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I just got the 780i mobo....and the 790i is released. Is it worth RMA'in my 780i to get the 790i?
    
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Maybe. but probably not unless you just wanna keep up in times.
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I dont think so because your then gona have to change your ram aswell because 790i is the DDR3 version of 780i pretty much thats the main difference between the two boards
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post #4 of 11
No.

780i = DDR2
790i = DDR3

Otherwise, they are basically the same board.

DDR3's price-to-performance ratio is ridiculous. I'd stick with the 780i.
    
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http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=728

Here is a review of the two chipsets (asus boards though). DDR3, about the same overclocking but some increases in SLI performance.

DDR3 is too expensive to be worth it.
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BTW... you can't RMA a 780i for a 790i.
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Originally Posted by Choggs396 View Post
No.

780i = DDR2
790i = DDR3

Otherwise, they are basically the same board.

DDR3's price-to-performance ratio is ridiculous. I'd stick with the 780i.
^^^ dont get the 790i unless u plan on going DDR3 soon
    
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BTW... you can't RMA a 780i for a 790i.
how about return...sound better
    
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^^^ dont get the 790i unless u plan on going DDR3 soon
no....definitely will go dd3 if i get this mobo
    
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Originally Posted by Dominazn View Post
no....definitely will go dd3 if i get this mobo
than go for it
    
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