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Asus Crosshair II: Is it worth the buy?

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Granted the price is expensive since it's brand new and from Asus, but i was wondering...

Compared to what Asus accomplished with the Asus Crosshair, what's so innovative about the Asus Crosshair II?

It just doesn't seem like much of a reason to upgrade from the original Crosshair...what do you guys think?
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Phenom Compatibility and Tri-SLi

Although If you run an athlon you have no reason to upgrade.

Whilst the Crosshair II is very nice, you're fine with your current setup.
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Don't you find Tri-SLI to be a little bit overkill when it comes to the games that are out lately?

Btw...i have ton of q's about the AMD Phenom processor family. I'll have to message you sometime.
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Originally Posted by OrphanShadow View Post
Phenom Compatibility and Tri-SLi

Although If you run an athlon you have no reason to upgrade.

Whilst the Crosshair II is very nice, you're fine with your current setup.
Tri-Sli sounds overkill, especially making your effective upgrades 3 times more expensive, imo... And I swear I read somewhere that the first model of Crosshair will be Phenom compatible with a BIOS upgrade, afaik?
    
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Phenom Compatibility and Tri-SLi

Although If you run an athlon you have no reason to upgrade.


Is there any real reason to upgrade to Phenom, yet? I don't know...i use my computer primarily for gaming (TF2 and CS:S) and it seems that the Phenom processors right now don't quite make the cut, do they?

I suppose it's somewhere here in the forums, but how does the Phenom really compare to the Athlon 64 5000+ BE when it comes to one's gaming experience?
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