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Old 11-29-2007, 06:43 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Meh, my p5k didnt overclock all that great, although it was just the vanilla version. I much prefer my ds3r and 680i boards.
680I is nothing compared to a P35 chipset and it lags behind evertyhing else. Any vanilla board isnt great. The deluxe version is much much better.
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At the time the deluxe was 299 so it was way more than i wanted to pay. Sadly the 680i is currently the only way to run SLI though. I'm seriously debating on going to an x38 board with 2 3870s once i find some for a reasonable price.
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:55 PM   #43 (permalink)
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x38 will work just fine...no need to callback and switch to p5k
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At the time the deluxe was 299 so it was way more than i wanted to pay. Sadly the 680i is currently the only way to run SLI though. I'm seriously debating on going to an x38 board with 2 3870s once i find some for a reasonable price.
But X48 is about to come out along with 7xxx series chipset.

And why overpay for the X38 when the P5K will do fine ?
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:59 PM   #45 (permalink)
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i already called them and got the return processed. so now im waiting on the mb to arrive to send it back
btw 20$ extra for the ix38 dont matter i just want something better suited for me. and which will last me longer and be a better investment in the long run.
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hi mate,

so whats your new revised specs?

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shaolin the 780i might be DDR3 only i thought
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I know the x48 boards will only support ddr3.
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shaolin the 780i might be DDR3 only i thought
i believe its the 790 that is DDR3
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and ur willing to pay 500$ for 4gb RAM?
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