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As far as I know the Asus nvidia chipset boards aren't great so If you HAD to go for a 750i I'd go for the evga FTW version. Forget the SLI-ready ram as it is a needless money sink. Go for some nice Platinum or Reapers.

What I'd really suggest you do however is wait 2-3 weeks for the new ATi cards to come out and get a P35 board. You'll be a lot happier in the long run.
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Just did something similiar for a friend, here's a 1k SLI setup. It's $1145 in the setup but there's $160 in rebates. A lot of the stuff had free shipping so shipping is less than $20. Not really skimping anywhere either, all great components, even for overclocking.

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/M...spx?ID=6789205
Cannot view that page, I do not currently have a Newegg account.

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As far as I know the Asus nvidia chipset boards aren't great so If you HAD to go for a 750i I'd go for the evga FTW version. Forget the SLI-ready ram as it is a needless money sink. Go for some nice Platinum or Reapers.

What I'd really suggest you do however is wait 2-3 weeks for the new ATi cards to come out and get a P35 board. You'll be a lot happier in the long run.
Got it, so its basically not worth it? Okay, that's good, I can save a few bucks. Now about your ATi comment, I heard that the ATi cards are coming back with a good comeback, but will it be enough? I've always been an NVIDIA fan, but if AMD comes back I'm willing to jump the bandwagon. (Anyways, I need to wait a few weeks in order to get the money, so that works. I'm just basically doing research, getting parts together, and hoping everything works.)

Now, what about the potential overclocking? If I stick in the 680i SLI EVGA board, would that make the overclocking better? Thanks a lot, you guys have been really helpful!
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As far as I know the Asus nvidia chipset boards aren't great so If you HAD to go for a 750i I'd go for the evga FTW version. Forget the SLI-ready ram as it is a needless money sink. Go for some nice Platinum or Reapers.

What I'd really suggest you do however is wait 2-3 weeks for the new ATi cards to come out and get a P35 board. You'll be a lot happier in the long run.

I would get a p35 board too, much more stable. But the sad part, no SLI, or crossfire .

BTW you might want to check out the DFI "dark" series of mobo's.
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I heard that the ATi cards are coming back with a good comeback, but will it be enough? I've always been an NVIDIA fan, but if AMD comes back I'm willing to jump the bandwagon.
If you're going for a 9600GT or 8800GT, then waiting to see what these cards can do is a very smart move. The HD4850 specifically is going to be aimed at this market and if the rumors are true, it will give the Nvidia cards a run for their money.
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If you're going for a 9600GT or 8800GT, then waiting to see what these cards can do is a very smart move. The HD4850 specifically is going to be aimed at this market and if the rumors are true, it will give the Nvidia cards a run for their money.
I've also heard that the new Radeon cards can come close to the GX260 and GX280 cards. Though the validity of those rumors could be iffy. Thanks you very much guys, you've given me a lot to think about, and time can play a major role in saving money and probably building a better computer! Now, onto possibly overclocking my current desktop. (Look at my signature. XD)
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The 680i is a picky over clocker and picky about memory. I just moved from a EVGA 680i SLi board to an ASUS P5k Deluxe and it is a much more solid over clocker. I had to work my butt off to break through the 450MHz FSB wall of the 680i, The ASUS didn't even break a sweat!
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I'd stick with a cheaper dual-core. Quad's aren't necessary yet and you can save yourself some money.
    
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post #19 of 41
You should still switch out that ram...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145
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The HD4870 is aimed towards the GTX 260 and the HD4870X2 is aimed towards the GTX 280... So far, in Vantage 3dmark the HD4870X2 is showing about 15% more performance than the GTX 280.

I ran across somewhere that the new HD4000 series will be out on the 16th of this month.
Edited by RainStryke - 6/10/08 at 6:41pm
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