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post #11 of 18
Now this is better! The EVGA is a brilliant mobo too!
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post #12 of 18
If you really want 45nm plus high clocks, wait for the 9550 or 9650. My 780i is barely doing 450FSB for 24/7 with 1.55V to the NB, that's just 3.6GHz on 8x multi. Makes me miss my Foxconn Mars......

It's really all or nothing, might as well get Q6600 if you can't afford at least 9550. Either way you'd be paying the early premium for the new chips.
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post #13 of 18
Wait, do you or do you not have a 780, and if not, are you assuming that if you rma a 680, that you will get a 780i back. It is possible, but I wouldn't assume its going to happen
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I think he means he is returning it to newegg, to then get a 780i
    
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Good plan, though I personally would've opted for a P35 or X38/X48 board. Regardless, I'm sure a 780i will be fine for around 425-450FSB and for a Quad that's a very respectable clock.
    
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post #16 of 18
yes 780i is better but 790i is EVEN better.
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Are there any 790i DDR2 boards around? I thought that they're all DDR3?
    
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post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by Nostrano View Post
I think he means he is returning it to newegg, to then get a 780i
This. The eVGA step up expired some time ago. I guess the shipping I am paying is the idiot tax for not double checking yorkie support.

Intel boards are out of the question, because I eventually want to SLI my 8800GT when I upgrade my monitor. As far as I know (and I am prone to being wrong about this kind of thing) you can only crossfire on intel boards, not SLI.
    
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