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XFX 780i SLI vs Asus x38

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Pretty much I want a board that can suit my needs,

I want 8 GB RAM, i'd prefer SLI, and I'd like some sort of a RAID controller.

My thoughts are that the x38 is better for overclocking and it's more stable.

I already have my Quad at 3.6 Ghz so far, so I dont want to ruin that...

I wouldn't mind doing crossfire with two 3870's in crossfire -- I could sell my 8800 GT, but I had a bad experience with ATI once lol.

What are your thoughts.

here are the two boards

XFX 780i SLI

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813141005

ASUS P5E

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131219
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Either. Both are great boards. All boils down to 1 or 2 graphics cards, then further SLi or Crossfire. Don't let your bad experience steer you away from ATi. I've always had ATi and just recently went to nVidia. It's all on your budget and your train of mind
 
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i went the other to bonz nvidia all the my life then i got my 3870 and i couldnt be happier
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P5E!
I will buy it for you!
post #5 of 32
x38,
my board history gos nforce 4 sli, 680i, P35 (liked the OCin , bad layout), 680i (crap OCing so, 780i (striker 2) dissapointing, so now ive gone to x38 (maximus formula and wont be going back to sli till asus and nvidia sort it out! not sure how the xfx is but you will be happier with the x38 in my oppinion
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Like I said I just recently went nvidia/nvidia from intel/ati and I couldn't be any happier. (intel/ati never gave me problems either, just wanted a switchup) Though I have heard bad things about Asus and Nvidia. If you do go nvidia chipset go XFX or eVGA. If you aren't gonna be going dual gpu's then get a p35
 
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post #7 of 32
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Oddly enough, my p5k supports 8GB, but crossfire is kind of lax, since one is x16 and the other is x4 speeds,

which is why I think if I did go x38 (p5e), it would be better.

Also with my p5k, it only has e sata, so a raid is kind of a pain.

I'm just worried about the overclocking with regards to both of these boards, and how efficient SLI is.

One thing I do like, is the accesories the XFX board comes with -- right angle sata cables, and those nice style IDE cables lol
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post #8 of 32
Don't base your decision on cables... just buy the cables separately? lol
I don't know that's just my opinion lol
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Don't base your decision on cables... just buy the cables separately? lol
I don't know that's just my opinion lol
OMG! I'm sure there's a huge price difference too... haha
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Who cares about price lol Get the Tiffany and Co of computers lol which one is more expensive?
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