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awh man. Now i'm stressed out. I have the choice between building a powerful computer, or buying a nice, re-built Suzuki 125cc for $500. I can probably get it cheaper, my friend works at the store where it is at. O_o man, I hate making decisions....Help?(lol most of you are probably gonna say computer) And about the computer, I am thinking of holding off for a bit now that more of the new 9 series cards are coming out. Wanna see some prices and actual benchmarks...
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But that says it supports crossfire. Will it not work with SLI then? I get confused about that stuff...
-edit- sorry for all the noobish kinda questions . Better safe than sorry
When spending money on a new system, genuinely stupid questions don't come very often. Better to get educated and have the satisfaction of knowing you made the right choices!

When it comes to Crossfire or SLi, you have to pick one or the other unless your money tree is getting ripe and you want a Skulltrail.

Crossfire is native to Intel chipsets and to get both lanes at x16, you'll need an X38.

SLi is exclusive to Nvidia chipsets. To get dual x16 with SLi, look to the 680i, 750i, and 780i.

If you don't think you'll be getting a hi-res (1600x1200 or above) monitor and will be utilizing multiple video cards, P35 all the way! Abit, Gigabyte, and DFI all make very nice boards at even nicer prices. If you are going with the monitor and dual cards, go X38. It gives you the stablitiy and overclocking potential of the P35 but with dual x16 and native 45nm support.

If you go the Nvidia route, I'm sorry but the best of luck to you. I've had four Nvidia boards (three 680i and even a 780i) buy the farm on me in the last year or so. It almost goes without saying that when I see the DOA rate on Newegg reviews I don't question their accuracy. It seems that some get lucky and get nice examples that are stable and overclock well and others end up in situations like me. I try to be subjective in my recommendations but after my hands-on, I can't honestly recommend an Nvidia board. If you must have SLi, buy from XFX or eVGA so you have a nice warranty to back you up in the event something goes wrong.
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When spending money on a new system, genuinely stupid questions don't come very often. Better to get educated and have the satisfaction of knowing you made the right choices!
Lmao yea i worded that wrong like 234 times over. I know the difference between SLI & Crossfire. It's just that someone suggested a board that supported crossfire, when I have a nVidia card and want to eventually go SLI. I was wondering if he remembered nVidia and knew what he was talking about when picking out the board that supported SLI. Once again lol, i know the difference between SLI & Crossfire
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if you can wait till april 20 then you can get an E8300 @2.83 ghz for $160-$170 when it debuts. don't waste your money on the 8800 GTS i'd say go for the 9600 GT if you really want nvidia but i recommend an ATI 3870 or if you wait till about july or early august the HD4000 series comes out. the p45 boards are on their way and i heard they are supposed to get 600+ fsb easily
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if you can wait till april 20 then you can get an E8300 @2.83 ghz for $160-$170 when it debuts.
Yea, and I wanna see some price drops on the E8400..... That thing is supposed to be beastly
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then do as i will
play the waiting game, and be happy later =)

il personallys ee what happens in the next 5 months and then make my decision

my poor opty165 plays my games flawlessly, but it wont take me into the next generation witht he quality settings i like =)
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post #47 of 49
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Yea, and I wanna see some price drops on the E8400..... That thing is supposed to be beastly
Oh it sure is. I've heard it's more sensitive to voltage than its older 65nm cousins though. I was at Microcenter a while back and they had a pile of E8400's for $189.00. After thinking about it, I went back and they were long gone...oh well.
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then do as i will
play the waiting game, and be happy later =)

il personallys ee what happens in the next 5 months and then make my decision

my poor opty165 plays my games flawlessly, but it wont take me into the next generation witht he quality settings i like =)
Don't play it forever. You'll end up with nothing. ><
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post #49 of 49
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Thanks for everything guys. Gave me a couple good ideas and advice. I think the waiting game is the best route to go for now. I just looked at that bike, it's a '89 CR 125 for $500. New topend, new back tire, just needs some plastic work, no big deal. It's hard for me to pass that up, especially now that I have the money. Once again, thanks for everything
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