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which 780i do I get for safely overclocking my computer?

money is not a problem

I want to overclock my q6600 to around 3.5

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188027

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188024

ones got tons of reviews and the others not got tons... people said they fryed stuff on the ftw edition


are both these great for the q6600... it must be able to overclock since my 680i wont...
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post #2 of 30
If money isn't a problem I'd get the FTW edition.
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post #3 of 30
FTW edition will allow for better overclocking since it uses solid capacitors and ferrite chokes
post #4 of 30
The Evga FTW edition is great and should be the best 780i out there, but if money isn't a problem, why not get the 790i FTW.
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post #5 of 30
If you can spring for it, I would definitely go with the FTW edition. The solid caps have been said to help with overclocking/stability; at the least it's a plus for general reliability.
    
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post #6 of 30
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please keep the thoughts coming... I am about 2 buy...
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post #7 of 30
definitely the FTW editon for above reasons.
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post #8 of 30
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so I was gonna use a bunch of parts such as my old 680i board to watercool a pc for guests... hes like you aint got any of that stuff... I pull out a box with a waterblock, 2 pumps, 2 rads, tubing, connectors...yada yada

I am debating whether or not to order a new processor with it
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post #9 of 30
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anyone know what the warranty on the ftw board is?
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post #10 of 30
Some info on solid capacitors vs. electrolytic capacitors from Gigabyte. I am aware the source could be somewhat biased (since it's partially an advert for their motherboards), but take the info for what it's worth I guess.
    
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x160GB WD RAID 0, 750GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 LITE-ON 20X SATA DVD/CD RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Viewsonic VA2702w 27" LCD 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Value 100 (beer magnet) Corsair TX 750W Cooler Master ATCS 840 Logitech SBF-90 (cheapest one on Newegg) 
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