NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI and GeForce 8800 GTX Preview - Page 6 of 7
Review By Mike Chambers - November 8, 2006
Using the EVGA nForce 680i SLI motherboard, I managed to assemble a test system without incident. The included manual was helpful, although the SATA connection labels did not match the BIOS assignments. A minor setback occurred with a fan sensor on a new Enermax PSU, which appeared to be failing as it continuously triggered a warning buzzer.
Motherboard drivers were installed using the driver installation program on the included CD. It took the better part of two days to install the operating system, applications, and games that I had planned on benchmarking. Acronis True Image Home was used to take periodic backups, which I resorted to on a couple of occasions.
I began testing with the system residing on an HSPC Tech Station.
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Clearance was tight and on one occasion I mistakenly inserted a graphics card in the new PCI Express expansion slot and was subsequently greeted with the following message.
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It was time to roundup the install team and put this system in a new Lian-Li case. These guys, and gal, did a great job.