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Make no mistake, from any angle you look at it, the EVGA NForce 680i SLi Motherboard is here to steal the enthusiasts' market. From stellar performance compared to the leading motherboards in the market, to the features- 3 PCI-E slot configuration, simultaneously supporting 2 x16 slots and 1 x8 slot, offical 1333FSB support (First in the market) to last the future upgrades, to superb overclocking support and capability. When I talk about support, I mean look at the voltages offered, the tweakability, and controls (especially nTune) from windows, the controls over finding your best asynchronous FSB and Memory speed configuration so you can maximize performance, this board lives up to the Hype and more. Capability-wise, I'm talking about actually getting there, and not just hanging the carrot in front of you, offering selections you never get to hit. Just offer even higher Memory voltages and I don't see why anyone would choose another board over this one, for the USD$299 Retail Price this will be going for. Whether gamer, overclocker, or anyone who's in it for the performance.


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It's so beautiful I want to cry...and it's coming FedEx tomorrow....OHHHH the glorious weekend I have planned.

Am I a freaking nerd or what?
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Wow! i think im gonna go EVGA since it's the cheapest board and overclocks well
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ONLY thing I don't like...is the placement of the SLI slots. This is a pain in the ass for me with water blocks. I'm going to have to re-hose those monsters.
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This board is Pr0n-Fu. Damn!
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post #7 of 28
Can't wait for mine to arrive either, I hope it shows up tomorrow.
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post #8 of 28
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Originally Posted by FrankenPC View Post
It's so beautiful I want to cry...and it's coming FedEx tomorrow....OHHHH the glorious weekend I have planned.

Am I a freaking nerd or what?
Not really, unless I am too LOL


I might be geting this instead of that Asus Striker

Only problem that I can think of with this motherboard is the location of the socket, a big too high up. Wonder how a cooler like the TTBT or Zalman9700 is going to fit in that..
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I was gonna get the striker but the way this thing is oc'ing..Im just gonna get this plus,dont want to spend $400+ on a board
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Originally Posted by sladesurfer View Post
I was gonna get the striker but the way this thing is oc'ing..Im just gonna get this plus,dont want to spend $400+ on a board
I can't believe I was going to get AM2, I should slap myself for that.
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