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Location: Tallahassee, FL
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Good luck with it! I went the BFG 680i route because I needed a board ASAP and there was one on the shelf at a local store.
My first one was DOA.. the second works, but DIMM slot 0 is dead..
My understanding is there is very little difference between all of the 680i boards, being fairly well clones of the Nvidia Reference boards. So the difference between a Evga and a BFG are minimal at the most, While the ASUS stuff takes the Nvidia chipset and puts it into their own design, making the Asus stuff the farthest from the reference design. Time will tell if thats better or worse.
After initial boot (It hated my ram), I flashed the bios to the newest.. and havent had significant difficulties, havent tried OC yet, still trying to make sure I am stable.
Good Luck, these seems like capable performers.. but I think the jury is still out after the near disasterous start.. with the SATA data curruption probelms and problems with lots of Memory. But the Bios seems to have corrected it.. I am still in wait and see mode myself.