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I would definitly go with the 680i, but p35 may be a better option.

if SLI is not a priority than p35 is a good choice. Too bad theres no hacked bios' for sli

EVGA 680i board with a q6600

evga because of lifetime warranty!
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Like Linskingdom said, the E8400 will work with the 680i board, but only after a bios flash. So if you dont plan on going to a 45nm Yorkfield quad core, go for the $120 board.
So im planning on using the E8400 with a 700W PSU, 8800gts 512, so is the 680i a good option you reckon?

i think i will OC it probably and use Sli in distant future..lol
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I would definitly go with the 680i, but p35 may be a better option.
damn i just checked evga 680i are $270 over here, so its only difference of about 50 dollars to get the 780i....you reckon id be safe with a $140 XFX 680i board?
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xfx sucks for mobos, went thru two 680is and they were worthless, go with asus, or at least something else...
i think youll find that the XFX nforce6 boards are EXACTLY the same as the EVGA ones
    
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damn i just checked evga 680i are $270 over here, so its only difference of about 50 dollars to get the 780i....you reckon id be safe with a $140 XFX 680i board?
The XFX will be fine as long as it isnt their budget board. Not too many people are aware of this, but Foxconn makes the 680i boards which are used by eVGA, XFX and BFG. They are just rebadged by the respective companies. The only difference is the warranty offered be each.

As for the E8400, make sure you have access to a 65nm dual core to flash the bios to the P32 version.
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The XFX will be fine as long as it isnt their budget board. Not too many people are aware of this, but Foxconn makes the 680i boards which are used by eVGA, XFX and BFG. They are just rebadged by the respective companies. The only difference is the warranty offered be each.

As for the E8400, make sure you have access to a 65nm dual core to flash the bios to the P32 version.
Well i think parents have a 65nm in pc i bought them for chrimbo lol i can use that

secondly, the Q6600 is about 100 dollars more than the E8400, which you reckon i should get?
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xfx sucks for mobos, went thru two 680is and they were worthless, go with asus, or at least something else...
DO NOT buy an ASUS 680i. Worst boards out there.


Also, XFX and eVGA boards are exactly the same. They're both made by foxconn. Just rebranded.

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secondly, the Q6600 is about 100 dollars more than the E8400, which you reckon i should get?
Just search the forums for e8400 vs q6600
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Well i think parents have a 65nm in pc i bought them for chrimbo lol i can use that

secondly, the Q6600 is about 100 dollars more than the E8400, which you reckon i should get?
The E8400s seem to be better for gaming since most games dont take advantage of the exra 2 cores on the quad.

But there have been some E8400s degrading with vcore over 1.36v, not all of them, but enough that you should consider keping the vcore below 1.36v.

But if you encode video, or work with large files, the quad core is better.
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post #19 of 21
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ill stick with E8400, so which MOBO should i get? i preferably want to be able to just run without flashing bios, as ive never done it!
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well if you dont want to have to flash BIOS and want to run SLI, then get the 780i, no SLI=P35 boards, i would recommend the 780i anyway so you have the possibilty of upgrading to a 45nm quad if desired in the future.
    
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