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Old 02-20-2008, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have the 680i SE atm, my specs are in my sig. I am thinking of buying bigapl's mobo.

The reason for this is the 680i SE does not support quad core overclocking...

Would bigapl1's mobo be a good quick fix/good fix for my oc'ing needs?

Newegg.com - ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

I believe that is his mobo

Parting out my computers
This is his selling thread.
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Default Re: Mobo buying question.

Not sure. The 650i that i had while my board was in RMA was a hunk of crap. Personally i just steer clear of anything that isnt top end anymore.
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Default Re: Mobo buying question.

Hmm, we'll why was it a hunk of crap? I think what i will end up doing is this...

Buying this mobo.
Sell my 680i SE, and survive with the 650i for a while.
Look for a good deal on a 780i.


But if the 650i serves it's purpouse then i wouldnt up it to a 780i...


I dont think the 650i has good sli support because isnt the 680i 16x for each card? and the 650i would be 8x? thats quite alot less performance :/
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Ya, the 650i is 8x/8x, at least the one i had was. I say it was crap because i couldnt overclock AT ALL. No matter what combination of settings i used, it would fail to boot and i had to reset the cmos jumper.
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I think i will have to not buy this, i reserached a bit, and I think the best move is to save up for a 780i.

Thank you veedub, sorry bigapl.
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