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I am getting a new motherboard. I my goal is at least to get to 500Mhz FSB. However I have also recently set the goal to go SLI. I know that the P5B will easily clock to 500Mhz FSB... But what about the 680i? I am looking at the EVGA 680i vs the P5B Deluxe. The ASUS 680i options are way to expensive.
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You know me, even if SLI was such a requirement for gaming, I'd still highly recommend the P5B Deluxe but being that you want to squeeze out as much as possible out of a C2D, why not wait for THE COMMANDO P965, that should be fun.
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You know me, even if SLI was such a requirement for gaming, I'd still highly recommend the P5B Deluxe but being that you want to squeeze out as much as possible out of a C2D, why not wait for THE COMMANDO P965, that should be fun.
I'm not that dumb! No way I will fork out a extra $150 for a re-branded P5B!

I just got my 8800GTS and they seem to have so much potential in SLI. The ECGA 680i will do 500Mhz FSB unmodded right?
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I'm not that dumb! No way I will fork out a extra $150 for a re-branded P5B!

I just got my 8800GTS and they seem to have so much potential in SLI. The ECGA 680i will do 500Mhz FSB unmodded right?
But it could also kill your ram.
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But it could also kill your ram.
I think they fixed that with a BIOS update. Along with the SATA corruption issue.
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I'm not that dumb! No way I will fork out a extra $150 for a re-branded P5B!

I just got my 8800GTS and they seem to have so much potential in SLI. The ECGA 680i will do 500Mhz FSB unmodded right?
ecga ive never heard of this brand...jk

yeah it will
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Well, Mikey is selling a ASUS P5W64 WS Professional for a decent price. You can look into that.

They are capable of around a 470 FSB.
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Paul, never ever get the Evga 680i. Unless you got a bunch of cash laying around so that you could order new set of ram every now and then
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Is that 470 primable? (honest question) I'm really getting a lot of question marks in my head when I hear all these 'max FSB' numbers. Are these max primable FSBes or are they max bootable/superpi?
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Is that 470 primable? (honest question) I'm really getting a lot of question marks in my head when I hear all these 'max FSB' numbers. Are these max primable FSBes or are they max bootable/superpi?
not primeable, only 430-450
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