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SLI hack on P5K OR get EVGA 680i A1

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hey guys,

I'm getting $200 more in paypal Jan 5th.

Was wondering, if I buy another GTX 470 would it be worth it to do the SLI hack on my P5K? or should I just buy an evga 680i a1 revision and then SLI later?

My two lanes are 16x for the first PCI-e slot and 8x for the second.

Would it be ok if I did the SLI hack and used the P5K?

Or would it be worth it to buy a 680i and then save for another GTX470 later?

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P5K has P35 chipset and PCIExpress x16 slots 1.0 are limited to 16x + 4x when CF(or SLI`d via hack)..

That 4x on 2nd PCIE slot will hold your GPU back on P5K..

nVidia 680i has full bandwidth of 16x on both PCIE clots and would be better for SLI..

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ok looks like i will buy the 680i then.

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Just a word of warning. The 680i boards have A LOT of problems, just check EVGA's forums. My brother has a 780i that seems to do ok but I personally have had no luck with the 680i chipset.
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Just a word of warning. The 680i boards have A LOT of problems, just check EVGA's forums. My brother has a 780i that seems to do ok but I personally have had no luck with the 680i chipset.
thanks jason.

I've actually had a 680i in the past and I loved it.

Got my old Q6600 to 3.6GHz without a sweat
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Just a word of warning. The 680i boards have A LOT of problems, just check EVGA's forums. My brother has a 780i that seems to do ok but I personally have had no luck with the 680i chipset.
I have to disagree on this one. Imo the best nvidia chipset (or the only decent one) was the 680i. I myself have had endless problems with the 780i and 790i and ended up selling them to a friend. 680i was the smoothest ride for me, just my 2c
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I have to disagree on this one. Imo the best nvidia chipset (or the only decent one) was the 680i. I myself have had endless problems with the 780i and 790i and ended up selling them to a friend. 680i was the smoothest ride for me, just my 2c
awesome, almost like my experience with it

I loved the 680i. Can't wait to SLI with my GTX470's though
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