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Just get an 8800gt with the money you save on a board by not buying a SLI board. Would preform better.
 
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Originally Posted by Idiot;13805991 
Just get an 8800gt with the money you save on a board by not buying a SLI board. Would preform better.

Well I only have about $90 to spend at the egg that is from a refunded credit.... Sop I'm not looking to purchase anything more than I have in there. That's the reason that I wanted to just use the 2 XFX cards that I have. I would have to sell both of them first to put that money towards an 8800gt later....

how much are the sli Boards running for this chip?
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post #13 of 27
The only problem with that list of boards is they all have Only 1 PCI=E slot, so no SLI!

In that lot of boards, this was the only one I saw that could overclock for you! But like I said, you'd be limited to using only 1 video card.

GIGABYTE GA-P45T-ES3G
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Originally Posted by Inteller;13806117 
The only problem with that list of boards is they all have Only 1 PCI=E slot, so no SLI!

In that lot of boards, this was the only one I saw that could overclock for you! But like I said, you'd be limited to using only 1 video card.

GIGABYTE GA-P45T-ES3G

Yeah I went back and noticed that 1 card situation... So can I use pretty much whatever Ram the Board can handle? If I wanted to get a combo of Ram and Board for under $95 would that even be possible?

P.S. woudn't any of the other boards be able to OC well? I probably wouldn't need the 8+1 that quad cores need, no?
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post #15 of 27
So are you saying that you'd be fine with a board, thats only got 1 PCI-E slot for your card? No SLI?

I picked that one board above the others because of it's P45 chipset! P45 board, especially Gigabyte boards have an excellent FSB, and overclock with little effort!

Ok, I just did an advanced search for any board that will support a Pentium D and 2x PCI-E 16x slots.

New Egg has NONE! That sux!

If you had to have SLI, you could go to eBay, and pick up a cheap board that has what you need???

Just trying to give you alternatives!
Sorry I couldn't help more!
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Originally Posted by Inteller;13806222 
So are you saying that you'd be fine with a board, thats only got 1 PCI-E slot for your card? No SLI?

I picked that one board above the others because of it's P45 chipset! P45 board, especially Gigabyte boards have an excellent FSB, and overclock with little effort!

Yeah, I guess that I would have to be... I could always sell the 2 cards and put that money towards a 8800gt... I don't really even need the PC.. I have basically 2 of the same rig in my sig except my other is an HTPC with an ATI 5450 in it instead of the 5770... I picked up this CPU, motherboard and 2gb of 400mhz Cas3 DDR ram in a nice Tower with a 550w PSU that didn't have a HDD or optical Drive for $50..... Figure that I would complete her, Tune her up and sell her possibly cutting even or maybe even making a few bucks....
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Ok, got ya! Your just trying to get it in working order, so you can sell it!

That tells me a lot more!

Heck of a deal!!!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mastiffman;13805840 
I aquired it from a friend.....

I've never used Clockgen.... Is it any good? I did a stress test for a few minutes on this processor otday at stock speed with Cooler that had only a fasterm fan on it and the thing got about 77*C when I stop the test. Would it be owrth it to throw an extra water cooling loop that I have laying around on it?
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Originally Posted by Inteller;13805891 
About the water cooling loop, most definitely it would be worth it, IF you do plan on overclocking it!

I know some people that used it, and they say it works good, but I have no first hand knowledge.

Seems like a huge waste of a watercooling loop, to me.

Inteller: Check out the "edit" button, man. wink.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity;13806330 
Seems like a huge waste of a watercooling loop, to me.

Inteller: Check out the "edit" button, man. wink.gif

I agree now! & not sure what you mean by:
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Inteller: Check out the "edit" button, man.

Ok, so are you trying to tell me I'm making to many post??? Just guessing here???
Edited by Inteller - 6/8/11 at 11:25pm
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Quote:
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I agree now! & not sure what you mean by:

Check your post at number 15. A mod edited your triple posting for you: "Last edited by justarealguy : 3 Minutes Ago at 02:21 AM Reason: triple post, please use the edit button "

It's considered impolite to post 2-3 times in a row (with no one else posting in between.) If you want to add something and no one else has posted yet, just edit your last post. Just trynna be helpful (so don't take it the wrong way).
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