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post #41 of 77
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I also must have completely missed the SLI post. lol.
Lol, no, I dont think you did, I made an assumption based on his most recent interest in motherboards, the Abit 680i. If he is not looking at SLI, then the P5B is the better of the two.
post #42 of 77
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i never said anything about SLI however it is a nice feature for future proofing for quite a while i mean 2 8800gtx's in SLI is just a crazy thought but it could be useful, which 680i board would you suggest then

**EDIT**

CPU Multiplier.

this is where things get very tricky with this board.
it took me a few days to notice this, but the CPU multiplier has a direct effect on the bandwidth of your ram.

in my case, going from 7 x 500, to 6 x 500, loses me about 20% in bandwidth, I've tested this with Crystal CPUID, Sisoft sandra, and Everest Ultimate Edition.
its the same everytime...
the lower your multiplier goes, the less bandwith you get for your ram.
so 1000 mhz on the ram, at 6 x 500, is not the same as 1000 mhz at 7 x 500.

Lowering your multiplier on these boards has a drawback that you might not wanna live with, especially if your overclocking a high multiplier CPU on Air, like a E6700, where you been lowering it on the 965/975 chipsets with no penalty to your speeds in things like Super Pi, but if you lower the Multiplier from its stock default multiplier on the 680i, you will get a slower score then you might be expecting, and it's probably directly related to the bandwidth loss you suffer by lowering your multiplier.

is this true? if yes is it a problem?
    
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I do not think it would be useful tbh. It is only good for the high end cards imo (like...if you buy 2 at once or if you are running crazily high resolutions). Take your mind aback about a year though, we were thinking it would be crazy to run two 6800's in sli but now we do not think that at all.
    
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yeah i guess so, its jus this new rig will be hooked up to my 27" lg HDTV that is wall mounted in my bedroom so i want some nice resolutions

What board should i get, preferably DFI or ASUS, please give more than one example
    
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yeah i guess so, its jus this new rig will be hooked up to my 27" lg HDTV that is wall mounted in my bedroom so i want some nice resolutions

What board should i get, preferably DFI or ASUS, please give more than one example
you heard us: pb5 deluxe wifi (if posible) if you dont go sli and want to save 60£

there are not more examples, pb5 is best, (well asus comando is but not out yet)

if you want nvidia chipset buy the asus xtreme , even tho is overpriced
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Asus P5B deluxe wifi/no wifi or the Gigabyte DS3. The DS3 however is not as good but cheaper.
    
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post #47 of 77
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Niko, how come you arent reccomending tthe MSI 975x, surely its a good board if thats what you have ordered and what do you guys thin, if i put a raptor in there would i notice much difference
    
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post #48 of 77
Dunno if anybody else has recommended this but...
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post #49 of 77
I am not recommending it because they are expencive and out of stock lol. I ordered mine for around £50 less than retail from america, if you can get it for a good deal go for it, but otherwise go for the P5B if that is cheaper.
    
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post #50 of 77
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iim not bothered about price because the setup i have at the moment leaves me around £250 for a motherboard (i was thinking of goin 680i which is why its so much)

also i think im set on the lian li a-10b
    
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