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Well, when i do my core 2 duo build next year i'll be buying a 680i mobo. Hopefully the prices will be a little lower then too!

One thing to consider is that 650i boards will be coming along soon as the more affordable version.... however a major flaw with these will be that the PCI-e slots are only 8x when running sli. The new 8 series cards can only run in 16x slots, rendering the 650i boards useless for 8 series SLi !
    
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Originally Posted by Bisley_Bob View Post
Well, when i do my core 2 duo build next year i'll be buying a 680i mobo. Hopefully the prices will be a little lower then too!

One thing to consider is that 650i boards will be coming along soon as the more affordable version.... however a major flaw with these will be that the PCI-e slots are only 8x when running sli. The new 8 series cards can only run in 16x slots, rendering the 650i boards useless for 8 series SLi !

The 5 Series boards support full 16X in SLI

Why would the 6 Series not?

My 680i shows both lanes at 16X in SLI..
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sorry, you said 650i.. I posted before I saw that, I have the 680i.. doh! just bonk me on the head for not reading first
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