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post #1 of 33
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So yea i have decided that I am either going with the 6700 cpu or a quad core. But as many of you may know there is no true quad core yet, intel claims to have one but its the 2 x2's chips side by side.

The nvidia 8800 is also a must have imo.

But what motherboard? My budget is around 1500, for a tower, mouse and keyboard. I would like to go lower of course.

So any ideas on a nice solid motherboard? Thats SLI ready?
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post #2 of 33
evga 680i is a good one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188014
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post #3 of 33
grab the 680i, 2x 8800 320's and grab the Q6600
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post #4 of 33
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Ok the 680I is ordered.
As for the 8800 320s, those are gts right?
Wouldnt it be better to get one 8800gtx 760?
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Grr they just had the Q6600 in stock 2 minutes ago, and already out?
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post #6 of 33
The 2x320 out performs 1gtx, but if you plan on upgradeing fairly majorly you can grab the GTX and upgrad to a second GTX later, its just if you dont plan on getting another gtx then you should grab the 2 320's they outperform one GTX
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post #7 of 33
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So any ideas on a nice solid motherboard? Thats SLI ready?
Asus P5N32-E SLi, to be honest.
post #8 of 33
i think if your gaming at high resolutions the gtx would be better. And they you could go to sli eventually.
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post #9 of 33
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Ok yea i dont know about the gfx situation yet. But the 680i will support the Q6600 quad core correct?
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post #10 of 33
yes
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