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680i do not overclock as well as the P5B motherboard, plus some of them kill stuff and are not stable. Going for the 680i will not exactly future proof your computer, choosing the P5B will be fine if you are not upgrading for a while.

Regarding the case I would definately go for the nzxt leka! It is a brilliant case, I love it lol.
    
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im not entirely sure yet, this is only an idea beforte i talk it over with the parents but im thinking:


cpu: e6600
mobo: abit 680i
HDD's: 2 seagate.10
RAM: 2gb dominator
GPU: xfx 8800gtx
PSU: 750w silverstone
DVD: lite-on 16x
SOUND: x-fi of some sort

all housed inside either a lian-li, a gigabyte aurora, a nzxt lexa or a thermal take mozart tx, which would you pick

any drastic improvements you can think of are appreciated

no not abit, i had 2 abit boards in the last 5 months, they stable boards at stock,quality capacitors.. but:

-bad abit bios support and never updated webpages ( ie, drivers etc)

go with evga or asus, evga is great at warranty


for dominators get http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...-123-CS&tool=3 , i did review it on there, make it is propely fixed on memory

as for case, lian li means quality, http://www.lian-li.com/Product/Chass...1000plus_2.htm

the mobo and psu/hdd are separated and is great for cable management


as for sound, x-fi gamer it sounds like crazy if you have 7.1 speakers..
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at the moment im tryin to find the cheapest combo of places to buy from

but i dont want to have to upgrade for a while and im still working out where to get parts for, so in your opinion is 680i a no go area

any reasons why not to get 680i and not just because "they dont perform well" i need reasons
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...splay.php?f=59


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The evga 680i board can kill ram though, in this case the P5B will be the best choice.

Read some reviews on the NZXT Leka. I challenge you to find a bad review
    
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im not too bothered about overclocking for the moment as i need to fully read up on it first, anything is better than my current rig
    
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The evga 680i board can kill ram though, in this case the P5B will be the best choice.

Read some reviews on the NZXT Leka. I challenge you to find a bad review
well, pb5.. lets jump the horse and get him the 600fsb board? , but he will need 600fsb?

http://www.tekheads.co.uk/s/product?product=606748


will he realy need an monster in the house ? when an overrall 680i is faster clock/clock that the 965p and with tons of new things to play with (like a dedicated sli chipset)
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I would not get that motherboard btw, as I stated 680i boards arn't that good yet and I would go for the P5B deluxe if I were you.
Since when, what do you mean by they aren't that good yet? All major 680i issues have no been taken care of, the main two being the SATA issue, and the Sound Issue. With the most recent bios (P23) the 680i is a very high and stable overclocking board for the enthusiast that is looking for SLI. I say this from personal experience. I dont think you will be disappointed with the 680i at all, just flash the bios first thing when you get it and you will be good to go.

PS: My ram is alive and kicking...
post #38 of 77
Have they been taken care of? I am sorry, I must have fallen behind in the devolpment of the bios's lol. I appologize and take back my motherboard related posts. I still believe the P5B would suit you fine however.
    
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Have they been taken care of? I am sorry, I must have fallen behind in the devolpment of the bios's lol. I appologize and take back my motherboard related posts. I still believe the P5B would suit you fine however.
Yes, they have all been taken care of now. The only "issue" that has not been taken care of was the ram death issue, and it seems to most that that was not a bios issue, but a manufacturing issue. I have yet to hear of any new reports of the 680i killing ram.

Either way, the P5B will suit anyone fine, it is also a great board! That being said, since he is thinking of going SLI i think the 680i will be the better choice. For the enthusiast that couldnt care less about SLI, P5B Deluxe is still the way to go.
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Yes, they have all been taken care of now. The only "issue" that has not been taken care of was the ram death issue, and it seems to most that that was not a bios issue, but a manufacturing issue. I have yet to hear of any new reports of the 680i killing ram.

Either way, the P5B will suit anyone fine, it is also a great board! That being said, since he is thinking of going SLI i think the 680i will be the better choice. For the enthusiast that couldnt care less about SLI, P5B Deluxe is still the way to go.
I also must have completely missed the SLI post. lol.
    
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