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Same slot layout on all 680i-boards?

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I've seen a few 680i boards now, and what I think is odd is that they all seem to have the same number of pci and pci ex. slots.

 

Is this just a coincidence, or is this the only way they can make boards with this chipset?

 

I remember when I bought my Expert I looked at nearly a dozen motherboards - all with different layouts (all NF4-boards), I kinda miss this with this chipset.

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Yeah there all the same the only difference is evga uses a cheaper NB and SB cooler. If you look the striker has all that copper around it where evga uses a little aluminum.

 

It's not copper, just looks like it. ;)

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What thats painted plastic? For a over 400 dollar board I would expect real copper wouldnt you.:mad:

 

I'd assume aluminum still, just coated with a copper finish of sorts. Honestly I'm not sure it'd be wise to slap that much pure copper on a motherboard, be pretty hefty.

 

Some people have found there is no gas in the tubes as well...$400 well spent I guess.

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I doubt you'll see many different board layouts. Unless and until the chipset becomes as repsected and used as something like the nF4 chipset there's just no reason to reengineer the whole thing.

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Yeah I was sort of interested in the copper design at first since it looked like all the ones around the CPU were pure copper but its proably like the evga. On the evga all around the CPU is plastic heatsinks. How they work I dont know. Alot of people over on the evga forum are having problems with super high mcp and spp temps.

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