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Hmm The place where I am getting my motherboard from (www.dabs.com) has the 122-CK-NF68 EVGA nForce 680i motherboard for £149.43. BUT (yes, a But ) They also have the 122-CK-NF68-A1 EVGA nForce 680i motherboard, for £146.65. Now what I want to know is, whats the difference between the 2? and Why are they similar prices?

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The difference is revision number. If you have the time to RMA it to eVGA for the newest version (which is quad-core friendly), get the cheapest one of those.
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This link directly to EVGA's website explains the differences.

The A1 is the one probably the one you'll want. It's the new revision and complete retail set (with all the extras).
    
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The difference is revision number. If you have the time to RMA it to eVGA for the newest version (which is quad-core friendly), get the cheapest one of those.
Ohh ok, but dont they both support quad core?
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Originally Posted by Kirgan View Post
Ohh ok, but dont they both support quad core?
Officially, yes. But the "1" (A1/T1) revisions have been improved a great deal from what I've heard, making them much more Quad friendly... and also have the physical ability to accept a wider range of aftermarket coolers.

I did a lot of reading up on this before I purchased my board, because I was confused by the whole A/R/T/1 thing myself.
    
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Officially, yes. But the "1" (A1/T1) revisions have been improved a great deal from what I've heard, making them much more Quad friendly... and also have the physical ability to accept a wider range of aftermarket coolers.

I did a lot of reading up on this before I purchased my board, because I was confused by the whole A/R/T/1 thing myself.
OK cool. One last question, is it normal for the A1 to be cheaper than the non-A1?
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Yes the old revision sold before the new one and the price have since then dropped a bit due to the competition of intel with the P35 boards. The old rev boards didn't drop as much in price since the retailer paid them more than the new ones.
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