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X38 + 1 8800 GTX or 680i + 2 8800 GTX

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X38 + 1 8800 GTX or 680i + 2 8800 GTX

What do you guys think?
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680i and 2 GTXs
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For games, 680i and 2 GTXs. For overclocking, X38 and single.
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the 680i overclocks quite well
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post #5 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by xxxitrxxx View Post
X38 + 1 8800 GTX or 680i + 2 8800 GTX

What do you guys think?
Welcome...and look and listen.
Get what you want to get.
Advice is good but you are the one spending the cash...feel me?
Go with your instincts!!!
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post #6 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by slytown View Post
For games, 680i and 2 GTXs. For overclocking, X38 and single.
There's no real point to a X38... a P35 is virtually the same performance. X48 (aka X38 2.0) is out soon.

680i + SLI is a vastly better choice assuming you are using the system for gaming.
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post #7 of 20
Since when did X38 support SLI?

X38 + $250 2 x HD3870's = win
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post #8 of 20
My recomendation is to get the 680i and only 1 GTX. Give it a test run for a few weeks. If you are not satisfied with performance, then go out and buy the 2nd GTX.

But if you are set on the single card solution, just get the P35. Because like DuckieHo said, the P35 performs just as well as the X38, you wont be disapointed in it.
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post #9 of 20
X38 + 8800GTX

P35 + 8800GTX

I never like Nvidia based board much.
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Keep in mind 680 support for 45nm is still up in the air
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