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Is it worth stepping up to 790i?

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Okay well I have had my 780i for a good little while and my plan is to eventually step up to the 790i for 100 bucks since i have eVGA board, but is it worth it to do this? Is there anything coming out in the future or will 790i be around for a while? Also what kind of ram do you guys think is best for this board (if you could can you link it?)

Thank you in advance!
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I guess it's worth it as long as you're willing to spend the extra money on DDR3 memory.
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Yeah I would probably just get 2GB but are there any 2GB sticks that work good, i would like to double it up for the future. but if you think 1gb sticks would work well for overclocking and whatnot, then i was thinking corsair or something.
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go g skill ddr3 mem
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Yeah I would probably just get 2GB but are there any 2GB sticks that work good, i would like to double it up for the future. but if you think 1gb sticks would work well for overclocking and whatnot, then i was thinking corsair or something.
I'd recommend going with 2x2GB sticks just for the sake of expandability.
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Please, don't step up to 790i! There are some huge issues with this board

not EVGA's fault, but untill Nvidia fixed it, stay away from 790i.
780i is still the way to go! If you don't believe me, google it or as you probably already did check EVGA.com forums.
    
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