Originally Posted by veedubfreak
Ah i was thinking the 680 was the better board over the 650. I guess i'll check those out tommorow.
I'm not saying it isn't a better board becuase it does have better overclocking features as well as just a few more general features. However the standard user, even myself could take a cheap 650i board such as the P6N and make it work pretty **** good in SLI. Considering that there is no bottleneck having one x8 lane in SLI...simply becuase cards have not needed that much bandwidth yet. This is why PCI-E 2.0 is stupid.
If you were to compare the P6N 650i to the board Mgcook has you would pay double for:
An extra PCI-E lane which is not needed
Slightly better cooling of the Nb/SB which is not really needed anyway
A slightly better onboard sound chip( I doubt you could tell them apart too much)
Dual Gigabyte Lan ports (not really needed usually)
Better overall overclocking board
Now as you see the board is better but the only thing that if I were buying that board would care to have would be the better overclocking options, which the 650i overclocks well for it's money. I'm not saying never buy the 680i but if anyone is on a budget do not think that the 650i are outdated becuase like **** they are.