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Originally Posted by Namrac View Post
Check the box, check evga's website, ask anyone that has one, including me. It can run quad cores, but can't overclock them.

http://www.evga.com/support/faq/afmv...px?faqid=57729
I believe you. an evga SLi680 mobo for $150 seemed to good to be true. But know the question is way? BTW the link provided proves that the T1 version is an OEM mobo nothing more.
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TR (T1) and AR (A1) boards are the same hardware.

The T-boards have fewer accessories and a shorter warranty.

That's it. Flash bios P30 and you are good to go (for the 680i SLI boards).
Please stop giving out false information. If the model number ends in an "R", whether it be the TR or the AR, CANNOT support Quad core overclocking. It will run them, but it will not allow you to increase the FSB. The TR and the T1 are different boards (The same goes for the AR and A1), the T1 (and A1) supporting Q OCing. They have renamed the TR to the "Special Edition", but it still does not support overclocking of quads. I should know, I won EVGA's mobo contest, and then sold it to namrac after I found it doesn't support Quad overclocking.

The T1 and A1 are essentially the same board, with the T1 being cheaper because its a shorter warranty and comes with less accessories. This is the EXACT same as the relationship between the TR and AR. However all 4 boards are NOT the same. The trailing "1" or "R" is the signifier. "1" = good for quads, "R" = not so much. Hopefully this clears it up for you.

from eVGA:
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The 122-CK-NF63-TR is a special part number for 680i SE boards motherboards. The 122-CK-NF63-TR does support Intel quad core CPU's, but is not recommended for overclocking quad core CPU's.
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Please stop giving out false information. If the model number ends in an "R", whether it be the TR or the AR, CANNOT support Quad core overclocking. It will run them, but it will not allow you to increase the FSB. The TR and the T1 are different boards (The same goes for the AR and A1), the T1 (and A1) supporting Q OCing. They have renamed the TR to the "Special Edition", but it still does not support overclocking of quads. I should know, I won EVGA's mobo contest, and then sold it to namrac after I found it doesn't support Quad overclocking.

The T1 and A1 are essentially the same board, with the T1 being cheaper because its a shorter warranty and comes with less accessories. This is the EXACT same as the relationship between the TR and AR. However all 4 boards are NOT the same. The trailing "1" or "R" is the signifier. "1" = good for quads, "R" = not so much. Hopefully this clears it up for you.
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So what do you guys think?
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ASUS P5K got good OC potential.

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Does it really make sense to go quad..
and not have the ... capacity to upgrade to SLI in the future?

I mean, you want your PC to be waay future proof right?

And... NOT using sli is .. I dunno, just a waste of Teh Quad P0\\/\\/eRZ! IMO
(maybe I'm just different :] )
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Does it really make sense to go quad..
and not have the ... capacity to upgrade to SLI in the future?

I mean, you want your PC to be waay future proof right?

And... NOT using sli is .. I dunno, just a waste of Teh Quad P0\\/\\/eRZ! IMO
(maybe I'm just different :] )
I can understand where he's coming from. In many cases, by the time you need to SLI, you could just buy a better card and get the same results. Granted having the option doesn't hurt anything, but having the mindset that SLI'ing later will permit you to play a game that you can't play with a single card can be refuted by just purchasing a newer card to replace it.

Lets play with some numbers:

*$500 for an 8800 GTX now.
*this will (very roughly) last 2 years with running the newest games on at least medium settings.
*By that time, the cost of a GTX will be around 200
*the cost of a modern card will be around ~$500 that will kick the pants out of two SLI'ed GTX's

therefore, if you could sell the GTX 2 years down the road even for $100, you're looking at a total of $900 spent ($500+500-100), and you are constantly on the cutting edge. Now you could also choose to spend $700($500+200) and SLI after two years, but this will not be considered "top of the line" by any means. Eventually you'll have to scrap both cards to buy a new one.

So essentially, for ~$200 you are constantly staying on the cutting edge of technology. I see SLI as a "last gasp" for when your card just can't cut it anymore on its own. It'l save you for a little while, but eventually the whole setup is going to need to be updated.
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