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Does anyone recommend this item? Because I would really like to consider upgrading for the Tri-SLI.
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i recommend it, add the current parts that you have on ur sig and youll be smoking. plus your staying ahead in the game as far as mobo wise
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I like mines....and so far stable at 4.2ghz with my e8400 thinking of going 4.4
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If you has the cash then why not?
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I would recommend the 780i but not tri-sli...tri-sli with the 8800GTXs are not justified by the performance price ratio but I would suggest 8800GTs you can easily get close to 16k and above with 8800GT SLI and that Q6600 upped a bit more to maybe 3.2-3.6 very solid board with the P03 bios
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I haven't been thrilled so far. Some of the problems are endemic Nvidia, some are construction, some are the 780i being a warmed over 680i. If SLI is important, I would get the 790i and DDR3.

Now the board I have is really the reference design. Maybe the Asus is better.
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I would hold off until some of the known issues have been resolved.

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I would hold off until some of the known issues have been resolved.

Tae
like? some dvd sata drives not being recognized? or is their others that I don't know of?

btw mines doesnt have the dvd player sata problem I actually have an hp dvdrom with lightscribe and a blu ray sony sata drive and no problems with either.
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post #9 of 14
I've never had a sata dvd issue either (plextor sata). the boards (I have 2) are excellent and very stable overclockers. SLI has improved dramatically as well.
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like? some dvd sata drives not being recognized? or is their others that I don't know of?

btw mines doesnt have the dvd player sata problem I actually have an hp dvdrom with lightscribe and a blu ray sony sata drive and no problems with either.
I heard some issues with not being able to use the burn feature of certain SATA DVD drives. However, the problem I'm experiencing is my optical SATA drives causing constant BSOD's. The issue has been recognized by eVGA and NVIDIA I believe. eVGA for sure because they stated that it was a chipset driver issue and put out new beta drivers for the chipset. Unfortunately for me, the beta is only for Windows XP (I think 32-bit only). I am currently running Vista. I tend to think it's more of a BIOS issue from my attempt to isolate the issue. Either way, I hope they put out a solution soon.

You can check out the evga forums for this issue and other issues such as FF codes. Personally, I haven't ran into the FF code issue, but the BSOD issue is driving me nuts. Or you can just Google "780i BSOD SATA optical" and you'll see some of the complaints.

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