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I am assembling a rig around a Q6600 and was wonder several things for components:
mobo: 680i, 650i or wait for the next chip from nVidia?
--or-- intel 965/975 or eait for the x38?

motherboard choice will be based on if ATi releases something to complete with the 8800GTS 320/640

with longevity in mind I will want the option for dual Video card, i will drop in an extra card when i need the horse power down the line.
thanks for the help
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i say you should wait for an x38 chipset. it will be both crossfire and sli capable as far as i know. the 2900xt is similarly priced to the gts 640 and has better performance. sounds like a solid system you are playing but you might want to wait for good dx10 cards to come out if you want this thing to last. current dx10 performance is awful. an 8800gtx is just playable in the dx10 games/demos available now
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i say you should wait for an x38 chipset. it will be both crossfire and sli capable as far as i know. the 2900xt is similarly priced to the gts 640 and has better performance. sounds like a solid system you are playing but you might want to wait for good dx10 cards to come out if you want this thing to last. current dx10 performance is awful. an 8800gtx is just playable in the dx10 games/demos available now
i was wondering on the lasting power of 8800's. also both dual video card options are enabled? that will save me some me some hassle. do you know if Intel is releasing a "badaxe" like board with a X38 chipset?
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Don't buy an Intel motherboard, PLEASE. I don't want to have to tell another sad overclocker that Intel motherboards DON'T overclock.
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i thought the Intel x38 is designed for overclocking.

im in the same boat, 8800gts now or 8600gts and then something like 9800 later
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Don't buy an Intel motherboard, PLEASE. I don't want to have to tell another sad overclocker that Intel motherboards DON'T overclock.
uhh... Bad Axe?
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