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At the end of the day the 2500>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>9300.
Excellent idea, it's a nice overhaul...for free. So can't complain that it's lacking a alphabetic character.

If only it was just a letter thumb.gif I agree though. I'll bring home a Optiplex 990, gut it, throw the pieces in my antec case and hope SLI works on that OEM board biggrin.gif
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If only it was just a letter thumb.gif I agree though. I'll bring home a Optiplex 990, gut it, throw the pieces in my antec case and hope SLI works on that OEM board biggrin.gif

Pics if it does
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Pics if it does

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Here is the interior of the 990. I should have the room for SLI 470s when I put the board in my Antec 900...should have clearance for the second 470 to hang off the board. or am I wrong? The boards orientation seems to be in line with what will work in my case as well. You guys see any trouble I will run into?


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Here is the interior of the 990. I should have the room for SLI 470s when I put the board in my Antec 900...should have clearance for the second 470 to hang off the board. or am I wrong? The boards orientation seems to be in line with what will work in my case as well. You guys see any trouble I will run into?


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Is it SLI compatable?


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Is it SLI compatable?
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Is there a way for me to find out besides when I attempt to enable it in the nvidia control panel?
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No its not. You should start with more ram really. With my 955, 8gb ram and slightly 460s I hit 90-120 fps constant.
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you need to get a i7 to get rid of the bottleneck. I had a Q9550 on a 780i board running at 3.6ghz and even that couldn't handle my two gtx470's. Even if you have a 790i Mobo and overclocked the chip to 4ghz their would still be a bottleneck.
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you need to get a i7 to get rid of the bottleneck. I had a Q9550 on a 780i board running at 3.6ghz and even that couldn't handle my two gtx470's. Even if you have a 790i Mobo and overclocked the chip to 4ghz their would still be a bottleneck.
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Is there a way for me to find out besides when I attempt to enable it in the nvidia control panel?

it will be on the motherboard. still would get the Free computer tho tongue.gif and buy a nice motherboard biggrin.gif
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post #19 of 22
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I'll go ahead and get the Optiplex 990 try and see if SLI works, I am not going to get my hopes up because I doubt it supports SLI. If so, great if not, I'll pick up an Asus P8Z68 and some quality RAM + 128GB M4 = ~$550
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you need to get a i7 to get rid of the bottleneck. I had a Q9550 on a 780i board running at 3.6ghz and even that couldn't handle my two gtx470's. Even if you have a 790i Mobo and overclocked the chip to 4ghz their would still be a bottleneck.

I am inclined to believe you because in GPU benchmarks the cards show their muscle, if the CPU is whatsoever needed to any extent everything comes to a crawl! mad.gif
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