View Full Version : Newbie Needs Mo Bo recommendation

07-25-08, 05:14 PM
I have RMAed 2 striker extremes. They run way too hot in my son's cas (which I thought was extremely well fanned and ventilated. We are not overclockers. I will not buy another ASUS. Please look at my specs in the signiture and recommend a highly reliable no fuss mother board that I can order and get in the mail soon. Thanks.

07-25-08, 05:25 PM
I personally prefer EVGA motherboards. I'll be ordering the 750i soon.

07-25-08, 05:43 PM
thx. Will this work with the memory and chip that I have?

07-25-08, 05:46 PM
Wouldn't something with a X48 chipset be considered more reliable...

07-25-08, 07:54 PM
Wouldn't something with a X48 chipset be considered more reliable...

Other than right when the 680i's were first released, I personally have had no problems with nvidia boards on my computers or any others that I've helped build. So I guess it comes down to personal experience, for me... I don't see what would be more reliable than no problems at all.

07-26-08, 12:09 AM
EVGA 680i FTW.

07-26-08, 12:12 AM
If anything goes wrong with the P45 coming from my RMA, I'm immidiately going back to eVGA. Hell, mine was the jetway with eVGA slapped on it instead, and it's ran more stable than any board i've had. How sad.

07-26-08, 10:00 AM
Thanks for all of the great info. I am looking locally and there is only the nvidia..evga nforce 780i available. Any thoughts on that board? Thanks.

07-26-08, 11:22 AM
I have RMAed 2 striker extremes.

What? No... I don't believe you... You sir are lying......

I've actually RMAed two myself... :headexplode:

eVGA is pretty reliable. They usually follow the Nvidia reference design, which makes them much more reliable than certain other makes... :rolleyes:

Xion X2
07-26-08, 02:01 PM
I can't believe you guys are recommending the 680/780i to this guy out of all the chipsets that are on the market (I think you might've been kidding, mullet, but he probably doesn't know that.) I know this is an Nvidia fansite, but still. We should be honest with people when they're spending their hard-earned money on this stuff.

To the OP: If you or your son are not going SLI, then absolutely do not go with an Nvidia chipset. They are the lowest rated chipsets on the market in regards to reliability--especially the 6-series. Go with an Intel chipset, instead. Any good P965/975 or P35/P45 or X38/X48 will do. Just stay away from DFI's P45 as it's still too new to the market and has RAM compatibility issues.

07-26-08, 11:25 PM
thx. I just ordered a 975 from amazon. I'll let you know how it goes.