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XFX nForce 750i SLI Extreme -vs- ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo motherboard

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December 7, 2009 4:20:06 PM

I am in the process of building a high performance system. I am looking at the combo;
XFX nForce 750i SLI Extreme Motherboard - NVIDIA nForce 750i, 45nm Support, Socket 775, ATX, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, USB 2.0, Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID
w/ Intel core duo E8400 processor and a,
the XFX GeForce GTS 250 Core Edition Video Card - 1024MB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0, (2) DVI, SLI Ready video card,
OR
The ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
w\Intel E8400 core duel processor and the,
XFX HD-577A-ZHFC, and the Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card.
I am undecided about which combo will give me the best performance and allow me the ability to upgrade to say a high end Quad core processer in the future.

a c 135 V Motherboard
December 7, 2009 5:19:05 PM

Well it seems you haven't got your parts yet,don't get either one,Socket 775 is Out of line,its better to get a P55 or X58 motherboard.
Please post your budget and we can help you more
December 7, 2009 9:46:41 PM

claigeo2007 said:
I am in the process of building a high performance system. I am looking at the combo;
XFX nForce 750i SLI Extreme Motherboard - NVIDIA nForce 750i, 45nm Support, Socket 775, ATX, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, USB 2.0, Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID
w/ Intel core duo E8400 processor and a,
the XFX GeForce GTS 250 Core Edition Video Card - 1024MB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0, (2) DVI, SLI Ready video card,
OR
The ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
w\Intel E8400 core duel processor and the,
XFX HD-577A-ZHFC, and the Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card.
I am undecided about which combo will give me the best performance and allow me the ability to upgrade to say a high end Quad core processer in the future.


I have $300.00 325.00 for a motherboard and processor. I have purchased a intel E8400 core duo processor so far. I may be able to stretch the buget a little further.
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December 7, 2009 10:28:54 PM

I already own 4gigs of dd2 memory and I have purchased a Intel E8400 processor. I was building with the hopes of reusing existing materials. Is this practical.
a c 135 V Motherboard
December 8, 2009 9:53:41 AM

OK then between those,i would go with ASUS P5Q and HD 5770 because HD 5770 would be a better choice than GTS 250.
In terms of chipset the main difference is that the 750i SLI supports SLI whereas P5Q supports CrossFire,so it depends which one you want to use in future.
In terms of upgrading as i said Socket 775 is EOL so you won't have a very good upgrade path,you maybe can get a QuadCore like Q6xxx/Q8xxx/Q9xxx series in future though.
December 8, 2009 8:50:49 PM

claigeo2007 said:
I already own 4gigs of dd2 memory and I have purchased a Intel E8400 processor. I was building with the hopes of reusing existing materials. Is this practical.


Maziar said:
OK then between those,i would go with ASUS P5Q and HD 5770 because HD 5770 would be a better choice than GTS 250.
In terms of chipset the main difference is that the 750i SLI supports SLI whereas P5Q supports CrossFire,so it depends which one you want to use in future.
In terms of upgrading as i said Socket 775 is EOL so you won't have a very good upgrade path,you maybe can get a QuadCore like Q6xxx/Q8xxx/Q9xxx series in future though.

I second the P5Q Pro over the 750i, I have used them in a few workstation builds and they are quite reliable. The 5770 is great, while the GTS 250 is mediocre, I like my GTX 260 216SP but wish I had DX11 support. You might also want to consider Gigabyte, my EP45-UD3P overclocks my Q9550 nicely, is very cool and reliable, and also includes Crossfire support. Anyway you go you can re-use most parts (don't skimp on the PSU though).
February 10, 2010 8:26:55 PM

So... the 750i will not support Crossfire? I thought that was just a sort of branding... Please help! =/ I have a P5QL right now... but I would like to Crossfire in a few months... What's a good motherboard for its price!

Thanks!
February 11, 2010 4:15:37 PM

guannyeuc said:
So... the 750i will not support Crossfire? I thought that was just a sort of branding... Please help! =/ I have a P5QL right now... but I would like to Crossfire in a few months... What's a good motherboard for its price!

Thanks!

No the 750i is an nVidia chipset so Crossfire isn't really a big deal to them. Generally if you have 2x Pci-e x16 slots and an Intel chipset you can run Crossfire.
June 8, 2010 11:28:03 AM

i hav using xfx 750i sli and xfx gts 250 and its brilliand and i play crysis for hours and hours and the game never stucks so go for gts 250
June 8, 2010 11:32:17 AM

i bought this rig abt 7 months ago cor 2 due 8400 xfx 750 sli and gts 250 cooler master 600w corsair 4 gb and 26" lcd and i run my card full on optimum res. and the whole system runs great and i hav played dead space crysis crysis warhead and all other heavy games on full hd res. and the game never stucks.
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