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March 20, 2007 1:32:30 PM

evga 680i or abit 680i dey are the sem price in sweden

which one is btter?

and is asus 650 good or asus commando no sli..

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March 20, 2007 3:00:29 PM

if they are the same price I would probably take the abit but neither is troublefree yet.
P5N-E SLI is fine for what it is - a relatively cheap mobo.
& imo the AB9 QuadGT is a better high-end 965 than the Commando.
March 20, 2007 3:15:27 PM

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March 20, 2007 3:55:08 PM

If you want good features and overclocking then get the A1. The Abit 680i is about the same as Evga first 680i motherboard. A1 version has refined overclocking features and stability.

T1 -vs- A1

To clear things up for everyone asking how you can tell the difference with the EVGA 680i SLI boards with the fix for the Intel Quad Core CPU; EVGA will be doing a small change to its part number for this particular SKU.

EVGA will modify the last digit of its part number to reflect this change

122-CK-NF68-AR will be replaced with 122-CK-NF68-A1
122-CK-NF68-TR will be replaced with 122-CK-NF68-T1

The AR/A1 is the full retail box, includes all cables and brackets and comes with a lifetime warranty upon registration.
The TR/TR is the lite version, does not include all brackets, manual comes on CD, has only the essential cables and comes with a 2 year warranty.

AR/A1 - packing list:
I/O shield
NB fan
SLI bridge
Driver CD
USB bracket
Firewire bracket
Serial port bracket
6 SATA data cables
3 SATA power cables
IDE data cable
Floppy data cable
RAID floppy driver disk

TR/T1 - packing list:
I/O shield
NB fan
SLI bridge
Driver CD
2 SATA data cables
1 SATA power cable
IDE data cable
Floppy data cable

MEMORY MODULE SUPPORT: Note all supported rams are on the lists, this are just some that are tested to run with the 680i board and confirmed for compatibility and stability.

SLI Ready memory:

Above 1066 MHz
Corsair TWIN2X2048-10000C5DF
Corsair TWIN2X2048-9136C5DF
Corsair TWIN2X2048-8888C4DF

1066 MHz
Corsair TWIN2X2048-8500C5D
Corsair TWIN2X2048-8500C5
Kingston KHX8500D2K2/1G

900 MHz

800 MHz
Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C3DF
Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4D
Crucial BL2KIT12864AL804
Crucial BL12864AL804
Crucial BL2KIT12864AA804
Crucial BL2KIT6464AA804
Crucial BL12864AA804
Crucial BL6464AA804
Kingston KHX6400D2LLK2/2GN
Kingston KHX6400D2LLK2/1GN
Patriot PDC22G6400LLK


Above 800 MHz
Kingston KHX8000D2K/2G
Kingston KHX7200D2K2/2G
Patriot PDC21G8000+XBLK
Patriot PDC21G8500 ELK
Crucial BL2KIT12864AL1005

800 MHz
Mushkin XP6400

Corsair XMS6405v4.1
Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400
G.Skill F2-6400PHU2-2GBNR
Team Xtreem PC2-6400 800MHz 3-3-3-8
Team Xtreem PC2-6400 800MHz 4-4-4-10
Patriot PDC22G6400ELK
Geil Ultra GX22GB6400UDC

667 MHz
Corsair VS512MB667D2
Buffalo D2V667C-1G/BJ
Patriot PDC21G5300LLK
PQI 5400 Turbo
Kingston KHZ5400D2K2/1G
Geil GX21GB5300SX
Muskin xp2 5300 2x1gb
Mushkin HP2-5300

533 MHz
Kingston KVR533D2/512R
PQI MAB412UOE 512MB DDR2 533
OCZ DDR2 OCZ2533512V

Evga has better warranty as it offers the AR (older) and A1 (newer) model a lifetime warranty after registration. The T1 is the less feature motherboard. TR models has 2 year warranty. I don't know much about Abit warranty, so no doubt my favor is on Evga A1 680i.

And lastly some important facts and commonly asked questions about the Evga 680i platform. Click Here
March 20, 2007 5:28:36 PM

My vote goes to ABIT. Also agree wioth buff if you are not going to SLI the quadroGT is the better MB (also costs half the price here) 400$ vs 200$
March 20, 2007 5:30:02 PM

thank u for answering :wink:

but am in sweden and i bought evga 680i ar from 2 dys applied for a replacement 4 a1 and they said no because I live in Sweden
no lifetime warranty in se
so I've started an application to return the product and get

(abit 680i) or (abit ab9 pro) or (asus 650i) or (asus com....)or (msi 650)

my system e4300 am plenning to oc at lest to 3200 ghz
Kingston ValueR. DDR2 PC6400 2048MB CL5 1.8
Creative SB X-Fi - Fatal1ty FPS PCI,64MB
inoo3d 8800gtx
22 tft lcd
Thermaltake Toughpower 850W
2 dvd rw
p180+7 fan
320gb h....
March 20, 2007 5:33:54 PM

I would stay away from the nvidia solutions if you are not going to SLI. Just check the recent review on toms.

The AB( is a good board but make sure to update the bios. Look for the quadroGT if it is available.

If it is not a secret how much do those 680 boards cost in Sweden?
March 20, 2007 6:04:16 PM

the problem is the cost is crazy in Sweden for example the difference between

abit quadroGT and abit 680i or evga 680i is 600kr =70 dollar

and Asus P5N32-E SLI, nForce-680i cheaper 10 dollar than abit quadroGT

asus 650i or abit 650 Fatal1ty or msi 650 cheaper than ds3 rv3

AquadroGT cheaper 20 dollar than BIT AW9D-MAX

The rewievs on the internet are making it even worse, so I'm having a

hard time deciding, so I need advice not including life time warranty,

price etc because it's different in Sweden. And about SLI, I'm not thinking

about it in the near future, but it's nice to have the option. The important

for me now is stabile, very fast and 100% overclocking board. And that it

works with all of my hardware. By the way thank you all of you guys, I'm

amazed how fast you answered.
March 21, 2007 2:43:30 AM

id say go with the evga
March 21, 2007 10:02:43 AM

Man I think the 680i are overpriced here!!!

$400 per 680 vs $200 something for a quadro GT
Stay away from the 650i (read the review)

I think it all comes down to what is more important to you.

Overclocking - Go for the quadro GT
Features - go for the 680i
SLI - go for the 680i

My personal preference is ABIT (Since 1999 I've been using only abit and they have those Japanese caps) but that is because of habit more than anything else. Most good MBs will have great overclockability today (have to admit that the QuadoGT offers the best IMHO). So it mainly comes down to which brand do you prefer and what extra goodies do you get with the package.