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680i or 780i

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January 5, 2008 8:08:38 PM

ok so im looking to build a decent gaming pc. right now im looking at a Intel q6600, 4 gbs of 1066 ram, two 8800gt in sli, and a 680i motherboard.
my question is though is one will 1066 ram work in a motherboard thats memory standard is 800, and secondly i have heard that some of the 680i motherboard have problems with intel quad cores. one of the problems i have read about is that they sometimes boot up at the lowest possible multiplier. another thing is the graphics cards are pci 2.0 and i know they will work in a pci x16 slot but is their much performance gain from having them in a pci 2.0 slot? also should i wait for the geforce 9 series graphics cards to upgrade?

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January 5, 2008 9:01:40 PM

If you were to receive an A2 revision 680i board then your Q6600 should overclock a bit better than utilizing an A1 revision.

Personally, I would grab the 780i to maintain support for penryn and the option for SLI. If you could care less about SLI then go with another board :)  It seems you don't mind spending money on a motherboard...Gigabye DQ6?...I like DDR2 memory so I'd stick with the P35 chipset vs. the X48
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