2008 1:58:26 AM

I CAN NOT decide. I started out with the Nvidia 780i FTW...

Then saw the ASUA Maximus II Formula, then I saw the ASUS Striker II Formula.....then saw the ASUS RAMPAGE Formula....

I want the best one of those, something that will be some-what simple for a noob to overclock with & have good over-all performance..

Other Specs,

Video Card: GTX 260 Core 216...896mb

CPU: E8500 3.16 GHz

PSU: COOLMAX 950watt.

RAM: Corsair Dominator (4gig)



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November 19, 2008 2:31:08 AM

Whatever you do, don't get a nvidia chipset. You're better off with the Maximus II Formula or the Rampage. IF you're going to stick with 1 gpu, then go with the Maximus II (P45). For 2 or more gpus, go with the Rampage Formula (X48).
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November 19, 2008 2:33:18 AM

1869179,2,321795 said:
Whatever you do, don't get a nvidia chipset.

UHOH, I just got a 750FTW............. woot
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November 19, 2008 2:34:23 AM

hey for u r video card check this out....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
'EVGA 896-P3-1260-AR GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail $219.99
Free Shipping*

mobo:

ASUS Striker II Extreme LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
The Best of Tom's Hardware 2008 Award
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

u can also consider these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EVGA 132-CK-NF79-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $335.99
($305.99 after $30.00 Mail-In Rebate
Extreme Overclocking, Extreme FSB up to 2000MHz, 3x16 PCIe

XFX MBN790IUL9 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $329.99
($299.99 after $30.00 Mail-In Rebate )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
November 19, 2008 2:35:16 AM

^+1 ...I got a Rampage.. - best board ever. I friend of mine got the maximus II... he mentioned that it is pretty sensitive when tweaking.
November 19, 2008 2:35:48 AM

i think he should go with the nvidia chipset if he is goin to stick with the 260 cos in those chipsets only he can get a proper sli ...
November 19, 2008 2:27:26 PM

I doubt I go SLI, if I ever did multiple cards, I'd prolly go with 2 4870's. What is wrong with nvidia chipsets?
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