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step up from 780i to 790i?

post #1 of 5
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i have about 30 days left on my step up from evga. is it worth it to step up to the 790i? i know my ram wont work but i have another computer i'm building for work that can use the ddr2 ram.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6700 EVGA 780i EVGA 8800GTX 768MB SLI CORSAIR Dominator 4GB DDR2 PC8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 750gb Pioneer 18x SATA Vista Ultimate 64 Samsung 24" 245BW 
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Silverstone Zeus 750w Thermaltake Armor 8003 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6700 EVGA 780i EVGA 8800GTX 768MB SLI CORSAIR Dominator 4GB DDR2 PC8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 750gb Pioneer 18x SATA Vista Ultimate 64 Samsung 24" 245BW 
PowerCase
Silverstone Zeus 750w Thermaltake Armor 8003 
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post #2 of 5
There's really no advantage to it and unless you go to some really beastly 1600mhz+ DDR3 you will actually get a slowdown instead of an upgrade.
post #3 of 5
go for it get some of the gskill HZ's they absolutly rock
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k 5000mhz(so far) ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME msi 6970 and 2 6950's Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2133mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Force GT(os) M4 64gb(games) f3 1tb(other) Samsung Windows 7 64bit Samsung BX2450 
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Black widow XFX ProSeries 1050W PSU 80+Gold  Corsair 700D Deathadder 
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nope! 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k 5000mhz(so far) ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME msi 6970 and 2 6950's Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2133mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Force GT(os) M4 64gb(games) f3 1tb(other) Samsung Windows 7 64bit Samsung BX2450 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Black widow XFX ProSeries 1050W PSU 80+Gold  Corsair 700D Deathadder 
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nope! 
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post #4 of 5
May I ask your reasons of upgrading to 790i???
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Q6600 OC @ 3.4Gz EVGA 750i FTW XFX GTX275 Mushkin XP-8500 2GBx2 
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OCZ Summit 120GB SSD Samsung 22" LCD Corsair TX650 650W Ultra Aluminus 
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Q6600 OC @ 3.4Gz EVGA 750i FTW XFX GTX275 Mushkin XP-8500 2GBx2 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
OCZ Summit 120GB SSD Samsung 22" LCD Corsair TX650 650W Ultra Aluminus 
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post #5 of 5
I owned a Asus Striker II 780i for about 4 weeks, sold it,incurred $100 loss and bought EVGA 790i with 1600+mhz RAM,definitely a better board in all areas.
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