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Old 09-18-2008, 12:18 AM   #1
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i dont know which one to get. I want one to be able to OC an E7200 to 3.0Ghz, thats probably as high as i will go.
either the XFX 680i LT SLI board for $99.99
http://microcenter.com/single_produc...uct_id=0283278
or should i fork out the extra $50 for the MSI 750i SLI?
http://microcenter.com/single_produc...uct_id=0293610
If i get the XFX, then there might be a chance i will get the E8400 (i think it was... or which ever one was clocked at 3.0Ghz)

i am pretty much getting the board and processor from my local microcenter next month, and get a PSU from newegg. i know its cheaper from newegg, but i dont want to RMA the board if anything goes wrong.

or you guys want, you guys can suggest a board from microcenter thats about or less than the MSI one.
Not sure if i am going to run SLI, but i would like to have it as a future upgrade.
If the Q6600 would have a price drop near the time i would get the processor and board, then i would go with the Q6600.

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Old 09-18-2008, 02:40 AM   #2
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Id save up the extra $50.

Edit - The Q6600 isnt that bad priced, Why not save up?
The E7200 is $120 The Q6600 is $190. Save an extra $70.
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The E7200 is $100 at microcenter.
http://microcenter.com/single_produc...uct_id=0288157
and i think the Q6600 is $180 at microcenter last time i checked.
http://microcenter.com/single_produc...uct_id=0283289
so thats fairly close to $100, and with that money, i can use it to buy a good quality PSU.
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Old 09-18-2008, 01:51 PM   #4
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Oh sorry, I didnt realize the E7200 wa only $100.
Its basicaly what ever you want with the mobo. Most people will say get the 750i. Either way, its what YOU want.
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Save up for the extra 50$
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i pretty much dont care.
i just want one that can help me OC to 3.0 GHZ, and last me for about a year.
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