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Will that be enough for half a year to a year???
    
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i got a zalman i can overclock it a little but probaly not
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would it be smarter to get a 6400 or 6300 cpu and wait for the kensfield to lower prices?
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post #84 of 103
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Originally Posted by decapitator
what a conroe board that can handle pc 8500 ram and has two 16xspeed pci-e slots?

Do yourself a favor and get a P5B deluxe, Kingston Hyper-X 8500 RAM and a single video card with dual GPU's. You will save alot of money and hassle.
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what wrong with the p5w?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by decapitator
what wrong with the p5w?

Nothing wrong with it, the P5W is a fine board....But, the P5B deluxe has higher memory bandwidth capability. That combined with a 16X PCIx dual GPU video card will service you well. and you don't have to mess with two times the Video hardware. Rule #1: The less hardware you got, the less likely a failure is to occur.
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post #87 of 103
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i plan on getting sli though. isn't the 975x better than the 965 chipset?
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post #88 of 103
965 is the newer and better chipset, and is combined with the better southbridge(ICH8R v. ICH7R). The only advantage of the, older, 975X is the support for Crossfire (and SLI with modded drivers) at x8,. x8 mode.
    
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post #89 of 103
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the p5b has dual 8x speeds in sli and can handle faster ram timings at 1066 right
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post #90 of 103
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
cgrado: incorrect again. It's not the technology, it's the board. There are chipsets and motherboards that DO offer dual x16 bandwidth for Crossfire, like the (AMD platform) Asus A8R32 MVP Deluxe

Not many SLI boards are x16, x16 either...only the top end boards.

Let's hope DFI comes through with the new ATI chipset for Intel boards.

Finally, thre is no real difference in performance. No card even maxes out x8, x8 at the moment.
Also the DFI is Dual 16x When in crossfire or single mode.
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