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Any disadvantage getting 680i with Wolfdale?

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Is there any disadvantage to purchasing a 680i to use with Wolfdale instead of going with a 780/750i or X38 board? I am just looking for a decent multi-gpu capable board for under $200. I have been reading through all the posts lately on the 750i and have not really been too impressed so I figure I might take that money and purchase a 680i - perhaps the evga.
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680I won't support 45nm quad so if it is just for 45nm dual-core, yes, you can have 680i but I prefer the $180 evga 680i A1. May need to update the BIOS.
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I like mine. Wish i had the 780i though.

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Don't plan on going quad so this sounds perfect, thanks guys!
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post #5 of 5
Definitely get the EVGA over the ASUS.
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