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Hey, I am building a computer for the first time and i am wondering if i can use an ATI GFX card in an nVidia based mobo.
ATI seems to have the best low-end bang for the buck.
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post #2 of 18
Believe it or not, I did it, using the X850XT on the A8N-SLi Deluxe Board. I wouldn't suggest using it in crossfire, but you'd have an interesting hack to talk about if and when you got it fully completed. Good luck with that.

In my personal and honest opinion, though..... if you're going ATI with an ATI rig, try an ATI southbridge chipset. The best ones built are the Xpress 3200 chipsets, so keep an eye out for those.

Nvidia, the same..... go for type specifics. You know they work.

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post #3 of 18
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Ok, i think ill just go with nvidia-nvidia or ATI-ATI cuz i dont feel like wasting money in attempted hack(UBER Budget)
Thanks for your help

One more question.
Here are the two graphics cards i have either liked myself or been told to buy.
The one i liked: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131007
The one someone else told me to get: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130052
Which is a better bang for the buck?
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post #4 of 18
You can use any card on any chipset. IE ati on intel,nvidia,sis,Ect. or Nvidia on an ATI chipset ect. There is no problem
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post #5 of 18
Go for the nvidea chipset with an ati card. No hack required.
    
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post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
Oh really? Thats good. Thanks for telling me.
I guess Zorpnic just got the regular results and didnt get lucky
I think i will go ATI because you get 256 bit memory and GDDR3 for cheaper.
Thank You
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post #7 of 18
Whats your budget? We will help choose the perfect card for it.
    
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post #8 of 18
I have the X1900GT. It reatails for $199 On newegg.com (HIS version)

Here are my resuts so far... its a great card
http://www.overclock.net/ati/122295-...ml#post1312914
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post #9 of 18
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my budget? for the whole system the MAX i can spend is about 450, so not alot of room for nice GFX(This is a secondary computer, I already use a Dell Dimension 9150 1 year old 1 gig ram, 256 mb video, crappy dell mobo Pentium D 820)But i do have a salvaged case, drives, sound card, and usb hub.
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Someone modded soem BIOS to run 2 crossfire cards in SLI... can't remember who it was, though.. sorry.
    
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