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I was thinking about getting the EVGA 780i FTW but I am not sure it supports my RAM because on newegg it ses the memory standard is DDR2 1066mhz, so would me 800mhz RAM work in it?

Also how much better is that motherboard for overclocking the Q6600 then the 680i, how far can it go stable?

Here is a link to the motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188027
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yes it means that it supports up to 1066mhz ram, so you can overclock yours to that

EDIT: have you considered the 750i FTW?
its the same the 780i but with one less PCI-E slot
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I have a 750I FTW and my 800mhz RAM works fine i dont know about 780i though. Sorry
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Hey buddy,

Personally I went from 680i to 750i ftw and the difference is night and day. At stock volts my Q6600 would do ~3.2Ghz, 3.4 with slight voltage increase.

However, I would not go from the 680i to the 780i, probably not worth it for you. I'd say if anything, you should spend the money on upgrading that 8600 of yours. You'll see much better results from that.

Cheers

EDIT- you will be FINE using your current ram in the 780i. however plz read what i suggested above .
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Hey buddy,

Personally I went from 680i to 750i ftw and the difference is night and day. At stock volts my Q6600 would do ~3.2Ghz, 3.4 with slight voltage increase.

However, I would not go from the 680i to the 780i, probably not worth it for you. I'd say if anything, you should spend the money on upgrading that 8600 of yours. You'll see much better results from that.

Cheers

EDIT- you will be FINE using your current ram in the 780i. however plz read what i suggested above .
Ya I know lol, I am probably going to be getting a GTX 260 for xmas.

I haven't really looked to much at the 750i FTW i thought it was an older version or something. So what is wrong with the 780i FTW though? Does the 750i FTW support the new 45nm because I was planning on getting a new processor as well after I save a little more cash.
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yes it supports 45nm, but the only diffrence is the the 750i ftw can only do sli, while 780i ftw can do tri-sli since it has one more pci-e
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there is no difference between the two basically the 780i supports tri sli...you will most likely not need this so the 750i will suffice.

both FTW version have solid state caps
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Ya I know lol, I am probably going to be getting a GTX 260 for xmas.

I haven't really looked to much at the 750i FTW i thought it was an older version or something. So what is wrong with the 780i FTW though? Does the 750i FTW support the new 45nm because I was planning on getting a new processor as well after I save a little more cash.
Well nothing is wrong, per se.. and it does support 45nm... but it seems like you're getting a lot of random upgrades and if I were in you shoes, I would hold out on new CPU/motherboard/ram, etc.. just get your gfx card for christmas and then go i7 once you have enough money. My 2 cents.

The thing is you'll spend lots of money on things that are only marginally better, when you could save up and get one nice big upgrade later on.
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