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ok, i want to get a 780i but have heard a lot of problems about them, is it worth getting one?

will it have any problems with a sata dvd burner?
will it have any problems with vista 64?
will it have any problems with a raid?
will it have any problems with an e8400 and oc'ing it?
will it have any problems with a 9800gtx, and maybe go sli someday?
how prevalent is the vid corruption thingy?
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This board is only really necessary if you are doing 3-way sli. If you aren't, the EVGA 750i is a better choice. Anyway for the rest google/newegg.
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ok, i want to get a 780i but have heard a lot of problems about them, is it worth getting one?

will it have any problems with a sata dvd burner?
will it have any problems with vista 64?
will it have any problems with a raid?
will it have any problems with an e8400 and oc'ing it?
will it have any problems with a 9800gtx, and maybe go sli someday?
how prevalent is the vid corruption thingy?
I just built one and debugged it two dys ago.

SATA Burner works

Running Vista 64 Ultimate

Running RAID0 with two RaptorX

OCinf is challenging on this board. Could not get much out of it in the few hours I tried. I'm Nvidia challenged.

Running an 8800GTX so I cannot say

Have no issues with the rig at all.

Hope that was a bit more helpful than "Google it"

We are a tech Forum. People find OCN when they google. Telling someone to Google an Overclock query when they are at OverClock.net is kind of counterproductive. We are where they just "googled" to
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post #4 of 46
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thanks for teh answers man. he said that the only reason to get teh 780i over the 750i was tri-sli, is taht true? or are there other reasons it's better?
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thanks for teh answers man. he said that the only reason to get teh 780i over the 750i was tri-sli, is taht true? or are there other reasons it's better?
Might be a cleaner power system in the motherboard, depending on the model over the 750i, you'll typically get more SATA and USB ports.


Nothing really worth the extra money IMO
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I started with a 680i and it went bad so i RMA'ed it.
Got a 2nd 680i and it went bad as well... RMA.... got the third 680i and it would not overclock my quad for Poop when the first 2 680i's had no problem.
My third board had a bad batch... sometimes when they make a quantity of boards there is a batch of several that are just crap and crappy built.
I then sold my 680i to a non overclocker and bought the 780i chipset. I went with the 780i because i never know in the future if i might want to go 3 way SLI... but for right now im just running Dual SLI with 2 8800GT's and my quad is OCed to 3.6.
The point of all this is, let me tell you that the batch my board came out of was friggen sweeeet. I had the easiest time overclocking my quad. Easier then all 3 of the previous 680i's
I'm loving the 780i even tho im not using 3way. I give the board 2x
I hope my testimoney helps....
Have fun making your decision !
~Arak
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I had the easiest time overclocking my quad. Easier then all 3 of the previous 680i's
I'm loving the 780i even tho im not using 3way. I give the board 2x
I hope my testimoney helps....
Have fun making your decision !
~Arak
nvidia chipsets are notoriously frustrating for overclocking, you should try out an Intel or AMD chipset sometime, they're a breeze to overclock, no silly FSB holes and such to worry about.
post #8 of 46
Ironic you should say that. Maybe its my skillset but the evga 780i is the easiest board i ever overclocked.

set ram voltage, set vcore, crank up fsb and you are good to go.


akmudded, you might want to have a look at my evga 780i overclocking guide (in my sig).

I was very impressed with the board.

that said, as mentioned above the evga 750i is also excellent and much cheaper.
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Great board I LOVE MINE. get some good memory G-Skills seems to go good with mine.Vista is a memory hog so go big LOL(read sig). All my drives are SATA,2 DVD,2H/D's The only thing about Vista U-64 the SP1 must installed before you put more ram in. I had to pull 3 of 4 out to install. This board is GREAT for O/C,but will have a learning curve still learning myself but with the help of others here I might be able to still learn. I'm a old dog as compared to most of the group here, lets just say the 60's are still in my memory. All though some poeple say too many bugs in Vista IMHO THEY ARE JUST WRONG!!!! I have yet to see any myself.
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nvidia chipsets are notoriously frustrating for overclocking, you should try out an Intel or AMD chipset sometime, they're a breeze to overclock, no silly FSB holes and such to worry about.
Thanks for the input my friend, but i support evga all the way. Especially when i sent my board back to them twice and everytime they were friendly, helpful, and understanding.
Also this new 780i i have does not have a FSB hole in my clock range at all.
2.4 all the way to 3.6.
I repeat.... I did not run into a FSB hole at all.
Whether there is one below 2.4 or above 3.6 i do not know. and thats 8 and 9 multipliers.
1 of the 680i boards i had, i ran into a fsb hole, but not this 780i i had.
It W T F pwns.... any board i have ever oc'ed a processor with.
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