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01-28-08, 05:27 PM
bye bye $15 for EAR shipping :cry:

heres to #3 that will hopefully be here by friday :beer:

I wish I wasn't so broke right now, I'd just get an x38 mobo :headexplode:

01-28-08, 07:06 PM
What the hell do you do to go through 3 mobos, pour water on them ......lol:D

01-28-08, 07:12 PM
What the hell do you do to go through 3 mobos, pour water on them ......lol:D

Its a 680i, self explanatory :D

01-28-08, 07:18 PM
He tried to mate with them.

01-28-08, 07:23 PM

Fathertime36 I wish I knew..

01-28-08, 07:24 PM
this will be the last one tho, maybe I'll go for a cheap p35 mobo to hold me over till nehalem.

01-28-08, 08:13 PM
680i reference boards use cheap components.

01-28-08, 08:15 PM
Fate is telling you to go Intel chipset... dont fight it! :p

01-28-08, 08:27 PM
heh while I wait for my 680i mobo I have to revert back to my old p955 aw8-max board... yay, Pentium D 950 :headexplode:

01-28-08, 08:39 PM
Xion X2 went through 4 or 5, didn't he?

01-28-08, 09:13 PM
I think it was four, but yeah, his all died within a period of like three months. I would have killed someone by now if that were the case :p

My first 680i died less than a month and a half after getting it, at least I got a couple of months out of this one. I am gonna be looking for a new mobo ASAP after I get this RMA.

01-28-08, 09:18 PM
That's lousy, hopefully 780 is better, but that doesn't do you much good atm. Hope you have better luck with the new one.

01-28-08, 09:27 PM
My eVGA 680i has been running great since November 06.

01-28-08, 10:03 PM
My hp blackbird 002 Asus Striker Extreme 680i Also runs smooth! :) I think it was more of hp working the bios revision over with v5.05 because on boot the screen bios loads hp blackbird 002 and it's not an Asus bios for the record.

01-28-08, 10:13 PM
umm... thats great, mines doesn't, what does that have to do with my post? :lol:

01-28-08, 11:11 PM
They're just pouring a little salt in the wound...

Seriously though, that sucks man. I hope they get it sorted out for you. Does nvidia realize how many costumers they're loosing? I guess not if everyone's just eating the cost, but it's gonna bite them in the end.

01-28-08, 11:13 PM
even if the next nvidia board descended out of the heavens and was plated in gold and granted everlasting life.. you still couldn't get me to go near it :lol:

01-29-08, 10:33 AM
Sorry to hear that man, have you thought about putting it on ebay? Then just get a intel chipset.

01-29-08, 10:43 AM
Both my Striker Extreme and Abit IN9-32X MAX have just died. The striker after 10 months and the Abit as soon as I tried to put a card in the bottom PCI-E slot. I got the infamous 'A0' error code (northbridge hardware failure). As soon as I said 'A0' to the guy at the shop he handed me my cash back. I guess it's a common problem.

As good as the P5K Prem was I just couldn't go back to not having SLI. Fingers crossed the Striker II Formula will be better. It's perfect ATM.

After the Striker Extreme, the P5K seemed to be so featureless. Good and stable, but missing alot of stuff i've gotten used to. Also the new mobo has 'load-line calibration' :)

01-29-08, 11:28 AM
I've only gotten the FF error code

01-29-08, 11:36 AM
FF = fully functional :headexplode:

nice, well I hope this 680i works well for at least a month or two until I can get another board :captnkill:

last night I took everything out of my case and transplanted my Abit AW8-Max... gotta wait for the RMA on my memory as well. Now where did I put my Corsair 667 DDR2 :lol:

Man I've had the best luck with this build, I've had to RMA my video card twice and now the motherboard twice. First time for the memory tho, hope the cpu or the psu or my HD don't decide to go as well..

01-29-08, 01:25 PM
Mines becoming alittle unstable now, had it since it came out, sent a number of emails to ABIT but the f**kers won't email back. Needless to say atleast you can RMA yours.

01-29-08, 01:53 PM
I went through 5, kept getting the double dash error....

I bought a P5K deluxe and have never looked back.

I miss the Nforce 4 days.

I would like NVIDIA memory controllers back as well as their network perf.

01-30-08, 07:16 AM
I wonder just how much all these failures have cost nVidia, mobo makers and even us end users. I'd be very supprised if anyone had made a good profit overall.

When a 680i board fails due to a bad chipset, who has to foot the bill. Is in on nVidia, the mobo maker or both? Just wondering. I recon about 1/3 to 1/2 of all 680i boards fail in the 1st year. That's a total guess but I bet i'm not far off.

01-30-08, 07:20 AM
Mines becoming alittle unstable now, had it since it came out, sent a number of emails to ABIT but the f**kers won't email back. Needless to say atleast you can RMA yours.

I've had a couple of dealings with Abit UK over the phone and the Japanise dude I spoke to couldn't have been more helpful. I would try calling them, bud.