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No! I've owned both (got the EVGA in November and the Asus in December).

The asus will hit higher FSB (EVGA tops out at about 470 and the Asus, I've had as high as 524 with 3 different chips).

Also, the EVGA is only 6 phase power capacitors and the asus is a full 8 phase.

Also, the evga has some obstructions off the back around the cpu area (they are capacitor terminators that cannot be damaged) that can prevent some backplates for aftermarket cooling to be blocked.

The EVGA is a decent board but the Asus beats it in all categories. As the same price its a pretty easy decision.

Oh, and before some genius pipes in the the "EVGA lifetime warranty" point, consider that the asus board has a 3 year warranty. Do you really think you will have the board for 3 years?
Thanks for clearing that out, because I was eyeing the board for a while, I already called infonec and reserved the Asus board anyway so I'm set
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What cpu are you going to run on it?
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I think I may have fried either my OCZ PC2-8500....the board or maybe the cpu?

I had a few random shutdowns just today where it would just tun off randomly.

Later on windows explorer crashed so I rebooted and now i just get half a bios screen where it gets down to listing the cpu etc and then it just sits there.
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You've been torturing your technology again haven't you!

I assume you cleared the cmos and attempted to go in and reset the bios to defaults?
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What cpu are you going to run on it?
I'm not sure yet, I'm waiting for the new line to get in stuck in a couple of weeks and see how much are they going to be and then decide. Which one do you think would be better?
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Not yet I got caught up reading one of my celebrity gossip sites


Well the cpu has been reasonably strained I guess the board can hack it though.
My way of telling if the cpu is too hot is the smell test.
With decent voltage you can make these things idle at 49c...lol
I had the ram running at 2.25v I think and 4-4-4-8 1T.
I have some other RAM somewhere I can try in the morning.
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i have my cpu dual core e 6600 2.4 at 3.2 and my ram at 900mhz cpuz says in 4:7 should i be 1:1 if so how do i get there i cant seem to push the fsb or the mem any more

my mem timings are 4-4-4-12 2t vol 2.2 crusial balistix 6400 800mhz 2x1gig as per crucials site but any sugestions welcome

voltages are

cpu 1.38
mem 2.2
ht1.25
nb 1.5
sb1.5
cpu vtt 1.55

i was hoping to get up to 3.4 and get my ram to 1000mhz

thanx for the help
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You will actually find that the ram runs faster at 800 mhz with 1T (most important) with tight timings. See if you can get the ram to 4-4-4-8 with 1T @ 800 Mhz. you will need to set the ram to unlinked to do so though.

To hit 3.4 you will need more vcore (maybe as much as 1.45) which may overwhelm your cpu cooler.
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I'm not sure yet, I'm waiting for the new line to get in stuck in a couple of weeks and see how much are they going to be and then decide. Which one do you think would be better?
I'm also waiting to see what the actual price drops look like. Once we see, I can make a recomendation based on your budget. Waiting on the cpu right now is the right thing though
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Robliar: Do you think I should find a second 7900GTX for SLi and pick up an Asus P5N32-E nForce 680i Motherboard? I will not be overclocking, I am just looking for a very stable and very feature-packed motherboard from a high-quality company.

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