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Matching 8800gtx to mother board

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My 650 fried bad, praying the video card isn't screwed too but the smoke was definitely coming from the motherboard not the card.

Should I concern myself with getting an nvidia partner for an nvidia card? I'm only looking to pay around $200 max for it, any suggestions.
 
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P35, 650i or 680i...

Nvidia with Nvidia isn't necessary. Actually the P35 chipset is fairly well known to out perform the 650 chipset... Don't know about the 680 but I doubt it.

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Good thing to think about it "why" did your mainboard fry though, let alone smoke... Don't want to burn a new one.
 
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Motherboards with a Intel P35 chipset, I'd recommend either the Gigabyte GA_P35_DS3P, or the Asus P5K.
 
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Video Card(s) 780 ti kingpin
Storage OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III
Display(s) Some Korean 2560 1440 thing with surround x 3 asus vh238
Case Lian Li Knockoff
Audio Device(s) logitech g930
Power Supply Evga SuperNOVA 1600. Won the early adopter contest paid 175 a/r, overkill
Software Win 8
Benchmark Scores 4.3 steady axtu slider overclock. Worship me.
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P35, 650i or 680i...

Nvidia with Nvidia isn't necessary. Actually the P35 chipset is fairly well known to out perform the 650 chipset... Don't know about the 680 but I doubt it.

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Good thing to think about it "why" did your mainboard fry though, let alone smoke... Don't want to burn a new one.
You know that fan hole on top of some cpu cases? Mine has tape on it now. :banghead:
 
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