Zotac's Hybrid SLI motherboard

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Zotac's Hybrid SLI motherboard
 
Zotac have shown the world the first Nvidia 750a chipset motherboard, picture can be seen below. The new board comes with dual SLI PCI-Express slots and has full support for Nvidia's Hybrid SLI, Hybrid power and Geforce Boost Technology.
 
The board supports AMD processors so the socket is AM2+ which means it will support the new Phenoms and Athlons. This is weird seeing as Nvidia haven't used AMD's socket for a long time, since Nforce 5 in fact. Quad SLI is possible on this board but only if running Vista. Only down side is if you run SLI each PCI-Express slot will be down clocked to 8x.
 
For cooling it uses a huge silver heatsink between the sata ports and the PCI-E Slots as shown below. Which means this board will be completely silent. The Chipset has full support for Direct X 10 and Shader Model 4.0.
 

 
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25-03-2008, 13:20:33

Hatman
4meters of hose, in case it goes wrong :)

OCUK have been fine with me even now :P No shop is perfect.



Personally id go with 8800GTS 512's instead of GTX's. Not that far behind in performance but a heck of a lot cheaper.

25-03-2008, 13:55:52

DOWNFALL
Also has anyone had experience with the (Asus Striker II Extreme nVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLi Socket 775 Motherboard)?? Any Ideas about expected overclocking results?

Ok I assume that compression fitting are safe than the others? If so i will be using them.

I will also be posting a diagram of my water cooling setup to see what you guys think.

Also Does any one know what radiators will fit in the cosmos s case, I'm looking at a 3 fan radiator. I know it has a top compartment but is this where the fans go or the radiator?

Thanks Guys
DOWNFALL

25-03-2008, 14:58:50

Pseudonym
I believe someone has that very case. Can't remember who though.

Also, the fans usually bolt straight on top of the radiator and the whole lot will go in the top compartment. - might be wrong though.

25-03-2008, 15:04:17

Toxcity
Just a note: If you are planning on SLI.. the board you have chosen in the icture won't SLI.. you need an Nforce chipset. ;)
Oh, and I think the Raptor is crap... is it even SataII?

Go for something a little more practicle? Raptors just don't seem to show much difference.. or at least not enough to justify playing that much for them.

25-03-2008, 15:29:06

Phoenix
Looks like a nice setup, but as mentioned earlier, I'd go for the 8800GTS 512 (like me :D) instead of the GTX, unless you're planning on running Tri-SLi in the future? And btw, what PSU are you going to use?

25-03-2008, 15:49:01

DOWNFALL
i was looking at the Coolermaster Real Power 1000w Modular Power Supply.
But really I'm looking for anything with enough power and modular connections. this isn't a full modular power supply as you cant remove the motherboard power but every thing else is removable. should help keep a tidy case.

EDIT: with reguards to the motherboard I'm going for the striker 2 which i thing supports triple sli, which would always be an option in the future.

25-03-2008, 15:53:41

Phoenix
Then the GTX wouldn't be such a bad desicion after all. :P Have you compared prices with the new 9800GTX?

26-03-2008, 18:59:20

DOWNFALL
Do you guys think i should get 2x 8800GTX's or 1x Asus 9800 GX2 1GB??

Also If any one has opinions on cooling my system take a look HERE... CLICK HERE

Thanks In Advanced
Downfall

26-03-2008, 19:53:53

The Computer Council
I'd stick with a GTX for now tbh - an overclocked version like the BFG OC2.
I'd drop the Cosmos case - its build quality leaves alot to be desired, especially at that price and its way oversized, unless thats a feature you're looking for.
I'd take a look at the Antec P190 (has case holes for water cooling) or the smaller P182, although that is personal preference. :)

Also - just get the standard Q6600, not a guaranteed overclock version as they're all the same.

27-03-2008, 13:50:36

Pat123
The cosmos case is pretty nice in my opinion, i looked into buying one.. However.. i reckon go for the 9800GX2 or GTX.. might aswell tbh if your looking now.

And the board is good i think, the 790i, this forum has just done a review on it! everything else looks pretty good to me
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