For me, it's a no go. You might as well invest 40-50 bucks more into a 780i. The video corruption would make getting an Nvidia board pretty pointless. Here's a review. I think unless you're planning on SLI-ing, you're better off with a P45 or X38/48 chipset. Honestly, there have been A LOT of issues with the Nforce chipset which have about 50% of the buyers in regret. Some are lucky. Their build just worked out perfectly, but others, are in deep deep fecal matter until new BiOS fizes are released. Here's a review that I found insightful. http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2008/07/22/evga-nforce-750i-sli-ftw/1
Uhh. I think the link for some reason isnt working, so..go to bit tech, then hardware, then motherboards, and scroll down.
i just kept hearing and reading bad things about it..
lololol chickenman (sorry, already forgot your name ;o) the link works. this is where i read the disappointing review..
i was hoping for the 750i FTW to be good, but i just don't know if it's worth the risk.. because the 780i's third gpu slot is very pointless for me as i'd only go the regular for dual sli. argh, i'd get the 750i FTW if there weren't any problems with it.
If you plan on SLI-ing, well of course you'll need a 780i Chipset or a 750i Chipset. So, yeah. But NONE of the SLI boards, save for the P5N-D from Asus and maybe the MSI board (whose name has just escaped me) are under $150 dollars. Maybe for an open box or a used/refurb product, but the new ones are above $150 dollars. Unless you absolutely want SLI, well, then get the 780i. I think you get more bang for your buck. The third PCI-e 2.0 when you have the urge to go for gold and add that third card. Also, it's a bit more stable. A few glitches, but nothing as serious as video corruption like the 750i. I would've gotten the XFX or EVGA 780i board, but I was a few bucks short. I might in the future. Bit tech also has a pretty good review of the XFX 780i, so check it out. Frank, try posting some sort of facts please...I can feel your love for the Nvidia architectures/products/lifestyle/graphics cards/"1337"-ness, but if it's a "help wanted" kind of forum...well...help would be a nice to provide.
To John. Get that board. You won't regret it. I'll just loathe you for having a prettier/cheaper/more efficient board than I have. Just cuz I was too ****ing impatient. tiydgfhfgshseijesgaasyhftitsgoi;jsgfdh =[
You know what. Gamble, I think you should just go for the 680i and get a BiOS update for 45nm support. There is barely any difference between the 780i and the 680i except for PCI-E 2.0, which isn't THAT much of a performance boost (but it's still pretty darn nice to have) and 45nm support out of the box.
Here's the MSI(s): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130175
yea at least for as of now, i don't even see the need for sli OR cf for that matter. i just want one punch you in the mouth, badass card.. the only thing this board enrages me with, is the fact that it looks like you just shoved a bunch of fruity pebbles or fruit loops into your mouth, chewed it up and showed me what it then looks like on your tongue..
basically it's too damn colorful ruining my nice green theme i was hoping to go for..
edit: naw if i'm going sli i'm going to go with EVGA's version of the mobos..
Yeah. I was tempted to get the EVGA board, cuz of its aesthetics, but the cost and potential issues were....bleh. Then again, the board I'm using right now, the EP45 DS3R from Gigabyte, was known for issues, but an early BiOS update fixed all problems. So that's why I find Gigabyte convenient. They have crappy color choosing from their Tacky Blue PCB to rainbow colored components...(which they apparently get from FoxConn) but...eh..it works, it's cheap, and it's pretty darn fast. I just regret not waiting a month longer =[