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First thing I wanna say, that my DS3R for what it is is great. However I really want a multi gpu setup again. I had a E6420/680i SLI SE/7900GTO setup for a while, which was good, but didnt offer the performance I wanted. What I mean is, in benching, it was great. A single GTO with a E6420 @ 3.6ghz took me to about 6.8k, while SLI took me to about 13K in 3DMark06. But the games were lacking at the time......

The DS3R is great for my Q6600 and all, but I feel it is limiting my OC on it though. The vdroop is horrible, almost to the point of insanity. So I was thinking of moving to another Intel Chipset. But the fact of the matter is, I already have a decent GPU, so why not SLI it? I found a AKIMBO version on the egg for $169.99 after MIR. But then I have to get a new mobo, which the 750i FTW seems good.....I dunno.....maybe I will just keep what I got.....grrrr.....plus the 4870 is really tempting....:swearing:..........
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I will think about it......
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First thing I wanna say, that my DS3R for what it is is great. However I really want a multi gpu setup again. I had a E6420/680i SLI SE/7900GTO setup for a while, which was good, but didnt offer the performance I wanted. What I mean is, in benching, it was great. A single GTO with a E6420 @ 3.6ghz took me to about 6.8k, while SLI took me to about 13K. But the games were lacking at the time......

The DS3R is great for my Q6600 and all, but I feel it is limiting my OC on it though. The vdroop is horrible, almost to the point of insanity. So I was thinking of moving to another Intel Chipset. But the fact of the matter is, I already have a decent GPU, so why not SLI it? I found a AKIMBO version on the egg for $169.99 after MIR. But then I have to get a new mobo, which the 750i FTW seems good.....I dunno.....maybe I will just keep what I got.....grrrr.....plus the 4870 is really tempting....:swearing:..........
I just upgraded from an E6420 to an E7200 with my SLI GT's and I am still giddy about it. I have my one year old 680i LT board and it's proving to be great for overclocking this wolfdale. I have gotten to 3.622ghz @ 1.21825vcore in bios/1.20 in windows (pencil mod FTW!). If you look at my OCCT charts for vcore it NEVER fluctuates under load. I feel like it can definitley go higher and I will push it further again this weekend!

what you have now rocks no doubt, but I do love SLI GT's!!
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I just upgraded from an E6420 to an E7200 with my SLI GT's and I am still giddy about it. I have my one year old 680i LT board and it's proving to be great for overclocking this wolfdale. I have gotten to 3.622ghz @ 1.21825vcore in bios/1.20 in windows (pencil mod FTW!). If you look at my OCCT charts for vcore it NEVER fluctuates under load. I feel like it can definitley go higher and I will push it further again this weekend!

what you have now rocks no doubt, but I do love SLI GT's!!
Yeah that is the feedback I get from SLI GT owners.......so for mobo? 750i or 780i? I really dont plan on going Tri-SLI at all, especially since I have GTs.
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I am thinkin of a 680i SLI A1......mmmmmm what would be the huge differance between the 780i and the 680i? Besides the PCIe 2.0 spec?
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780i supports tri-sli.
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780i supports tri-sli.
I really dont see myself getting/using TriSLi. Besides with the way GPUs are coming out......
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I went sli but regret I did. Tbh it was just a waste of money on my part.
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I'm glad I went SLI, but in retrospect, I might have gotten the 750i instead of the 780i. For a bit more money, I got tri-SLI that I won't use, and an extra ethernet port. Plus some other stuff that I also don't use. Also, judging from threads here and elsewhere, the 750i seems to be the most stable nvidia reference board of all (that can also oc quads).
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