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post #11 of 22
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You have a great point also. The problem is that finding an ultra-d for what I can spend right now is probably not going to happen.
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post #12 of 22
Yeah, UberN00B, but its not that often that someone buys two cards at the same time for Crossfire - normally they buy one first and then another one 6 months, a year, even two years down the line.

beret - I would say away from the CFX3200; before DFI-Street went down there was a thread in which the CFX was getting pummelled, and many people were suprised that the board hadn't yet been recalled as there were loads of threads asking for help; IIRC one of them was about 50 pages on the CFX, all of them asking for help
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post #13 of 22
Ok here are some issues for you to be aware of on that board...

The ULI controller sucks for raid.... it seems to take a long time to boot to windows when it starts acting up... and it will freeze during sessions for 5-10 seconds...

as for crossfire...Yes it will out bench SLI but true story is..in real world with that board a single card will perform better...fpr some reason in crossfire the graphics just arent there...

That board is a killer overclocker as long as you dont plan on running raid... and the other raid controller is slow....

The board itslef is fine...it's just the ULI chip bios stinks and there isnt going to be any fixes for it...

The Ultra-D and the SLI-D(R)'s are a good bet...I love my SLI-DR as it was the easiest clocking boards I've owned....3G's was a breeze...

I practically (but didnt) booted at 300x10 with 1.5vcore and ram at 3-4-4-8 at 2.9.....
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Hey yea lisent to him...he helped me get to were I'm currently at hes good
 
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Dang. You're on stock cooling too?
yea I'm using the Stock opty cooler...its got heat pipes. but at my current Vcore and speed temps are starting to look iffy. But havent broke 55C yet. my PWMIC is in the red tho....idk wat that is..but its 57C...its been 60C before tho
 
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post #16 of 22
it's rated for higher than that but you're getting close to where you dont want to be....I'd look at a better cooler...

The 4-pipe heatpipe cooler is a awesome cooler...made by foxconn... I thought about pulling the fan out and modding a 80mm to 92mm fan adaptor to the heatsink to help remove more heat...might work for you...
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post #17 of 22
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Well.. looks like I just bid on a CFX3200 for really no reason then. Lol. As i said before, not unless someone is selling an Ultra-D for cheap(which I highly doubt) I can't really afford a new motherboard.
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post #18 of 22
look on pricewatch.com and see if you can find a deal...
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post #19 of 22
The ULI raid controller, as stated before, is garbage. I would keep an eye out for a deal on an UltraD The deals come up from time to time, as they are phasing out the skt 939 platform. I am super happy with the UltraD though, and it was preaty much a plug and play board for me.

Also, I am suggesting the UltraD as the cfx3200 can be problematic, and the x-fire is not really necassary considering the r600 is right around the corner
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post #20 of 22
Don't buy A DFI mobo...
DFI-Street is no longer up..
(Search it on Overclock.net).
They won't be supported for a while, won't be worth doing.
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