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Which would be in my best interest? I have a X1950 now, so i was thinking if i get another x1950, i may be happier with that than upgrading to a 8800, 640mb probably. Anyone want to help me out in this situation? Id have to buy a new motherboard as well just to SLI, p5bplus isnt SLI
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hello

first of all, it's called CrossFire if you're doing it with Radeon cards. i'm not trying to be nit-picky, it will just help to avoid confusion in the future.

if you can afford an 8800 GTS, it will run rings of fire around a pair of 1950 Pros in CF.

very astute of you to pick out the 640 MB version instead of the 320 MB version. i think the extra memory will come in handy with your 22" monitor.
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Go GTS. The pros surprisingly don't amount to muck in crossfire. By all means, google up some review articles.
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8800gts will OWN two x1950pros
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Look at my title, i know its called crossfire, SLI is for nvidia i am aware, but in the case of the motherboard, SLI is what im refering to just because of the 2x pci-e slots.
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keep an eye on your power supply. i don't trust Apevia PSUs.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by itslogz View Post
Look at my title, i know its called crossfire, SLI is for nvidia i am aware, but in the case of the motherboard, SLI is what im refering to just because of the 2x pci-e slots.
well i'm very sorry that your first post wasn't entirely clear. i apologize for trying to help. go with the 1950 for CF
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Yeah before i upgrade video cards im deffinetly going to go with a Antec before i do anything, the PSU was cheap and had good reviews so i bought it at the time, should have spent the extra bucks in the beginning though.

And yes im going to wait until the 8800's price drops anyway, and i think i might need the 640 over the 320 just because of UR3 and crysis coming out So i guess its 8800 FTW in this situation haha, to much trouble to buy a new motherboard when mine works perfectly fine and suits me. thanks for the help though, guess the decision is made.

My friend has a 8800gts 640mb, 22" monitor as well, and thats why i was asking since ive never seen a CF setup in person. Just love my friends 8800 though, everytime i go over there i just stare at it
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Originally Posted by Ihatethedukes View Post
Go GTS. The pros surprisingly don't amount to muck in crossfire. By all means, google up some review articles.
Yep, he's totally right. Especially with that motherboard. I have been pulling my hair out for the last week because my Crossfire setup has been SUCKING on this motherboard.
I found out that I get better performance with a single card....quite a bit better performance. It's this new chipset that's running through the damn southbridge via the DMI...on a big 4X PCI-E lanes.
TBH I would get neither:
ATI 2900XT 512Mb. They are seriously PWNing in Vista for the price. That GTS 640Mb may not make it in Vista gaming (from what I've seen so far)
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and now i regret calling you astute. I TAKE IT BACK!!

anyway, i don't have tons of experience with Antec PSUs - i've only seen one of them up close that i can think of. it was very loud. if noise drives you crazy like it does me, you might want to read some reviews before you buy it. i hate loud power supplies.

i have no experience with this PSU whatsoever, but i really like its specs and price and i keep recommending it people. i suppose i can show you too. OCZ Stealth 600W.

i'm not saying you should have to buy a new PSU. it's possible that Apevia will give you worry-free power for years and years. i would just keep an eye on it if i were you.
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