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You only will need SLI if you get a high res monitor (1680x1050 / 1600x1200 or better)

And also, a single 8800GTX will beat dual 7950GT's easily!
WHAT seriously? that doesnt make sense

I bet dual 8800GTX arent right to get either atm cause that would be power WAY ahead of games right nows

What North/South bridges would I want in a motherboard..Theirs so many I dont how you tell which are better. Or how about onboard chipsets?
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A single 8800GTX paired with an E6600 or better CPU exceeds 12k in 3DMark06... those cards are just insanely powerful. And yes, a pair of those is too much right now

Chipsets:
Best overclocker: Intel P965 Express. Low budget boards with a single PCI-E x16 slot (Gigabyte S3, Asus P5B); more expensive ones with two (Asus P5B Deluxe). Those with two support Crossfire (bandwidth at x16, x4 only though), and can handle SLI with modded drivers (not sure if there are any newer versions of those modded drivers)
Best for Crossfire: Intel 975X. Good overclocker, Crossfire at x8, x8. SLI with modded drivers. See comment above about drivers. A good one is the Asus P5W DH Deluxe
SLI: 680i. SLI at x16, x16. Best is the Asus Striker Extreme (but that one is $400). I'd wait a bit to see how these really pan out.
    
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A single 8800GTX paired with an E6600 or better CPU exceeds 12k in 3DMark06... those cards are just insanely powerful. And yes, a pair of those is too much right now

Chipsets:
Best overclocker: Intel P965 Express. Low budget boards with a single PCI-E x16 slot (Gigabyte S3, Asus P5B); more expensive ones with two (Asus P5B Deluxe). Those with two support Crossfire (bandwidth at x16, x4 only though), and can handle SLI with modded drivers (not sure if there are any newer versions of those modded drivers)
Best for Crossfire: Intel 975X. Good overclocker, Crossfire at x8, x8. SLI with modded drivers. See comment above about drivers. A good one is the Asus P5W DH Deluxe
SLI: 680i. SLI at x16, x16. Best is the Asus Striker Extreme (but that one is $400). I'd wait a bit to see how these really pan out.
Thinking I'll go with this one (Asus P5B Deluxe)...So the 957X you have is the best one for crossfire? but I dont like crossfire much to much of a hasle...SLI is much better anyways. You were saying you can run those boards at SLI with SLi madded Drivers...does this have side effects or bugs..

Also I was wondering about water cooling and whats a good water cooling package..where you have everything you need right out of the box and its just as good. easy

P.S. Seems like your the only one that comments/ helps on here lol
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Err.. First, Crossfire is not a hassle. And Second, Crossfire beats SLI easily (except with 8800's of course). Before the 8800, my rig was the top rig in 3DMark benchies here on the forum. There were some SLI rigs that beat me, but it took a 4.0GHz Core 2 Duo CPU to do so... with equal CPU power, SLI can't beat Crossfire.

Don't say SLI is better. Not true!

The Asus P5B Deluxe is the best board to get for overclocking. No other board right now matches it.

Sorry, I don't know much about water cooling . Best is to start a new thread in the water cooling section.
    
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