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thnx 4 the help guys keep em coming if you got any other ideas
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Right now we've been focusing on the P965 Express chipset boards. Aer you planning Crossfire or SLI? In that case a 975X based borad might be better... let us know.
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart
Right now we've been focusing on the P965 Express chipset boards. Aer you planning Crossfire or SLI? In that case a 975X based borad might be better... let us know.
good point^

i completely forget about crossfire...

yes i think i would like to go crossfire in the future or atleast have the option so could you show me the best/med price range for the crossfire boards? thnx again

@chozart: Also i was thinking i would just keep the ram i have and get a mobo that supports my ram and can upgrade to DDR2 in the future(Same a lot of money)... i know those kind of boards dont OC well but im not really worried about OCing. Chozart do you think that is a bad idea? Right now i have a asrock mobo and havent had any major problems with it(althought its not the greastest OCing mobo)
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i would definitely go DDR2 with C2D. anything less is NOT recommended. teh DDR boards are crap i'm pretty sure.

as for XFIRE
really good


Really good too
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These motherboards support crossfire:

P5B Deluxe
MSI P965 PLatinum
Gigabyte DQ6

and then all of the 975X ones...
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thnx cgrado ive definitly got a lot of thinking to do now lol. also do you guys think at this point in time it would be worth going SLI with two X1900XT's when DX10 is right around the corner?


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well, id say buying a $600 card isn't worh it right now... If you want a high-end card, wait for G80, less than two weeks away now. BUT make sure you have a very nice PSU>

HINT: ATis don't sli

EDIT: With the E6300 definately go 965P. My pick is the P5B Deluxe becuase you can crossfire and it is feature packed. The DQ6 is better but more expensive.
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almost everyone here will say, wait, don't waste your money.
and yes, you will need a NICE PSU or else you won't be able to handle it. the GTXs are rumored to need to 6pin pci-e connectors. which is most likely true. the GTSs will probably only need one.
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The GTS requires 26A on the 12V while the GTX takes 30A.

SO...sli GTXs need 60A...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NrGx
The GTS requires 26A on the 12V while the GTX takes 30A.

SO...sli GTXs need 60A...
and hence:
The beast!

(that's the one, correct?)
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