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EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

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Ready for the leading edge of processor and card technology, EVGA's nForce 680i SLI 775 Motherboard comes locked and loaded -- SLI ready and built to support Intel's Core Duo processor. Designed for Windows XP, it comes ready with NVIDIA's features for RAID management, improved data transport, network management and firewall security. This motherboard is a solid foundation for building a monster system. Anticipating future developments in graphics cards, it even offers support for running a third PCI-e card, so it's not going out of style anytime soon!

This motherboard is planned, designed and built from the ground up for the experienced enthusiasts who want to push their systems to the absolute limit, and have the resources to do it. Overclock it as high as you like -- it can take it. Network as wide as you like -- it'll run it. You can even use FirstPacket technology to prioritize upstream bandwidith for the hottest Gigabit Ethernet around. This board is stable under the hottest action, and the chrome plated cooling fins keep things cool.

Two SLI graphics cards will provide you with almost painfully realistic gaming action -- watch out for bruises and bullet holes! EVGA gets these boards from the same place as NVIDIA's initial reference design, so there are no loopholes or conflicts. Use one of these boards for the core of your new build, and you'll have more than enough capacity to hold all the speed and processing power you'll know what to do with!

  • newegg NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI Chipsets The enthusiast-oriented NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI chipsets deliver outstanding gaming experiences with two SLI-based full-bandwidth PCI Express x16 links and NVIDIA LinkBoost technology automatically delivering additional GPU and MCP bandwidth for unrestricted graphics performance. Take advantage of NVIDIA FirstPacket technology to prioritize your gaming traffic for reduced ping times! Other advanced features include SATA 3Gb/s RAID, dual Gigabit LAN and High Definition Audio.
  • newegg Intel Core 2 Processor Support This motherboard supports the next-generation LGA 775 Intel Core 2 processors including the Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Extreme. With Intel's brand-new Core microarchitecture, the Intel Core 2 processors are considered some of the most powerful and energy-efficient CPUs in the world.
  • newegg Ultimate Gaming Performance with NVIDIA SLI Technology With NVIDIA SLI (Scalable Link Interface), a pair of GPUs deliver earth-shattering, scalable graphics power approaching twice the performance in certain applications. The nForce 680i SLI MCP automatically increases bandwidth when select SLI Certified memory modules are detected for unparalleled memory performance.
  • newegg Third PCIe Slot for Graphics Expansion The EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR motherboard provides three PCI Express x16 slots to ensure that your rig is ready for the future - two PCIe x16 slots for SLI graphics support, with a third slot for brand-new three-GPU applications or a selected PCIe card.
  • newegg NVIDIA Native Gigabit Ethernet Get Double-Barrel Gigabit Ethernet with two integrated networking connections on your nForce 680i motherboard! This board also features FirstPacket technology for lower latency and DualNet technology for up to twice the Ethernet bandwidth. The TCP/IP acceleration provided by the nForce 680i SLI MCP further optimizes your system performance by offloading CPU-intensive packet filtering tasks to hardware.
  • newegg NVIDIA MediaShield Storage The MediaShield Storage supports both SATA and RAID. The revolutionary Serial ATA interface provides scalable performance for storage devices. SATA technology enables easy-to-install, high-performance and low-power hard drives. Six 3Gb/s SATA ports support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and RAID 5 for better performance and/or data security.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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5/ 5
Puts the Mother in Motherboard

Pros: Still serving me well after 9 years(Knock on wood) as of January 2016.

Cons: Nothing stays up to date forever.

Other Thoughts: Until I bought a 4K monitor I had no idea this mobo was obsolete. Still running most applications and games fine at 1080p.

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5/ 5
still strong

Pros: bought this board on 1/14/2007 and still not one problem with it. really good overclocker

Cons: none

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5/ 5
Works great

Pros: This board has been working great for me. I have been following the EVGA forum for months and know some people are having some serious problems but I haven't hit any yet. Running FSB at 1600 and e6600 at 3.2ghz now but was running stable at 3.6ghz first try (turned down until I reapply my thermal paste). The layout of the board is pretty nice. Updated from P19 to P26 BIOS the first day using floppy and it works fine.

Cons: The northbridge fan can be a noisy little sucker at 100%.

Other Thoughts: EVGA has great tech support. Make sure you register the board.

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3/ 5
Died after 3 months of use

Pros: This motherboard was great when it worked.

Cons: Okay, so i purchased on the 1/31/07 and it lasted until 4/13/07. It was adequately cooled, worked fine for the longest time, was overclocked a little bit, but had great cooling like mentioned before. I rebooted before doing some video editing, nothing unusual. Windows shut down and then I recieved a "unusable signal" error, no post/beeps. I reseated my videocard for whatever reason, then noticed the LED display read "- -" which tech support confirmed that it had become a "brick" and or "paperweight" as they actually said. lol

Not what I expected out of a 250$ motherboard.

Other Thoughts: eVGA tech support is OK, they messed up and took my wrong email to register my product to, so there was a delay in the RMA process, they require you to upload a invoice also.

REGISTER THIS PRODUCT within 30 days and receive a LIFETIME warranty, after the 30 days it is a TWO YEAR warranty.

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2/ 5
Good, BUT...

Pros: CUTTING EDGE board. Lot of features, new chipset

Cons: Beware of nVidia Updates! They crash your system! STAY WITH the originals. RESIST the urge to update! DO NOT update to new improved nTune, or it will crash

P27 bios update (or P26) 'dumbs' the board down bad.

Other Thoughts: Great idea, but nVidia is dumbing this board down very fast! Makes me wonder what they did WRONG, and are trying to cover UP? Sure, running RAM over the 2.1v limit? Known problem. nVidia seriously needs some GOOD programmers to build and PATCH nTune. This is UNACCEPTABLE. This board is 'PREMIUM' priced, and as such is entitled to PREMIUM support. No such thing... You figure it out... Pay a lot of $$$, get a pile of sheep-dung in return? nVidia needs to get with this board and keep it updated! FIX the problems, don't dumb it down without expanations!

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5/ 5
Stable, Dependable, Fast

Pros: AR (p24), q6600, evga 7950gt ko, 2GB TWIN2X2048-8500C5 @ 1066mhz\5-5-5-15-30-t2\2.2v in COOLER MASTER CAC-T05-WW.

been running this board now 14-18 hours a day for 8 weeks without issue. heavy multi-tasking (3ds Max, Affter Effects, Oblivion, Gothic 3, GRAW, Stalker all run flawlessly, burned about 30 dvd-r's\10 cdr's thru external firewire, roughly 60-100gb of web traffic across the onboard nic).

Cons: Temps on the NB\SB are a little high with the stock cooling. Onboard sound isn't very good. Replacing with X-FI Extreme Gamer FPS.
4 weeks after purchase the AR version is discontinued and replaced with A1.

Other Thoughts: Even tho many people are claiming fried ram and overclocking problems with the quadcores, i'm not overclocking anything or running raid, or any ide drives, or sli. So my stability may be from the simplicity of the setup. EVGA with it's lifetime warranty has personally assured me that when and if i do have any problems with my AR board, they will cross ship me an A1 revision.

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4/ 5
Great board

Pros: Well this baord overclocks like no other ..and runs stable I am currently running my e6600 @ 3.0 mhz stable ..rock solid

Cons: Bois is really quirky,and if you are a first time builder (do not buy!)

Sata issues with Raptor drives is horrable(nivida drivers)Sata (still wating on Nivida/EVGA to put out a fix

Other Thoughts: If you ahve hi voltage memory do not run volts @ 2.2 you will fly your ram ..highest I would go is 2.1 volts(even if you ahve to under clock your ram to do so (untill there is a bios fix for the overvolting of the ram)

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4/ 5

Pros: Chock full of feature goodness. It even comes with a serial port, for the two guys out there that refuse to give up their serial mice or external modems.

Cons: Was hard to get front panel audio functioning, which is apparently a big issue with a lot of people with this board, according to the eVGA forums. A couple of minor annoyances.

Other Thoughts: I'm satisfied. Might buy another of these for my wife, who recently decided she likes games.

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