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well i cant find any where with asus boards in stock, so i was wondering if the evga board is any good, ive heard that it kills ram, aswell as a few other horror stories, but i see some of the same problems with the asus boards, so does anyone really know if its a worthwhile alternative to the non striker asus board?
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I think the eVGA and the asus are the exact same board with different stickers.

They probably all have the same problems, and its common with new hardware. Ill be hooking mine up on tuesday with the rig in my Sig. So I hope it goes well.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131045

This for a new rig? Or an upgrade? Or do you specifically want the nforce 6 chipset?

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im doing a new build, im trying to get a quad core and i like the price point on the evga, and i need the nforce chipset because my 2 8800gtx's are already on the way hope this helps
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I having a few issues with the Evga board right now and in its current state I cannot recommend it. The asus board and the Evga are not the same. The Evga is basically an Nvidia reference design manufactured by foxconn, while the Asus model is one they've designed themselves around the 680i chipset. The Asus one has problems too, but it seems to have less problems than the Evga model. The ram issue however I think is bogus, its more likely these people had faulty sticks or they just didn't know what they were doing.
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post #8 of 14
I have had my eVGA board for about a week now and have had absolutely NO ISSUES. It seems to have good overclocking ability but I have not yet had the time to explore this. I am currently running my E6700 at 3000MHz without any issues.

Here is a summary of the build:

Motherboard: eVGA 680i
CPU: E6700
CPU Cooler: Zalman AM2 w/ LGA775 bracket
RAM: 2GB Corsair DDR2800 C4 Dominators
Video: eVGA 7900GTO (x2)
Audio: X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
Hard Drive: 320GB Seagate Perpendicular
Optical: Samsung 18X DVD-RW
Card Reader: Linkskey 52 in 1
Case: Gigabyte Poseidon
Power Supply: Silverstone 600W
Misc: I-Star HDD Brackets w/ 80mm Fan (x2)

And here are some pictures:


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post #9 of 14
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k so i found a place that has bfg 680i boards in stock and was wondering if that one is any good, as the striker is a bit out of my price range and i know bfg makes quality stuff, i think i might take that up on the deal as it has the bfg unlimited warrenty and seems like a decent enough deal anyone have any opinions
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post #10 of 14
BFG/eVGA, they are both selling boards that are nothing more than re-badged reference boards. So either way you go, you will basically be getting the same thing. BFG is a good company, and the board is a nice board, I am really enjoying mine! Anyways, I dont think you will be disappointed should you choose to purchase it!
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