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Old March 8, 2008, 10:06 AM
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Default I want my 790i!

I think upgrade time is nearing at last for me. After reading about the 611 FSB on an unmodded 790i, I know what I want now.

Dinos22 from team aussie made it to 5.7GHz and while there are a few people over 6 on intel, it's an awesome FSB with the wolfdale.

Hopefully the retail boards live up to this example.

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Old March 8, 2008, 11:17 AM
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Would be awesome if i had the money for DDR3
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Old March 8, 2008, 06:33 PM
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now thats what i'm waiting for lol an e8500 with that 790i and DDR3 with a phasechange unit OMG makes me shake
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now thats what i'm waiting for lol an e8500 with that 790i and DDR3 with a phasechange unit OMG makes me shake
I hear its also got an incinerator to burn up money in the rare event you have any left over.
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i hope this one works better than the 680i...im on my second one now, and still cant get my ram up to stock speed =( when i built this system my goal was to be able to upgrade to quad core with sli...after all my trouble with this 680i i pretty much swore to switch back to intel chipsets, but i have been watching the 790i out the corner of my eye. if this comes out and lasts a few months without major trouble i would be glad to get one, but after my current situation, theres no way ill be jumping on the nvidia mobo bandwagon again...
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Old March 8, 2008, 10:48 PM
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The 680i is a good RAM overclocker
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The 680i is a good memory killer.. just ask my Team Xtreem I had to RMA
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The 680i is a good RAM overclocker
yup, thats one of the reasons i wanted one, but after my experience i have 'trust issues' with 680i. im pretty sure we are breaking up.
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Anyone else remember when the 680i came out and all the "Pro" overclockers were getting insane scores but when the mobo was actually released it overclocked WELL but not anywhere near what was first reported. The issue is that Nvidia gives these guys more that one HAND-PICKED motherboard in order to start some hype about the product.

While I am impressed by these results, I am setting myself up to be disappointed by the 790i when users begin reporting results.

EDIT: I was one of the many who bought a 680i and have since had to RMA it twice...so maybe I am a bit bitter about this whole 790i affair. In a perfect world, we would all be able to look into the future to see the issues that pop up with longterm use of a certain piece of hardware. But, this isn't a perfect world and I will probably seriously look into a 790i since my SLI setup has been sitting in my old s939 system for far too long. I just won't expect the hit the speeds these guys are getting out of it nor will I base my expectations off of what they have achieved.

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Old March 9, 2008, 11:35 AM
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Speaking from my own experience with 3 680i boards (which all 3 had memory controller issues), I will not buy a 780i, nor a 790i. The future will tell me if I made the right choice with my last purchase (Maximus Extreme).
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