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a b V Motherboard
July 25, 2012 8:22:39 PM

Okay guys, I had a question:

With a 80$ budget, which would be a better investment? A 680i motherboard, or a GTX 460 1GB?

If you think Motherboard, do you think 680i/750i/780i boards will go up or down in price within this year? Also, is the 680i LT a good board? (thier consiterably cheaper online than BFG 680i's)

If you think 460, tell me your thoughts on why?

Relevant information:

Current MoBo:

Asrock G31m-s R2.0

Current GPU:

ASUS GT 440 1GB GDDR5

Budget:

80$


I'm stuck at about 50/50 on which to get :p 

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July 25, 2012 8:28:09 PM

in my opinion Save your money, wait till you upgrade the CPU and Mobo together
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a b V Motherboard
July 25, 2012 8:32:01 PM

I'm building a pc with an extra C2D I had for fun.
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a b V Motherboard
July 25, 2012 9:17:01 PM

Do you think the 680i LT (the green nvidia board) is a good board? (its $60 instead of around 90$)
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a b V Motherboard
July 25, 2012 10:20:00 PM

Core 2 e7300, clocked it at 3.7Ghz no problem.
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a b V Motherboard
July 26, 2012 1:04:18 AM

2 GTX 460 1GB's.
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July 26, 2012 1:15:55 AM

What's the power supply model and how much ram do you have?
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July 26, 2012 1:28:07 AM

GET a good GPU :( . Save more money and don't cry later
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a b V Motherboard
July 26, 2012 1:35:07 AM

4GB GeiL 800mhz
Viotek 550W PSU (will upgrade when second 460 is bought)
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a b V Motherboard
July 26, 2012 1:36:12 AM

AyuX said:
GET a good GPU :( . Save more money and don't cry later


I cant run SLI 460's with a non-SLI board ;) 
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July 26, 2012 1:40:32 AM

No point in getting an SLI capable board if you won't have any budget left for gpu.

I suspect you'll be quite happy with one gpu that you won't add another too fast.
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a b V Motherboard
July 26, 2012 1:51:10 AM

Its what one should I get first, not what should I get with the expectation of not getting more money :p 
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a b V Motherboard
July 26, 2012 2:11:59 AM

i5 3570k
Corsiar vengance 16GB (4x4) RAM
ASUS P8Z77-V
Hyper 212+
ASUS GTX 560ti SLI
Corsair case (I dont know the name offhand, was a used gift)
1000w Coolermaster SlentPro
1TB + 120GB SSD in RAID
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a b V Motherboard
July 26, 2012 2:39:32 AM

Haha, thats funny, history repeats.

Its a hobby >:D 

So, 680i SLI board, or GTX460 first? :p 

(I need to know what one will be more expensive/harder to get later when I get another 100$)
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a b V Motherboard
July 26, 2012 5:45:29 AM

Last question:

80$ for BFG 680i SLI

or

60$ for 680i SLI LT (the green nvidia one)
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a b V Motherboard
July 26, 2012 8:16:49 PM

That board is not within the 80$ I am willing to spend per part :p 
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