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Is there anyone who has run this board and can tell me about it´s pros and cons.

Why, well a got a good price and my Striker Extreme is no longer with me and I have a 8800GTX and it´s eager to go SLI again.

But why go with a outdated 680i when there is 780i and 790i, well I´m not ready for DDR3 yet and it seems like ASUS Striker II Formula still have the "CPU INIT" issue and then it seems like NVIDIA 700 series based motherboard have video corruption issue, so there you are, I have a good price and want to know if anyone have some prons and cons, serious ones.
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The gigabyte sli boards are fiddly to work with from personal experience. The current board I'm using can hit very very high FSBs but needs a knowledge of which voltages to increase. Most people out there get stuck at 300 and call it a day. I know of people that hit 540 FSB with vmods.

They have a few restart bugs as well. I'd stick with an Evga A1 to be honest as they are proven.
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The gigabyte sli boards are fiddly to work with from personal experience. The current board I'm using can hit very very high FSBs but needs a knowledge of which voltages to increase. Most people out there get stuck at 300 and call it a day. I know of people that hit 540 FSB with vmods.

They have a few restart bugs as well. I'd stick with an Evga A1 to be honest as they are proven.

Thank you for your advice and interrest.

I can´t get hold on any XFX or EVGA so I go for it anyway, the price is really nice, and I read Anandtech´s review about it and there conclusion was then that this board was the best of 680i so we have to see if that´s true, I take it as a challenge and it seems like it´s outdate if a count the replys and readings of this post.
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