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post #11 of 18
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You can get the XFX 780i from CompUSA for $180 after $20 MIR if you pay with paypal($20 off $200 or more).
OOH! Now that's quite a deal! I might pick that up tomorrow!
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by hiiyah777 View Post
OOH! Now that's quite a deal! I might pick that up tomorrow!
My plans were to order one this Friday, but now I have to figure out what to do since CompUSA just called me about the E8400 for $140 order I canceled, They offered me the same deal + free S&H. Couldn't say no, now I need to unload this E6850, LOL. E8400 + 780i + SLI 9800GTX's will be nice, now I just got to make it happen.
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post #13 of 18
Any good board including the Evga 680i should have zero issues maxing out a Q6600 if it were me i would go 790i for sure
    
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post #14 of 18
The thing is the 780i is excellent (check out my EVGA 780i guide) many success stories with quads.

With the 790i quads can be pushed to silly fsb (Farther than air cooling can handle).

The DDR3 is not too expensive either. I got my corsair set for $140 and it will run at 1600mhz without issue orthos stable 24/7.

Not to mention, anandtech's tests on the board indicated that there is a signifigant increase in performance with SLI setups over the 780i and 680i boards due to the integration of the PCI-E controller (and its overall revision).

I've actually just sold my power supply and pair of 8800GTS.

Next for me is a Corsair 1000w power supply and a pair of bfg 9800gtx OCX (their highest factory overclocked model).

I will eventually go Tri-SLI. I could easily do it now (another $300 for a 3rd card is not a big deal) but I'm hating leaving XP for vista and am not a fan of dual boot systems.
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post #15 of 18
Don't get me wrong, I completely agree that 790i is the far better board. But I disagree with the statement regarding inexpensive DDR3. You have 2GB's of RAM, whereas I only mess with the 2GB sticks. So for me to even START would take 2x2GB sticks, which would cost upwards of $200. I'll wait until it gets a little cheaper. Until then, for me, it's 780i FTW!!!!
post #16 of 18
Yes but you are using 64 bit vista whereas I am using 32 bit xp.

Not to mention I've tried 4 gb with vista and 64 bit windows in a number of customer systems i've built without seeing any performance benefits in games (which is the main reason people build sli rigs)
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post #17 of 18
Im a satisfied customer of the evga 750i, havent had much experience with other boards tho so really cant comment on those, I would just be assuming...
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post #18 of 18
The EVGA has a lot better warranty
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