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Hi everyone,

I was wondering if it's worth buying a 680i mobo just for the 1333Mgz fsb support ?

Because next year Intel will introduce new chips that will need a 1333Mgz fsb.

I might settle for a E6300 for now and replace it next year for a bigger chip working on a 1333Mgz fsb.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
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post #2 of 21
Among other reasons (good overclocking, real dual x16 bandwidth SLI), yes, it's a good idea to get this board! (or the RD600 when it comes out later)
    
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Mine just died, but it was good for the 10hrs I had it lol.
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What did you do to it?
    
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Both ethernet ports died on it, pretty sure its just a bum board, when I first posted it at stock I would get a weird coloured bar near the bottom of the screen an inch thick. RMAing it, hopefully the next one will be able to hit 500fsb+.
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post #6 of 21
If you never intend to use dual Nvidia graphics cards, then you can save some bucks and go with a ASUS P5B del. board. The P5B with a C2D is VERY competent.

BUT...if you want SLI and you have the monitor to back it up, the i680 is lookin good.
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post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by isma View Post
Because next year Intel will introduce new chips that will need a 1333Mgz fsb.
I'd say wait till the new chipset from Intel comes out, I hear is going to be one hell of a chipset and not only that, but it will also support DDR3. It's call Bearlake.
post #8 of 21
Agreed that you should wait. Not only for the Bearlake, but also for ATI, and to see how the 680i really stacks up.

There is only one board now, and not from a manufacturer that's particularly famous for it's motherboards....
    
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post #9 of 21
Famous for its AMD based boards, not Intel.
post #10 of 21
And that can change his is their first design for an Intel board... everything prior was a knock off from their AMD stuff.

I know Intel always held the crown, but heck.. we need to be open for new products / vendors... don't want monopolies to be created that way

If I had a pair of 79xx cards instead of my ATI kit, I'd probably given an 680i board a run
    
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