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Well I have wanted a full ATX sized board for a while now.. This deal looks too good to pass up.. Should I do it?

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post #2 of 9
I would pick that up in a heartbeat if I had a use for it!
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Good board, if i needed one i would be all over it
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Well my confusion is the crossfire aspect.... How would I go about putting another x1800xt 512 in it??? Do I need a CF edition.. Because they are really hard to find and they are overpriced. With the new chipset updates do I need a dongle? Any info would be appreciated..

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post #5 of 9
you would need to find a crossfire edition or "crossfire ready" 1800


And i dont think you will need a dongle, but you may want to check farther than me.
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post #6 of 9
This board is amazing, and I wouldnt miss out because this price wont last long! It's the black Friday Motherboard!
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post #7 of 9
Personally i would get it and worry about crossfire when it comes to it. With a card like that you shouldnt need crossfire for a while anyways so just keep your eyes pealed for a crossfire ready x1800xt
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post #8 of 9
that board is awsome
mine costed me 250€.....aprox 300 dollars

best 939 board i had.....and i had a few

go for it.....just be sure you have a good psu to handle it
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post #9 of 9
Jump that deal man... that is a sweet price!

Were that available at the time of my rig purchase, I probably wouldn't have went with my $87 dfi lanparty NF4-d and 7950gt..... way to go, you just gave me buyer's regret lol
(take that back... I'm going to mod the NF4-D to SLI and Sata 3GB soon and can take advantage of eVGA's stepup program to snag a dx10 card! so I got a decent deal despite the lack of a $80 instant rebate...ok I'm happy again )

As for the crossfire, yes you'd need a crossfire ready x1800, but just because you have a crossfire capable board doesn't mean you have to take advantage of it right off the bat (I bought my lanparty with the intentions of modding it to SLI, but am probably not going to even use it)... just take comfort in knowing its there

Also, DFI lanpartys are handsdown the best OCing (and just THE BEST in general) 939 boards, so don't go thinking that the crossfire is its only selling point
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