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post #1 of 8
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What is the one to get?
All the revisions confuse me.
Assume I want a 680i from eVGA that can support quad core (1333FSB) so in the future I can upgrade if need be.

What revision would I need? Or, can someone explain to me what the revisions all mean? (TR, etc etc)

I'm pretty sure the TR is the one that does 1333FSB and Quad Core, but I still don't know what the other revisions mean.
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NF68-A1 is the top of the line board. All the extra cables and the chipset cooler.

NF68-T1 is the same board with less of the extras.

NF67-A1 is a chopped up 680i chipset that I haven't heard great things about personally.

NF67-T1 same board less extras.

NF63-TR is the new 680i SE (Special Edition) that is "Intel Overclocking Optimized) they were recently giving these away and are supposed to be great for intel overclocking at a budget price.

Any of the NF68-67 with AR or TR are old revision of those boards that had "Issues". I owned a NF68-AR and it was excellent 480MHz FSB all day on auto voltages except CPU and Memory.

Hope this helps
post #3 of 8
Thinking about jumping 680i...TLD's selling his P5B dlx uber cheap soon, keep an eye on that.

What are you looking to do on that board? Get your 3.6? You dont want to put the money into cooling to get you there...so what will a new board get you?
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i would go for the t1, no real need for the extra cables and such really
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post #5 of 8
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Cool deal guys. Thanks.

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Thinking about jumping 680i...TLD's selling his P5B dlx uber cheap soon, keep an eye on that.

What are you looking to do on that board? Get your 3.6? You dont want to put the money into cooling to get you there...so what will a new board get you?
I'm going water cooling sometime next year...and temps are only horrible 3-4 months out of the year, other than that, they're great.

Plus I might be going water cooling for Christmas instead of waiting a full year or so.
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post #6 of 8
A1 has LIFETIME warrenty
T1 does not.

Get the NF68-A1. I did and I am EXTREMELY happy indeed.
post #7 of 8
Don't get 680i, just go for a P5B-DLX if you want a high FSB.

My Evga board won't POST after about 450-480fsb.
post #8 of 8
Pook, the Asus P5N32-E is a better FSB overclocker than the EVGA. If you are going to run an E6300 with a 7x multi, you will need the highest fsb possible. I've had both the EVGA and the Asus (currently). You will be able to break 500 FSB with the Asus whereas the EVGA tops out at around 470 (Depends on your cpu stepping as well). Both boards are similar for quad overclocks.
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