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Old 01-29-2008, 05:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: x38 or 780i

Well if you want the best try to find a DFI X38-T2R

THAT is 1 sexy board
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Old 01-29-2008, 05:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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yeah, it looks ok
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780i will overclock just as well....you are going to be more limited by your temps than by how much you can push the CPU.

i say go 780i and get a GTS later on when the prices drop.
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780i will overclock just as well....you are going to be more limited by your temps than by how much you can push the CPU.

i say go 780i and get a GTS later on when the prices drop.
what about the nb temps? and I just see people like veedub sayin "screw this" with SLi. I dont want to be down that road..
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i've yet to see anyone have problems with SLI that weren't fixed after doing a little research...

i mean, its not complicated....people just go in over their heads and don't research stuff before making a decision/buying or when something goes wrong.

your NB temps are going to be fine, i never once had a problem with my 680i..i could boot my quad at 475FSB (4275MHz)
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a simple thing such as a case fan can fix the northbridge problems
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don't nVidia give you a tiny fan in a box to mount on the Northbridge that goes with the board?
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ya that thing sucks though.. haha, i just placed a 120mm fan next to it.. and problems solved
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yes, but reverse from the 680i, it blows directly onto the GPU...
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well I can get the 780i for 243 shipped. should I do it?
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