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Hey i have to warn you that case you have piced for your system (both AMD & Intel) has some of the worse ventiliton that i've seen in a case, have one in the liveing room (basic AMD 1800 so it don't relly matter with that computer much) i would suggest thisAlso Acer is a great company but i would suggest dropping a few inchs and getting a better picture with this one and a videocard like this (i know it's the rebranded 9800GTX+ but the 1GB edition was cheaper then the 1GB 9800GTX+, plus the 1GB was sold out) and a mobo like this. this here is the ram to get and get this for your DVD drive and if you don't plan on SLIing or Crossfireing then that psu is a bit overkill get the this or this
 
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I have to disagree on buying an nVidia chipset board for an Intel chip. Intel chipsets are much, much better. I also have to disagree with the GTX+. The 4870 1GB is faster.
 
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i have the 780i FTW and i love it over every intel chipset board i've ever owned. yes the 4870 1GB is a MUCH faster card i will agree but whats the prices for one of those bad boys rite now, the 250GTS is $160 for the 1GB version and yes i know it's a rebrand card but at a decent price.
 

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i have the 780i FTW and i love it over every intel chipset board i've ever owned. yes the 4870 1GB is a MUCH faster card i will agree but whats the prices for one of those bad boys rite now, the 250GTS is $160 for the 1GB version and yes i know it's a rebrand card but at a decent price.
I test drove a 780i board. My X38 is infinitely more stable, and has many less quirks when it comes to OCing. Had a few 680i boards as well, and those were equally disappointing.
 
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3.75GHz with air on a Q6600 is a good over clock with a 780i mobo
 

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Mine is all nVIDIA.
 
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not that Wile E is wrong but the eVGA 780i is a great board and overclock nicely...
 

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Well, to each their own, but it is fact that Intel chipsets are more stable than their nVidia counterparts. Think about it, Intel makes the chips, it only makes sense that they make a better chipset for it.

The 780i board (reference) was riddled with fsb holes.

The 680i boards wouldn't even take my Q6600 to 3.6Ghz. The X38 had it there on the second boot.

I really wanted the 780 board to work out, because I had a pair of kick-ass clocking Palit 8800GT 1GB's that I really wanted to SLI.
 
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where was the fsb hole at? never had a problem here, the reference 780i board was a great board, because it was such a great board i bought the FTW board, if it sucked i would have stayed away from the FTW board
 

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where was the fsb hole at? never had a problem here, the reference 780i board was a great board, because it was such a great board i bought the FTW board, if it sucked i would have stayed away from the FTW board
I want to say between 425 and 435, and there was another gap too, but that was so long ago, I don't remember clearly.

I have heard the FTW fares much better than the reference boards, tho.
 
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i can't talk with much glory about the FTW board as i havn't went through with a overclocking adventure with this Q6600 on this board, recently swaped because the last one wouldn't get over 3.0