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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).
Well I found a 680i SLI A1 with 2gb of PC2-8500 in the FS section that I am interested in. What would one choose? 680i SLI Combo deal or the 750i FTW? Its like a $65 trade off. Plus I could actually use the ram.....
    
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I'm probably going to sell all 3 of my GTXs for 500 bucks lol...
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The evga 780i is far superior to any revision of the 680i. not only does it have a pci-e 2.0 controller (8800GT's are pci-e 2.0....) but it also overclocks quads much more effectively.

I've owned both.
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The evga 780i is far superior to any revision of the 680i. not only does it have a pci-e 2.0 controller (8800GT's are pci-e 2.0....) but it also overclocks quads much more effectively.

I've owned both.
Which is why I am so glad you posted. I personally think this Q6600 G0 with a VID of 1.2625, has more than 3.7ghz stable in it. My question is now, does the 750i FTW have the same logic as the 780i?
    
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yes it does. no tri-sli but as you mentioned not as important.

bear in mind though that I have played with both boards and it seems typical that higher fsb is attainable with quads (dual cores seem about the same) with the 780i over the 750i.
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I too have had x3 680i's and i have a 780i now.
780i Owns 680i for quads.... 680i sucks compared to 780i.
In addition, how much of a price difference is there between the 750 and 780.
Also i have a feeling the 780 will oc better then 750. When i was OCing my quad it was flawless and continuous all the way to 3.6.
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Well I found a 680i SLI A1 with 2gb of PC2-8500 in the FS section that I am interested in. What would one choose? 680i SLI Combo deal or the 750i FTW? Its like a $65 trade off. Plus I could actually use the ram.....
I agree with the other posters...the 7xx series is much better at oc'ing quads than the 6xx series. Worth the extra $$$. (You'll want at least the P04 BIOS - it let me lower cpu volts on my overclock while maintaining stability. Others had similar experiences.)
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I agree with the other posters...the 7xx series is much better at oc'ing quads than the 6xx series. Worth the extra $$$. (You'll want at least the P04 BIOS - it let me lower cpu volts on my overclock while maintaining stability. Others had similar experiences.)
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