The evga 650i Ultra 775 A1: Another new Nvidia chipset

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The evga 650i Ultra 775 A1: Another new Nvidia chipset

Post by Apoptosis » Thu May 03, 2007 7:32 am

NVIDIA has recently released a new chipset based on their 600-series for the Intel platform. The new 650i Ultra chipset lacks SLI support SLI, but offers strong features and performance for a ~$100 motherboard. The NVIDIA 650i Ultra chipset supports 1333MHz FSB processors and we were able to take it to 1950MHz with ease. Read on to see how this ~$100 motherboard does compared to several other chipsets as we run it through the standard benchmarking and overclocking tests.

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Article Title: The evga 650i Ultra 775 A1 Review
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Post by stopthekilling77 » Thu May 03, 2007 7:57 am

Awesome review! I've got some friends who aren't made of money and I'll definitely be telling them about this mobo for the PCs they'd like to build!
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someday I will get a real GPU and some SSD's... :goodman:

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Post by Apoptosis » Thu May 03, 2007 8:02 am

I'm going over to a friends parents house tonight as they want a new PC and this board is also tops on my suggestion list for them. E6600 and this board is what I'm thinking paired with a decent PSU and value memory for them.

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Post by Bio-Hazard » Thu May 03, 2007 8:25 am

I've got a friend that's interested in this chipset and has only been waiting for a few reviews to come out to see just how well it stands up to the other chipsets, I'll be linking him to this review later today........... 8)

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Post by liqnit » Thu May 03, 2007 8:30 am

Thanks for a very deep and interesting review , it sure looks like a clear winner.
I think this board with E6320 or even the E4300 could make a very cheap and very OC rig.

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Post by pastorjay » Thu May 03, 2007 8:30 am

I've got a friend that....

Wait, no, I don't have any friends, but this is a great board!

hehe! :lol:

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Post by stopthekilling77 » Thu May 03, 2007 8:33 am

As you can see, this thing is bare... no heatsink at all, and this baby gets HOT!!! If you get this board and plan to overclock, you will certainly want to check into some type of after market cooler. If you notice, the holes are already there, so adding a cooler will not be a problem.
okay i'm curious as to what southbridge heatsink in particular anyone would recommend pairing with this budget board?
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MSI 970A-G43
AMD Phenom II X4 965BE @ 3.5 GHz
10 GB DDR3 1333 CAS-7
GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC 2GB
2TB Seagate HDD, 1TB WD HDD for backups,
Antec P-180B, Antec 450W PSU
ASUS 27" LED LCD Monitor
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Post by Bio-Hazard » Thu May 03, 2007 8:48 am

I haven't a clue anymore, haven't use air CPU cooler in some time now.................. :mrgreen:

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Post by dkarko » Thu May 03, 2007 3:02 pm

stopthekilling77 wrote:
As you can see, this thing is bare... no heatsink at all, and this baby gets HOT!!! If you get this board and plan to overclock, you will certainly want to check into some type of after market cooler. If you notice, the holes are already there, so adding a cooler will not be a problem.
okay i'm curious as to what southbridge heatsink in particular anyone would recommend pairing with this budget board?
Nice review, i was kinda in the dark when it came to nvidia boards! Its way better than i though!

About the southbridge, do you have like an old vga heatsink? I dont think you need anything extreme for a southbridge, as long as the case air circulation is good. Something in specific that will keep it very cool for sure, i guess this one http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprodu ... -ZA&tool=3.
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Post by pastorjay » Thu May 03, 2007 3:07 pm

that heatsink would be fine. I personally like a low RPM fan on it if possible. There are several brands available out there.

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Post by Bio-Hazard » Thu May 03, 2007 3:37 pm

If you want to keep the Evga look and want a low profile solution and don't mind a fan.........get it direct from EVGA.

http://www.evga.com/products/moreinfo.a ... &family=99

Looks like you could run into clearance problems using taller passive solutions with the SB right next to the PCI-e slot. If you look straight back from the PCI-e slot, the video card passes right over the outline of a standard SB heatsink profile. So a lowprofile cooler is going to be required if you have any sort of video card that is long enough to reach the SB.............. :shock:

Also depending on the hole spacing, this one might be a good option for a passive option.............;)

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Post by AntiV6 » Thu May 03, 2007 7:50 pm

That is a nice motherboard, that would be a great alternative to the 965.

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