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Alright I want to get a core2 duo soon and get a faster proc. I also want to do crossfire and be able to upgrade to a quad later on.

Here's a board I found:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136032

It looks like an awesome board for the price. I'm prob gonna get some gskill hz's and a cheap intel core 2 duo. (another thing I need advice on.) Any one own this board or heard of it?
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Intel + Ati + CF Board = WIN
    
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Kinda outta my price range

Also what chipsets can do crossfire?
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Originally Posted by sP00N View Post
Kinda outta my price range

Also what chipsets can do crossfire?
P35, X38,X48, P965. May be more.
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The X38/48 is your best bet, it can give you two full bandwidth PCI-Express x16. The P35 gives you x16/x4. Don't know what P965 is capable of, but definitly inferior to both the P35/X38/X48 in just about every aspect.
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P35, X38,X48, P965. May be more.
P35 only has 1 PCI-E slot. And the P965 boards with 2 PCI-E slots run one if 4x mode, from what I've found.

975X (though it's really old) X38, and X48 are the only ones I know of.

Here are a couple 975X boards that can support Quads and run CF:
Abit AW9D: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127014
DFI Infinity 975X: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136168
    
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wow these boards are expensive! What's the difference between the x38 and the CrossFire Xpress 3200 chip? Is it really worth 2x the price? (considering I'm going to be using a c2d for a while and crossfire isn't my #1 priority.)
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If CF isn't your #1 priority, then get a P35. It will OC the same or better, and is much cheaper.
    
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P35 only has 1 PCI-E slot. And the P965 boards with 2 PCI-E slots run one if 4x mode, from what I've found.

975X (though it's really old) X38, and X48 are the only ones I know of.

Here are a couple 975X boards that can support Quads and run CF:
Abit AW9D: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127014
DFI Infinity 975X: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136168
umm no
P35 has two
just one of them is 8x,
which btw, to all of you that dont know,
doesnt make THAT big of a difference,
Its a minute dif
    
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