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Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by W2hCYK, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. Josh154

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    Yeah i love evga and definitely want that board. I forget who it was that was having the problems. The guy had bought the board from kieX i know and was running two gtx 275's on it. I think it may have been don. Hopefully he can chime in here and let me know if their good boards or not.
     
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    The EVGA board has been fine for me, but its not perfect. No deal breakers though as I would've swapped it out had it given me too much trouble.

    The 758s that had issues, that I remember, were the old ones. So I doubt you will run into any SLI issues with the board you linked.

    Don't worry I picked the EVGA board in part for it's looks too :D
     
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    Okay cool! So it's a board like this one which is basically the board i want but the older model that has the issues with SLI?

    I don't know why other manufacturers don't go for eye candy like evga does. I'd pay a extra 10-20 bucks for it honestly.
     
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    There was a model before that looked like the old school 780i boards (green, white, blue, silver), that is the one I believe I read to stay away from.
     
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    Oh yeah i remember seeing that one also on ebay for like 130. Newegg also has it for 130. Im definitely thinking about picking up this board after christmas. I figured id buy the board and ram off the egg in case i need to RMA in the future it's just much easier. Im going all out on this build with good quality stuff as i wont be upgrading this build for a LONG time. At least cpu/ram/mobo situation. Gpu's heck yes their getting upgraded!

    Oh and i can tri SLI on this board too ;)

    I just need to wait and see what more people say about the board.
     
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    just saw the link you had posted in your earlier post of the EVGA board. That board looks sick!
     
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    Don't buy that board from that Ebay seller:

    Seller refurbished: An item that has been restored to working order by the eBay seller or a third party not approved by the manufacturer. This means the item has been inspected, cleaned, and repaired to full working order and is in excellent condition. This item may or may not be in original packaging.

    Prob does not come with a warranty...
     
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    Oh yeah im not buying that ebay board. Id buy the newer model off the egg. I posted the ebay board asking if that one was the one they had issues with but it was the earleir model like this one.

    Here is the board ill most likely be getting if no one has any complaints on this board using sli and what not.
     
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    Hmm why the hate of evga boards? Im definitely taking your reply into considerisation but i would just like to know what's so bad about them. The only thing im not really liking is a 1year warranty. Other then that i think the board look's great and all newegg reviews seem to be positive.
     
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    Hmm that is a pretty good deal. I have been PM'ing don and the board he was having issues with was the very first 758 board that looked like the older 780i board with the green RAM slots.

    I think i may go with the evga board. I should be selling the laptop today which will be about $100 in my pocket towards a board. Will have another $100-$150 coming in at christmas time which will then pay the difference for the board. Then buy the digitzer and back plate for the itouch and sell that and buy my ram and board! After that run an amazing system!
     
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    So, the 470 that I am trying to sell hasn't sold yet. I have a friend who'll let me know by tonight if he wants to trade his 460 + $80 for my 470. In that case, my folding rig will have a 470, a 460 and maybe a 9800GX2.

    EDIT:

    Some sweet deals here:
    EVGA GTX580 reference for 400, shipped
    EVGA GTX 460 Superclocked edition, 115, shipped
    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1570543
    PS - both of these are review cards, so they've only been very lightly used, Grab the 460, someone! It'll make me feel better. :p

    I would totally jump on the 460 if I had the cash.
     
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    Why not just keep the 470 your trying to sell and put it in the q6600 rig?
     
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    I would've but I kinda need the cash. Still need to buy my gf a gift for christmas...lol. I doubt she'd accept a GTX 470. In fact, I'm thinking of not doing the trade w/ my friend and just selling the 470 outright for 200
     
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    Got one, should be here tomorrow.:rockout:

    Also picked up another 460 today.
    MSI N460GTX Hawk GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-b...
    Nice deal for a heck of a card, got one already and they OC fairly easy. first one is running 900/1680 with just a little bump in volts.:)
     
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    And according to USPS, you should have the 470 by Wed.
     
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    Oh yeah im sure she wouldn't like that so much haha. If only every girl would like that :D Im startin to get sick of goin for all the hot ones that are DTF got the big ol boobies but are bitches and think ur a frickin nerd for having computers with a window and radiator. They just don't know the relationship we have with out computers :roll:

    Im thinkin about just trying to find a good looking girl, who doesn't care if i spend hours gaming, doesn't care if i spend money on computers, is ready to get sum whenever and best of all, she ain't a bitch like most other girls out there these days.

    It would be even best to find a girl that enjoys playing games with you but dam you can't have a girl that doesn't give a shit about how she looks or whatever and is addicted to wow LMAO

    Anyways thats a great price on that card i would totally buy it if i could afford it.

    Shoulda just bought his other 470! :p
     
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    Words of wisdom...
     
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    Those Hawk cards are very nice though, can't be the temps with the aftermarket cooler on them.
     
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    Exactly the Hawk series is the coolest running/best OC'd GPU out there I think.:D
    :rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout:
     
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    Geez, USPS is doing a terrible job during these holidays. My 480 was supposed to be here on Fri, and its not here yet. I shipped TexBill his 470 over 5 days ago and they haven't updated the tracking even once. Sheesh
     
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    It's the holidays everybody is mailing packages this time of the year.
    Plus we've had some bad weather, which doesn't help.
     
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    How about:
    Kingston HyperX 8GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory Module - KHX1600C9D3K4/8GX 8GB (4 x 2GB) - 1600MHz DDR3-1600/PC3-12800 - Non-ECC - DDR3 SDRAM - 240-pin DIMM for $75 after MIR. That's 37.50 per 2 x 2GB! buy.com
     
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    I take it they didn't follow through with my 2 day shipping either?
     

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