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MMhardKy
09-27-07, 05:41 AM
Hello everyone.

My current config is X2 4800+, Xpress3200,MSI 8800GTX-OC, 3GB DDR1 RAM

I want to upgrade for a while now, but I still cannot decide what to choose.
Sure is I want a E6850, but should I go the SLI way or not?

I was 100% convinced to buy the Striker Extreme, but then I was not sure as it is such an old board and chipset, and even tough I always had a crossfire or sli board, I have never actualy purchased the second card (by the time I had the cash for an upgrade, a single card from the next generation was better than SLI from the previous).

Now I don't know if I shouldn't go with Blitz Extreme (or wait for X38), as I also heard there are a lot of problems with SLI and the 680i might not be future proof.
If I would go for a SLI mobo, I would buy the next 8800GTX around christmas.

What would you do if you were me?
Thanks

P.S. Can I pair the OC version of MSI's 8800GTX with a normal 8800GTX?

jcrox
09-27-07, 10:48 PM
Definitely wait for the X38, especially being that the rumor is NVidia will likely have the next gen of cards out by x-mas. Can't imagine it would be long after that if they weren't available by then.

MMhardKy
09-28-07, 05:50 AM
Thnaks guys! So the 680i is out of question. Now the problem is that I don't know if I should wait for the Asus Maximus, or buy a cheap but good P35 board now (Gigabyte P35 DS3?) and then upgrade the board when X38 will be proven stable, OR when the new nforce will be out, that might be interesting!

What do you guys think?

Xion X2
09-29-07, 10:26 AM
You can't go wrong with a P35 or X38 board.


+1 ;)

sabersix1
10-02-07, 01:41 AM
Well our friends at VR-Zone claim that Nvidia is coming out with NForce 780i on Nov 12th. :captnkill:
Read here: http://forums.vr-zone.com/showthread.php?t=191040#Scene_1

Thier source is here: http://www.tcmagazine.com/comments.php?shownews=16250&catid=2

Here is the jist of the post:

November will be a full (monty) month for the Santa Clara team we know as Nvidia as it will be releasing new graphic cars and new chipsets. The nForce 700 series will include chipsets for both AMD and Intel platforms, the C72s for the Intel platform being set to have a hard launch on November 12, the same day the G92 and G98 are rumored to be ready and in the shops.

On November 12 Nvidia will release the nForce 780i SLI chipset for Intel's LGA775 processors which will come with support for the 'old' 1066 FSB Core 2 series, the 1333 FSB processors and the upcoming 45nm-build Yorkfield and Wolfdale CPUs. nForce 780i SLI powered boards will support DDR2 memory, will have three PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots ready for Tri-SLI, two Gigabit Ethernet controllers and six SATA 3.0 Gbps ports. The C73 chipset will bring DDR3 support in Q1 2008. Not long now.

It is not that long of a wait till Nov. 12th, and I am sure that there will be plenty of reviews comparing the Yorkfield Quad QX9650 running in an Nforce 780i SLI compared to running in an X38 with Crossfire. I am staying with Nforce as my EVGA 680i has been a very stable platform for me.

buffbiff21
10-02-07, 02:34 AM
Think you could elaborate on that signature? Just kinda curious... didn't get too good of a description of it from what you listed.

Like, what OS are you using? What voltages on everything? Video card overclocks? What thermal paste? What kind of case fans?

And what type of dental floss do you use?

MMhardKy
10-02-07, 05:26 AM
Wow, I will wait then. But di you suppose it will be possible to actualy BUY the mainboards on the Nov 12.?

DRen72
10-02-07, 04:14 PM
Wow, I will wait then. But di you suppose it will be possible to actualy BUY the mainboards on the Nov 12.?You can get the Gigabyte X38 boards now, and the Asus ones after mid-October. The newer 780i nVidia boards will be out in November.

john19055
10-05-07, 02:36 AM
I have had no problem with my Evga 680i SLI (A1) ,it has been a good board a least for me ,but I know a lot of other people have had all kinds of problems.

fasedww
10-06-07, 10:03 AM
I have had no problem with my Evga 680i SLI (A1) ,it has been a good board a least for me ,but I know a lot of other people have had all kinds of problems.
Works great for me also, But my northbridge is watercooled also, maybe this helps. No Problems at all:D