Need help choosing the fastest 680i board, reply plz~

SoMiao

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As the topic, im planning to buy a 680i mobo, also planned to oc it at least till 500fsb... so which is the fastest board out thr? evga or asus? some review says its the striker extreme, some says its the evga 680i.... im realy confuse and realy need help, since i read hundreds of review site, all gave different results.... T.T
so guys plz post ur comment on which is the fastest 680i board...
 

SoMiao

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realy dying for help here, can u guys post a reply?
just read a forum that evga oc to 522fsb(stable)
the asus oc to 450(stable)
do u all agree?
 

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I think it's safe to say that your mileage may vary on any of the boards available with a 680i chip set. They have similar overclocking abilities, and most reviews are old at this point so who knows where they all stand with new firmware updates.

You should really choose by features. Some of the companies out there have added a lot of nice features to the reference board.
 

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issit truethat their performance are same? can some1 pot a triker tat exceeds 500+fb??
Wow

I think you need a new 's' key, 'h' key, and possibly a spacebar.

Are you asking if the asus striker has posted 500fsb?
 

SoMiao

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Sorry for my wrong spelling above, i was using a onscreen keyboard...
yeah i mean could the striker exyreme exceeds 500fsb as the evga680i?
caz the review that i read was realy old...
oh bout the dfi 680i, i realy like it bt i just dont support ram above ddr800
T.T i was a dfi fan....

other who see this plz reply n giv ur comments plz...
 

jamiepotter

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Well the Asus Striker is the best board out there, but it costs (and probably isn't worth it). It's what extreme overclockers are using: if you look on 3dMark, they're all using this board, so yeah, it will give you the highest fsb possible.
 

SoMiao

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Well i don care for the price... how fast its is and its ocing capabilities is wut im concern.... i love the dfi mobo, bt its a 680i lt, nt a 680i!
any one hav ideas? will dfi realese a 680i(not 680i lt) mobo? desperate for help here....
 

SoMiao

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i think i'll rather get the striker rathe thn the gigabye... reason? its faster, more ocyable, more stable, n feature loaded n pretty, with those lights, bling bling XD

Still waiting for dfi though, if thrs a 680i out at may, i'll grab it... i wont get the lt caz it doesn support ram above ddr800 T.T
 

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?????

Your 'reason' here is flat out incorrect, according to the article I just linked...

If the Gigabyte board is available, I would think that it's a no-brainer. That review couldn't be more glowing: it's positively drool-worthy as a board.
 

SoMiao

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well, theres alot of proof that the striker is the fastest board availeble now, since it also has a nice bundle.... i might as well get it, read the comment on newegg to c which board is faster... XD
well dfi is nt goin to make a 680i so i might as well get a striker...
agree?
 

SoMiao

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Thx for the reply...
But im still nt convinced that the striker is the fastest 680i, i'll maybe wait for the dfi...
just cant made up my mind... :wink:
 

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cheapest 680i board is the Asus P5N32-E SLI, it underperforms the Striker very very very marginally in some tests and out perfromed it in other tests( again marginally ), google the comparison, its on the web im just at work and cant be hunting around for links if you get me. Anyways bottom line is how big is your wallet :)
 

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I can't for the life of me understand why you've dismissed the Gigabyte offering. Is it because you don't like mobos that begin with the letter 'g'? Seriously, wtf?
 

SoMiao

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No.... its just because they r nt that goodlooking a performs slightly slower thn asus or dfi... well, any1 know whn is the dfi 680i coming out?
 

SoMiao

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well im building my machine on may, bt does the dfi support memmory above ddr800? at the spec sheets of dfi rd600 it say i supports up to ddr800 bt in reviews and reporst say it can support more thn that.... lol
well i think i'll wait for the dfi 680i lt, bt whn is it comin out? :(
 

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As long as your ram and cooling are good then you should get >500fsb. The lanparty caters for this by having extra good cooling on the northbridge. If you look at the xtremesystem thread someone has managed 525.
 

SoMiao

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well im for the dfi board... dut i duno whn it will hit the shelves...
it oc's like a beast... in a sample board with first realesed bios it did 525fsb wtf the evga did it only after numorous dios updates... kudos to dfi.... i think now im biased XD
 

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Asus used to make decent motherboards but recently ive seen very cheap boards from this huge manifacturor
You may consider Evga 680i mobo