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Im building a new PC this is what im planning:

CoolerMaster Stacker 832
Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600
XFX nForce 680i SLi (Socket 775) motherboard
2x 8800gtx or gt SLI
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Audigy 2 ZS 7.1

But ive been hearing things aboult the XFX nForce 680i SLi being unstable and they only come with a 2 year warranty. Would anybody be able to shed some light on this or would you recommend another board? Im looking to spend aboult £150 mabe a little more if i have to.

Cheers Barry
 
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It gives you a 2 year warr. and I think its good. if your worried about not having a use with the board in a few years, I suggest getting the evga 680i board.. evga gives you the ability to upgrade at a discounted price
 

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It gives you a 2 year warr. and I think its good. if your worried about not having a use with the board in a few years, I suggest getting the evga 680i board.. evga gives you the ability to upgrade at a discounted price
+1

grab an evga. and btw

quad core + 680i= a no-no for oc'in this may be why people thing the xfx is unstable.
 

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+1

grab an evga. and btw

quad core + 680i= a no-no for oc'in this may be why people thing the xfx is unstable.
I have no plans to overclock ill just be running it at stock, Im looking at some Evga's now has anyone got any suggestions? Im likeing the 10 year warranty on Evga's :) Im going to check the warranty on the abit fatal1ty board ive got in this pc it's dieing:mad:
 
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I dont know how much the boards are in euros but this board seems like it will do the trick for you.
 
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get the 2 GT's not the GTX's, its hardly any difference at all in performance and they cost a lot more
 
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Why not get a X38 for 200 and get two HD 3870's? That would be alot easier imo
 
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he probably wants to go straight sli. I am with you on that shadowfold.. but whats the prices of x38s?
none are under $199 here in the US.
like I said before I don't know the differences in us to euros so I cant say...
 

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he probably wants to go straight sli. I am with you on that shadowfold.. but whats the prices of x38s?
none are under $199 here in the US.
like I said before I don't know the differences in us to euros so I cant say...
$200 is aboult £101 but to be honest i want a really good motherboard and the max id pay is £200 - $392

Why not get a X38 for 200 and get two HD 3870's? That would be alot easier imo
Im only really looking for a sli setup got my heart set on 2 8800 gtx's.
 
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all right thanks... how about this?
its in your price range and its the new chipset for sli.
 

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Cheers cold storm, I like the sounds of that and it mean's i can buy a 3rd 8800 gtx in a couple of months :)
 
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IMO its the best! I love the look and board all together. And you'll love it, and have the ability to go and upgrade for cheap... so good luck!