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okay so my grandma is buying me my 2 8800gtx's so ill have a crapload of money that i was going to use to buy those left, so i was thinking about getting the qx6700 quad core, but i dont want to leave out the possibility of getting a x6800 so any suggestions on which i should get and if you have any info on the evga board for 680i id apreciate it
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Is your grandma a MILLIONNAIRE?!!?

I'd get a quad-core, for the bragging rights.
    
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get either one, but for gaming the X6800 is better. and get the Asus 680sli.

and is your grandma a freaking millionaire? she buys you TWO $650 cards for christmas? Mine gives me 20 maybe 50 bucks.
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I'd ditch one 8800gtx and get a better cpu cooler.

Ever think about a custom phase unit?
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get either one, but for gaming the X6800 is better. and get the Evga 680sli.

and is your grandma a freaking millionaire? she buys you TWO $650 cards for christmas?
That Evga board kills ram.
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That Evga board kills ram.
meant the Asus board.
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how big is your monitor?
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post #8 of 15
I don't know about the results after overclocking, but at default speeds the QX6700 is obviously better, so I would get that, especially since you will want a processor that will cause the least bottleneck with the 2-8800GTXs. As far as the motherboard goes, obviously getting one with the nForce 680i is your best bet for running SLI, especially with 2-8800GTXs. Reviews have stated, though, that it doesn't overclock as well and has fewer options than the 975x northbridge from intel, not that you will need to overclock the quad core anyway... Obviously make sure you have a VERY good PSU for this stuff.
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post #9 of 15
may as well get the qx6700 since eventually games should take advantage of it, allthough if you had the money get a 6700 and custome phase
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post #10 of 15
I'd go with a quad-core and try to get uber-cooling. They should both have the capability to go to the same speed because, if I'm not mistaken, the QX6700 is just two E6700's on one die.
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