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I am building 2 system one Q6600 GO and a E6850 system and I plan on using a 8800GTX with a EK Full water block for it and using 2 D-tek fusion for the cpu's. The Radeon will not be water cooled though. Will a eVGA A1 680i mobo work for that card?
If you are going to have one X2900XT it would be 100% silly to get a 680i board. Get yourself a nice P35 board, or if the money is there a X38 board. 680i should only be bought for SLI.

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will x38 support crossfire or SLI. I swear i just read a couple threads that were talking about it supporting SLI....
It will support both CrossFire and SLI officially.
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So the X38 is for Crossfire people?

What about those of us using a single 8800GTX? lol

I currently have 650i (Shoot me... )
    
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So the X38 is for Crossfire people?

What about those of us using a single 8800GTX? lol

I currently have 650i (Shoot me... )
x38 will support both Crossfire and SLI.
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So the X38 is for Crossfire people?

What about those of us using a single 8800GTX? lol

I currently have 650i (Shoot me... )
i just ordered a gigabyte p35, i can't wait to get rid of my 650i!!! lol
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So the X38 is for Crossfire people?

What about those of us using a single 8800GTX? lol

I currently have 650i (Shoot me... )
X38 will support Single / SLI / CrossFire video card solutions.

X38 is a high end chipset designed for overclocking and high end videocard solutions. It will be the best chipset as well as the most expensive.
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X38 will support Single / SLI / CrossFire video card solutions.

X38 is a high end chipset designed for overclocking and high end videocard solutions. It will be the best chipset as well as the most expensive.
Well one thing to consider is that I have absolutely no intentions of going SLi for gaming simply because the Cost-2-Benefit Ratio is pretty low.

That being said my primary OC'ing goals are CPU/FSB/RAM and what not, so will the P35 Overclock those three things just as well as the X38 for $200 less or am I missing something?

Seems like in situations like these an extra $300 gets you a 5% performance boost.
    
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post #27 of 55
p35 overclocks those great, if you want to save some cash definately go for that.
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So you figure an extra $300 = 5% gain? lol
    
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post #29 of 55
can i ask what will be the price range for the new X38 motherboard?

around striker extreme? or around the current asus p5k deluxe?

was wondering that because i can afford the p5k deluxe, but if i were to spend in the line of striker extreme, i'd rather buy a p35 now.
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just a guess but ill bet the cheaper ones will be around 250+?
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