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okay im about to buy a 750i when i noticed the 780i is only 50$ more but which board is better? is the 780i worth 50$ on a tight budget what makes it so much better then the 750i?

My plans with this board are taking the Q6700 from 2.66 to a Stable 3.0 ghz and also planning on running an 8800 gts until the new nivdia gpus come out then ill run an sli of the new ones
750i
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188026

780i
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188024

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post #2 of 32
Depends on what you are looking to do with the boards. I can only speak personally about the 750i. The 750i has had some initial issues, but subsequent Bios updates have all but eliminated these (outside of the XP SP3 issue). The 750i only has 4 SATA ports , so caution there if you have more then 4 devices. So far people are having good success with the Q6600's on the 750i, I have only tried OC my E8400, with very good success on factory air non the less (til my TRUE comes in). Anyway remember you can always use the Step Up program if you find yourself wanting more.

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Just go for the 750 and believe me, youre aiming short if you only want 3.0, you can easily do 3.4-3.6, depending on cooling
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post #4 of 32
750i - unless you need more than 4 sata or plan on tri sli...

Otherwise Im not aware of any other performance diffs
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post #5 of 32
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what exactly is a sata device other then the Hard Drive? is the cd burner and cd rom things sata? cuase if so then thats 3 things...?
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post #6 of 32
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what exactly is a sata device other then the Hard Drive? is the cd burner and cd rom things sata? cuase if so then thats 3 things...?
Optical drives come in both SATA and IDE. Which one do you have?

The 750i also has only one Ethernet port with the 780i has two.
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post #7 of 32
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why do i need 2 either nets and ill check and edited in the sata / ide


Edit: there both sata but 4 sata is enough 2 drives and 2 HDs ill only be using 1 hd would anythign else use sata other then drive and hard drives?
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Not that Im aware of
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if 4 SATAs arent enough you can use up the PCI slots and get 2 more SATA ports depending on the controller you get. btw CD-DVD drivers use SATA I...
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ZipZoomFly has the 780i for $230 with Free S&H.
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