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I just got a e8400, an nVidia power supply, and PC 8000 RAM...so i need a Intel or nVidia chipset that will handle the RAM.

P35 and the 7 series mobos are nice but I am debating if I should go SLi or P35 for overcloking potential, plz sway my opinion .
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post #2 of 8
The 8800 video cards preform well enough on their own, sli isn't needed in my opinion. As for your mobo I would go with the P35's. Gigabyte has a good one.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059

As long as your not running sli, or raid, thats a very good board.
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post #3 of 8
im running a 780i that will take my E8400 to 4.5ghz easy. but i love sli so thats why i went with that. but if sli isnt important then i would get a DFI dark mobo. its a P35 chipset.
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post #4 of 8
Get this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136043

It's P35 and a beast at OCing. IMO, sli isn't really needed unless you have a high res. And using SLi to upgrade in the future is pretty dumb as there is a minimal performance gain compared to just getting a whole new card.
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post #5 of 8
Either the Gigabyte or the DFI would be great.... ya cant go wrong with either
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post #6 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Marin View Post
Get this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136043

It's P35 and a beast at OCing. IMO, sli isn't really needed unless you have a high res. And using SLi to upgrade in the future is pretty dumb as there is a minimal performance gain compared to just getting a whole new card.
Would that board handle my PC2 8000 ram? (says standard 6400)

The gigabyte stated above says standard 1066, will handle my ram?
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post #7 of 8
Yup, unless SLI is going to be a want I would go with P35, if ya want Xfire then X38 but that would be the only reason to get X38 imo.

I have to agree with Marin, that DFI P35 Dark LP is a fine mb and should be able to max out that E8400, but I love the LT and UT series myself, digital pwm ftw (it makes me feel better at least ) And Yes that DFI will handle that Ram just fine .
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post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vincenzo Locs View Post
Would that board handle my PC2 8000 ram? (says standard 6400)
Yes.
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500GB AAKS, 2x 640GB AAKS, 2x 1TB Samsung SH-S203B Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung 245BW 
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Happy Hacking Keyboard 2 Silverstone OP850 Antec 1200 [Three Nanoxia FX12] [Two San Ace 1011] Logitech G500 
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