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Old 04-23-07, 11:50 PM   #13
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this looks good too
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Old 04-25-07, 11:01 AM   #14
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i was looking at the P35 motherboards and they all are dual PCI-E 16x with no SLi Support, still that ****ty crossblow.

why doesn't a single manufacture make a feature rich good single pci-e 16x motherboard?

is 680i really that bad? i was looking at Asus Striker and Abit 32x-max both are based on 680i.

about the striker i just hate the fact that asus again removed one pci-e 1x slot and replaced it with their ****ty audio expansion card.
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Old 04-25-07, 11:21 AM   #15
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Are we sure P35/G33 chipsets support CURRENT dual core CPU's or only the upcoming ones?
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Old 04-26-07, 12:16 AM   #16
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i believe those boards will support what ever its out now plus the new 1333 cpus.

but i probably will not get a p35 board, having a board with two pci-e 16x and no possibility going sli, its jsut a waste of space on the board.
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Old 04-26-07, 12:30 PM   #17
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i think i found the board i like the most

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127020





only thing i don't like is the lack of firewire in the back and instead of the 3rd pci-e 16x i would preffer another PCI
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Old 04-26-07, 01:05 PM   #18
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i was thinking about striker, but it only has one PCI-E 1x, in location that i will never be able to use it, they replaced the second PCI-E 1x with that stupid audio expansion card
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Old 04-26-07, 01:15 PM   #19
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is 680i really that bad?
Yes. Take it from someone who went through 3 defective ones in two months, along with the legions of other users who have had issues with them.

http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=680...p=mss&ei=UTF-8

388,000 returned results for "680i chipset problems" from Yahoo search on a platform that was introduced in November of '06.

As a control measure and comparison, the search only pulled up 75,000 (less than 1/5) results for "p965 chipset problems," and that Intel chipset has been out for about 8-9 months longer.
http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=...fp-t-501&x=wrt

Take a look at the board I have, nekro, and see if you like the layout. It has the dual 16x PCI-E when in SLI even though it's a 650i. Very similar to the Striker, I think--it even says "Striker Extreme" under a labeled sticker placed along the bottom of the motherboard:




Here are some close up shots I took of mine:




Me and a pal of mine have been running this board for the last 2 1/2 months without a problem. It can be a little picky about RAM.. doesn't seem to like Crucial much. Loves G.Skill. BIOS releases have been slow, but then again it hasn't really needed it aside from boosting overclocking ability some. It's perfectly stable.
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i'm not getting a quad core (yet)

as i see it there is no point in spending almost 600 bucks on quad core now, when in about 2-3 months time it will drop to less then 300.

at those prices
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no, maybe if it drops in price quite a bit
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Old 04-26-07, 02:11 PM   #21
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Yes. Take it from someone who went through 3 defective ones in two months, along with the legions of other users who have had issues with them.

http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=680...p=mss&ei=UTF-8

388,000 returned results for "680i chipset problems" from Yahoo search on a platform that was introduced in November of '06.

As a control measure and comparison, the search only pulled up 75,000 (less than 1/5) results for "p965 chipset problems," and that Intel chipset has been out for about 8-9 months longer.
http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=...fp-t-501&x=wrt

Take a look at the board I have, nekro, and see if you like the layout. It has the dual 16x PCI-E when in SLI even though it's a 650i. Very similar to the Striker, I think--it even says "Striker Extreme" under a labeled sticker placed along the bottom of the motherboard:

[img ]http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/13-131-153-04.jpg[/img]
[img ]http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/13-131-153-03.jpg[/img]

Here are some close up shots I took of mine:
[img ]http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/3641/p2280215gn3.jpg[/img]
[img ]http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/8329/p2280217dr0.jpg[/img]


Me and a pal of mine have been running this board for the last 2 1/2 months without a problem. It can be a little picky about RAM.. doesn't seem to like Crucial much. Loves G.Skill. BIOS releases have been slow, but then again it hasn't really needed it aside from boosting overclocking ability some. It's perfectly stable.
board looks nice, just again, just like with striker, i hate the fack that after i install one video card, i get 0! PCI-E 1x, stupid asus needs to stop with their dumb useless audio expansion card, or at least use normal pci-e 1x standard.

lack of esata on the back

are you sure its 16x in SLI? every 650i board i seen drops down to 8x in SLI.
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Old 04-26-07, 02:27 PM   #22
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are you sure its 16x in SLI? every 650i board i seen drops down to 8x in SLI.
It's 16x in SLI. This board uses the 590 southbridge. It's different from the rest of the 650i boards. It's the only one I've seen that does 16x on both in SLI:

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid...e=expert&pid=2
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Old 04-26-07, 03:23 PM   #23
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i will look into it

i still hate this part

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asus really needs to stop doing this, use a normal PCI-E 1x, GOD DAMN IT
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I wish they'd do that too, but there's still a lot of cheap-@sses out there who won't put 40$ down on a good sound card.
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