MSI 680i Intel Socket 775 SLI Motherboard - Same a EVGA but bargain !STOCK AVAILABLE!  £162.79 Colle

MSI 680i Intel Socket 775 SLI Motherboard - Same a EVGA but bargain !STOCK AVAILABLE! £162.79 Colle

Found 17th Jan 2007
Really hard to find a 680i board at the moment. MSI's first board is identical to the EVGA (nVidia ref' design) but seems to be cheaper for a better brand. Aria is the cheapest I have found it and they have stock!!!

Manufacturer MSI
Audio Chip integrated by Realtek ALC885, Flexible 8-channel audio, Supports S/PDIF output
Chipset North Bridge: Nvidia Nforce 680i SLI MCP
Dimensions 30.4cm X 24.5cm
Form factor ATX
Ide 1 IDE controller on the NVIDIA chipset provides IDE HDD/CD-ROM with PIO, Bus Master and Ultra DMA133/100/66 operation modes, Supports up to 2 IDE devices
Ieee1394 Chip integrated by TI TSB43AB22A, Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps, Supports up to 2 ports
Lan Supports Dual 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Marvell 88E1116
Memory DDRII 533/667/800 SDRAM and up to 1200 MHz SLI ready memory, 4 DDRII DIMMs (240pin / 1.8V), Supports up to 8Gb
Mounting 9 mounting holes
On-board i/o 2 USB 2.0 pinheaders (4 ports), 1 1394 pinheader, 6 SATAII connectors, 1 SPDIF pinheader, 1 serial port
Processor Core 2 Extreme (dual and quad core), Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium 4, Pentium D 9XX,Pentium D 8XX, Celeron D,Pentium EE
Rear i/o ports 1 PS/2 mouse port, 1 PS/2 keyboard port, 6 USB 2.0 Ports, 2 LAN jacks (10/100/1000), 6 flexible audio jacks, 1 Optical SPDIF jack, 1 1394 port
Sata Supports 6 SATA ports with up to 3Gb/s transfer rate, RAID 0 or 1, 0+1, 5 is supported
Slots 3 PCI Express x16 slots(Two are electrical x16 for true daul-graphic SLI configuration and one is electrical x8 for GPU expansion), 2 PCI Express x1 slots, 2 PCI slots
Warranty 1yr RTB

Update: Just found it £10 cheaper on Yoyotech whome are based in T.C Road. You can collect from store or get delivered. This is the cheapest 680i I have seen! If you find one cheaper let me know!!
- coalfield
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Erm. How is this a bargain? It's very expensive for a motherboard given that motherboards generally only contribute a maximum of 3% or so extra performance if all other components are identical.

That's a lot of cash for not much improvement. Or am I missing something here?
I don't know if it's a good price or not - I suspect prices will fall quite quickly. However, it is the first full speed SLI solution for socket 775 CPU's. Given that the socket 775's are the fastest CPU's around at the moment, it has always been a bit limiting that you couldn't fully utilise SLI to go along with the extra processor speed. Consequently, if you are building a high end rig - this board or an equivalent will be the board to go for.
Not going to appeal to many people but a good deal nonetheless. no point voting cold without considering spec against other mobos.
Thanks to OP.
A cheaper alternative using the same chipset would be this Asus:


Just under £150 + delivery
LowestOnWeb (Evesham) has the EVGA 680i board:…2E8 22 in stock at time of posting, £182.88 inc. VAT inc. Del.

A cheaper alternative using the same chipset would be this … A cheaper alternative using the same chipset would be this Asus:] under £150 + delivery

Nice deal on the Asus. I think this is the same board.

Mr. Velvet - May people are after the EVGA one at the moment. The MSI board is identical but cheaper... hence the post!
The ASUS looks like a good deal, but i've seen news on a new Foxconn 680i non reference design which may rival the current 680i boards on offer. It looks sweet!
This is one very nice Mobo and at a very good price at the moment...

Good find coalfield...Voted Hot..:thumbsup:
Wait for the 650i motherboards ;-).
I have updated with a new price found on Yoyotech, although I cant change the store being aria sorry :oops:
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