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Old 11-20-2007, 06:13 AM   #11 (permalink)
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So, what is the difference between these two boards:

EVGA 122-CK-NF63-TR - $179.99
Newegg.com - EVGA 122-CK-NF63-TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 - $259.99
Newegg.com - EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Because I'm not seeing a huge difference and I would think there should be something noticeable for +$80.
The only thing I see different is VERY minimal, and it's that the NF68-A1 has an audio chipset name/brand "Azalia (HDA)".
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i would want a pci-e2 mobo to match that pci-e2 8800GT tbh.

780i (DDR2) comes out VERY soon. Gigabyte 780i motherboard, the GA-780SLi-DS5.. Tri SLi.. ouch 3x8800GT
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So, what is the difference between these two boards:

EVGA 122-CK-NF63-TR - $179.99
Newegg.com - EVGA 122-CK-NF63-TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 - $259.99
Newegg.com - EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Because I'm not seeing a huge difference and I would think there should be something noticeable for +$80.
The only thing I see different is VERY minimal, and it's that the NF68-A1 has an audio chipset name/brand "Azalia (HDA)".
Why the $100 difference in price or almost Identical EVGA MOBOs?
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i would want a pci-e2 mobo to match that pci-e2 8800GT tbh.

780i (DDR2) comes out VERY soon. Gigabyte 780i motherboard, the GA-780SLi-DS5.. Tri SLi.. ouch 3x8800GT
That's true. This is speculation. I wouldn't do this for about a month so we'll see. My 8800GT comes in next Monday, the 26th

According to that post, the most expensive one (68-A1) is so because it it more "geared" towards a quad than a dual and it includes all cables necessary? That seems steep for +$80. I have plenty of cable lying around and I'd like to see some benches for the difference of a quad's performance on each board.
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That's true. This is speculation. I wouldn't do this for about a month so we'll see. My 8800GT comes in next Monday, the 26th



According to that post, the most expensive one (68-A1) is so because it it more "geared" towards a quad than a dual and it includes all cables necessary? That seems steep for +$80. I have plenty of cable lying around and I'd like to see some benches for the difference of a quad's performance on each board.
the 68-A1 also supports Penryn aswell, I think.
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That's true. This is speculation. I wouldn't do this for about a month so we'll see. My 8800GT comes in next Monday, the 26th

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the 68-A1 also supports Penryn aswell, I think.
I'm not sure what Penryn affects. Isn't that the Xeons which are server CPU's? My Q6600 is Kentsfield.
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FWIW, you can get the A1 version for 215 from buy.com and it has a 20$ rebate.

Buy.com - EVGA nForce 680i SLI Intel Socket 775 ATX Motherboard - 122-CK-NF68-A1

Seems it went up a few bucks since i got mine.
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i have the 68-A1

the newest BIOS are great for OCing a quad.

why are the A1's now $260? i paid $210 for mine brand new from clubit.
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