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Should I have purchased an 680i motherboard instead of P5B-Deluxe?

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I've ordered a P5B-Deluxe as an Open Box item from NewEgg and I'm almost positive I made the right decision, but I came across another forum that said if you have an nVidia graphics card that you really should get a 680i motherboard.

Is this true?

I have an nVidia 8800 GTX card.

Did I make the right choice with the P5B-Deluxe?

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by sofakng View Post
I've ordered a P5B-Deluxe as an Open Box item from NewEgg and I'm almost positive I made the right decision, but I came across another forum that said if you have an nVidia graphics card that you really should get a 680i motherboard.

Is this true?

I have an nVidia 8800 GTX card.

Did I make the right choice with the P5B-Deluxe?

Thanks!
The 680i would probably be optimal if you SLI'd your GTXs. But with one you're fine. The P5B is an excellent board.
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You made the right choice, because you aren't running SLI.
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Depends if you want to go SLI or not...
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http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/12/...dia/page2.html
http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/12/...ia/page10.html

there seems to be little difference,
its really are your SLIing or OCing
you CPU like crazy
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Ok, well that makes me feel a little better.

I don't plan on doing any SLI stuff.

Feel free to continue posting that I made the right decision
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post #7 of 14
I didn't outright say it, but yes, you made the right choice since you're not going SLI. Many users here have the P5B deluxe (very similiar to mine) and it's a great board for just general purpose or good overclocking.
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The one thing I like about my 680i board (Aside from sli support and the ability to hit 500+ FSB) is that you can overclock the ram and cpu separately in unlinked mode. Thats something that the 965 and 975 intel chipset boards can't do.

And lets not forget the ability to easily run ram stable at 1T, again something the intel chipset boards can't do.
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post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by Robilar View Post
The one thing I like about my 680i board (Aside from sli support and the ability to hit 500+ FSB) is that you can overclock the ram and cpu separately in unlinked mode. Thats something that the 965 and 975 intel chipset boards can't do.

And lets not forget the ability to easily run ram stable at 1T
Yeah that's a nice feature.
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Originally Posted by Robilar View Post
The one thing I like about my 680i board (Aside from sli support and the ability to hit 500+ FSB) is that you can overclock the ram and cpu separately in unlinked mode. Thats something that the 965 and 975 intel chipset boards can't do.

And lets not forget the ability to easily run ram stable at 1T, again something the intel chipset boards can't do.
Finally Intel chipsets have the option. Tonight I'll see what the best I can do with 1T on this board.

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