eVGA nForce 780i SLI Desktop Motherboard - NVIDIA Chipset - Socket T LGA-775

ATX - 1 x Processor Support - 8 GB DDR2 SDRAM Maximum RAM - SLI Support - Floppy Controller, Serial ATA/300, Ultra ATA/133 ATA-7 RAID Supported Controller - 3 x PCIe x16 Slot - MPN: 132CKNF78A1
Product Details
Summary
Product Title eVGA nForce 780i SLI Desktop Motherboard - NVIDIA Chipset - Socket T LGA-775
Manufacturer eVGA
Power Score 4.5 | 9 Reviews
Expert Reviews
EVGA nForce 780i SLI 132-CK-NF78-A1
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 30, 2008

TestSeek.com has collected 4 expert reviews for EVGA nForce 780i SLI 132-CK-NF78-A1 and the average expert rating is 89 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use TestSeek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
evga
5 Star Review     

Strengths: all good,easy to setup.works awesum.

this board kicks a$$.have the quadcore xtreme 9650.2 0ne gig videocards in sli.8gigs of gskill ram.two 500gig harddrives 16 meg cash running in raid.nothing this does,n play.was cranking out crysis when everyone said it could,n b done.this board impressed me alot.best of all which nobody here mentioned!!!lietime warenty,and evga has awesum customer service.all this is hard to find.priced right.don,t hessitate.

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Good product overall, some issues
3 Star Review   By member Techiec - Sep 28, 2008   

Strengths: eVGA Support, boatload of features, x16 SLi Support, Supports New 45nm Core 2's, Dual Gigabit Ethernet

Weakness: Price, Unstable, 2 PCI Slots that are blocked in SLi configs, inadequate cooling on northbridge

Much better product than 680i (Nvidia seems to have ironed out some bugs from the 680i), but still unstable. SLi is nice to have, but the only thing better than the 680i is the 45nm Quad support. PCIe 2.0 is a nonissue since most cards don't use all of 1.0's bandwidth. All in all, a decent product, would be wonderful if it worked as advertised all the time!

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Great Board
5 Star Review   By member rackne - Jun 13, 2008   

Strengths: Overclocking and tweaking is great on this board.

Weakness: None so far

This board is great. It was my first build from scratch and I had no problems with the board assembly or boot. I like that the board is DDR2 which gives much better price to performance right now. I also choose this board for the wide varaity of options available for overclocking and tweeking the settings for the components.

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EVGA 780i SLI Intel Board - GREAT
5 Star Review   By member mark1124kjv - Jun 3, 2008   

Strengths: The board comes with so many options I cannot fill all the connectors. The board fired up with no hesitation and has performed flawlessly since my initial build. Does it all!

Weakness: None.

This is as upgrade machine and has worked perfectly. I want to recommend this board to anyone who has high standards and does not require the latest / greatest (DDR3). I have purchased my second EVGA 780i board to replace a system that recently died. It will be nice to have two machines on par for test work and then one for production applications. Great board.

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Nice board paired with Q6600
5 Star Review   By member Bellevue_Escapee - May 22, 2008   

Strengths: Triple SLI, Plenty of Intel CPU support, supports ddr1200

Weakness: None so far.

Board booted right up and made sure I had the latest bios. Plenty of SATA connectors. Supports DDR1200. No over clocking but runs smoothly as a standard use non gaming machine at this point. 1st EVGA Motherboard owned and like it overall so far.

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Excellent Board for anyone building a PC
5 Star Review   By member cnvrtble98 - Mar 8, 2008   

Strengths: Comes with everything you could possibly need, overclocks easily, easy to install and set up, PCI Express 2.0...too many others to list

Weakness: No eSata, not DDR3 (but who cares right now), no WiFi

This was my first ever PC build and this board made it easy! User's Manual explained many things and helped identify what to plug into where. I used this board with an Antec P182 case, a Q6600 CPU, a Coolermaster Real Pro Power 750w PSU, G. Skill pc8000 Ram 4gb (2x2gb)and an EVGA 8800GTS (g92) with Vista Ultimate 64-Bit. Everything went perfectly! Not a single problem installing and setting BIOS it even recognized my SATA DVD drive. EVGA has great support and there is a tutorial floating around the forums that explains how to overclock your system. I love this board and my new system and wouldn't hesitate purchasing any of their products.

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Herald to the FTW
4 Star Review   By member neal046 - Feb 19, 2008   

Strengths: good looks, nice packaging, available updates, good suport forum, ddr2, Firewire 400, SLI, RAID, rounded ATA cable, optional extra rear USB ports

Weakness: no rear eSATA, no Firewire 800, no solid state resistors, only six internal SATA, only two internal usb headers, dramatic vdroop, limited original owner 30-day registration for lifetime warranty

Even with the specifications for the EVGA 780i FTW out, I couldn't wait for it to be released as I needed a board for my new build. The 780i board works great normally; but the vdroop is dramatic and generates much less voltage than you specify in the bios, and I haven't had enough time to play with the settings to run a stable overclock. The amount of support for this product, as well as any EVGA product, is immense, and I am sure someone will be able to recommend proper settings. There is also a vdroop mod (pencil mod) that can be done to stabilize the voltage, but I don't think I'll be doing it to my own board, as I'm not looking for extreme overclocking. That being said, the bios is relatively user friendly and can accommodate most individuals' needs when working with raid and enhanced performance. In summary, the EVGA 780i is a board with many features and ports; but as with any computer part, decide what features you require and then choose a component that suites your needs. When the FTW is released, I'll just have to reevaluate whether it's really necessary for the extra SATA ports, or whether I can wait for yet another newer release. For now I think that this board serves its purposes quite well.

67% of readers found this review helpful.

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eVGA 780i Motherboard
4 Star Review   By member dominator_1084851859 - Feb 6, 2008   

Strengths: Lots of I/O ports (6 USB, 2 UTP, 1394, SPDIF), 3 PCI Express

Weakness: Lack eSATA and SPDIF input for Home Theather PC setup.

The board is very easy to setup. Although it has 6 SATA connections but there is none for back panel connection. You have to use one of the SATA connection and run it to the front or the back of your case. I am planning on using this for my home theather PC but I found it is lack of optical SPDIF input. Other than that, it is a great motherboard.

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Product Details
Summary
Product Title eVGA nForce 780i SLI Desktop Motherboard - NVIDIA Chipset - Socket T LGA-775
Manufacturer eVGA
Power Score 4.5 | 9 Reviews
Expert Reviews
EVGA nForce 780i SLI 132-CK-NF78-A1
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 30, 2008

TestSeek.com has collected 4 expert reviews for EVGA nForce 780i SLI 132-CK-NF78-A1 and the average expert rating is 89 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use TestSeek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
evga
5 Star Review     

Strengths: all good,easy to setup.works awesum.

this board kicks a$$.have the quadcore xtreme 9650.2 0ne gig videocards in sli.8gigs of gskill ram.two 500gig harddrives 16 meg cash running in raid.nothing this does,n play.was cranking out crysis when everyone said it could,n b done.this board impressed me alot.best of all which nobody here mentioned!!!lietime warenty,and evga has awesum customer service.all this is hard to find.priced right.don,t hessitate.

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Good product overall, some issues
3 Star Review   By member Techiec - Sep 28, 2008   

Strengths: eVGA Support, boatload of features, x16 SLi Support, Supports New 45nm Core 2's, Dual Gigabit Ethernet

Weakness: Price, Unstable, 2 PCI Slots that are blocked in SLi configs, inadequate cooling on northbridge

Much better product than 680i (Nvidia seems to have ironed out some bugs from the 680i), but still unstable. SLi is nice to have, but the only thing better than the 680i is the 45nm Quad support. PCIe 2.0 is a nonissue since most cards don't use all of 1.0's bandwidth. All in all, a decent product, would be wonderful if it worked as advertised all the time!

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Great Board
5 Star Review   By member rackne - Jun 13, 2008   

Strengths: Overclocking and tweaking is great on this board.

Weakness: None so far

This board is great. It was my first build from scratch and I had no problems with the board assembly or boot. I like that the board is DDR2 which gives much better price to performance right now. I also choose this board for the wide varaity of options available for overclocking and tweeking the settings for the components.

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EVGA 780i SLI Intel Board - GREAT
5 Star Review   By member mark1124kjv - Jun 3, 2008   

Strengths: The board comes with so many options I cannot fill all the connectors. The board fired up with no hesitation and has performed flawlessly since my initial build. Does it all!

Weakness: None.

This is as upgrade machine and has worked perfectly. I want to recommend this board to anyone who has high standards and does not require the latest / greatest (DDR3). I have purchased my second EVGA 780i board to replace a system that recently died. It will be nice to have two machines on par for test work and then one for production applications. Great board.

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Nice board paired with Q6600
5 Star Review   By member Bellevue_Escapee - May 22, 2008   

Strengths: Triple SLI, Plenty of Intel CPU support, supports ddr1200

Weakness: None so far.

Board booted right up and made sure I had the latest bios. Plenty of SATA connectors. Supports DDR1200. No over clocking but runs smoothly as a standard use non gaming machine at this point. 1st EVGA Motherboard owned and like it overall so far.

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Excellent Board for anyone building a PC
5 Star Review   By member cnvrtble98 - Mar 8, 2008   

Strengths: Comes with everything you could possibly need, overclocks easily, easy to install and set up, PCI Express 2.0...too many others to list

Weakness: No eSata, not DDR3 (but who cares right now), no WiFi

This was my first ever PC build and this board made it easy! User's Manual explained many things and helped identify what to plug into where. I used this board with an Antec P182 case, a Q6600 CPU, a Coolermaster Real Pro Power 750w PSU, G. Skill pc8000 Ram 4gb (2x2gb)and an EVGA 8800GTS (g92) with Vista Ultimate 64-Bit. Everything went perfectly! Not a single problem installing and setting BIOS it even recognized my SATA DVD drive. EVGA has great support and there is a tutorial floating around the forums that explains how to overclock your system. I love this board and my new system and wouldn't hesitate purchasing any of their products.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Herald to the FTW
4 Star Review   By member neal046 - Feb 19, 2008   

Strengths: good looks, nice packaging, available updates, good suport forum, ddr2, Firewire 400, SLI, RAID, rounded ATA cable, optional extra rear USB ports

Weakness: no rear eSATA, no Firewire 800, no solid state resistors, only six internal SATA, only two internal usb headers, dramatic vdroop, limited original owner 30-day registration for lifetime warranty

Even with the specifications for the EVGA 780i FTW out, I couldn't wait for it to be released as I needed a board for my new build. The 780i board works great normally; but the vdroop is dramatic and generates much less voltage than you specify in the bios, and I haven't had enough time to play with the settings to run a stable overclock. The amount of support for this product, as well as any EVGA product, is immense, and I am sure someone will be able to recommend proper settings. There is also a vdroop mod (pencil mod) that can be done to stabilize the voltage, but I don't think I'll be doing it to my own board, as I'm not looking for extreme overclocking. That being said, the bios is relatively user friendly and can accommodate most individuals' needs when working with raid and enhanced performance. In summary, the EVGA 780i is a board with many features and ports; but as with any computer part, decide what features you require and then choose a component that suites your needs. When the FTW is released, I'll just have to reevaluate whether it's really necessary for the extra SATA ports, or whether I can wait for yet another newer release. For now I think that this board serves its purposes quite well.

67% of readers found this review helpful.

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eVGA 780i Motherboard
4 Star Review   By member dominator_1084851859 - Feb 6, 2008   

Strengths: Lots of I/O ports (6 USB, 2 UTP, 1394, SPDIF), 3 PCI Express

Weakness: Lack eSATA and SPDIF input for Home Theather PC setup.

The board is very easy to setup. Although it has 6 SATA connections but there is none for back panel connection. You have to use one of the SATA connection and run it to the front or the back of your case. I am planning on using this for my home theather PC but I found it is lack of optical SPDIF input. Other than that, it is a great motherboard.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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