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I'm looking to swap out my mobo because it doesn't allow me to adjust the vcore and I'm just generally not happy with its performance. I'm also looking to upgrade my gpu to a full 16x Sli setup if I can afford it. I'm looking at the Asus P5n32-E Sli plus or the Msi p35 platinum. Does the Msi perform at a full 16x in Sli? Also what gpu would be good for my setup after the new board? I may not be able to get a second one right away but I want something that will get me by until I can get another gpu. This 7600gs I have now barely plays C&C 3 and it's driving me crazy.
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don't get the MSI. They O.C. like crap. 8600GT is cheap and performs well, it also O.C.'s pretty good.
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What about the 8600 gts? Any particular company OC better than another? I've read that PNY gpus don't OC well.
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for grafx try sticking with evga, with their double lifetime warranty they go a long way in the OCing world, and the ASUS p5n32-e is a good choice although for the cost I'd suggest the gigabyte DS3 another good board and monster OCer... and I would say any of the 8xxx series is a good grafix card and is as good of future proofing as you'll get seeing as they have the DX10 cores in them...
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for grafx try sticking with evga, with their double lifetime warranty they go a long way in the OCing world, and the ASUS p5n32-e is a good choice although for the cost I'd suggest the gigabyte DS3 another good board and monster OCer... and I would say any of the 8xxx series is a good grafix card and is as good of future proofing as you'll get seeing as they have the DX10 cores in them...
I believe you mean XFX. And they are also OC friendly.
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rex, newegg I believe is having a sale on 8800gts 640mb I Think. If you would like a decent budget motherboard try the Asus P5N-E SLI motherboard, it is very easy at overclocking and I believe its $129.99. Try the Asus P5N-E Motherboard thread and ask some questions there, happy ocing
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