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Do I gain anything from upgrading to 780i?

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I have the EVGA 680i A1 mobo and I am going to be putting together a new rig and I didn't know if it would be worth it for me to upgrade from the current one I own to the 780i version? I don't plan on doing tri SLI ever probably so I just wanted to know if there was any important advantages to upgrading because I do have the cash to do so.
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Any upgrade is worth it if you have the money,and going sli,imo
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well other then the ability to have a 45nm quad i would say not unless your a hard core overclocker. like for me i wanted to get a 50% overclock on my E8400 but my 680i couldnt. so i got a 780i just to get to that 4.5ghz mark.
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oh so I couldn't use a q9450 with my evga 680i A1?
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Originally Posted by barrysgoods View Post
oh so I couldn't use a q9450 with my evga 680i A1?
You can, but you will OC better on a 780i.

780i also have PCI-E 2.0, that isn't really a advantage, but just telling you...
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