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post #1 of 11
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Well I figure why the heck upgrade my AM2 board to do SLI why not join Intel...Grab an e7200 and be part of it So basically a Nice SLI board, DDR2 800 support atleast, Decent for overclocking...Price range is like $200 NZD, I think that might be $100 USD?
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sorry for double post

while I'm at this could I actually get your suggestions for a whole build...CPU definately e7200 though, RAM, HDD, PSU, GPU's(2x 9600 GT's?) etc etc.

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post #3 of 11
at that price range you are going to have to go with a 650i. not sure which are good but those are the only ones around $100 that will support sli.

depends on budget about how much you looking to spend?
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I dont have a price limit but trying for a cheap as possible, I see the Asus P5KR is an awesome board but Crossfire.
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post #5 of 11
If you are going to be using a E7200 i would say a 700 series Nvidia Chipset not a 600 series they are poor at running the new E7200
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Maybe I'll have to do Crossfire, witha p35 chipset
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post #7 of 11
you'll probably be ok with one video card and maybe using the extra money on getting better processor/motherboard. price of your video card will probably drop not long after the 200 series comes out
Edited by imone03 - 6/11/08 at 2:44am
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post #8 of 11
Have a look at the 750 chipset, they have good reviews and they don't break the bank too much.
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post #9 of 11
I suggest you take the EVGA 750i FTW and a E8400.

With E7200 you gonna be lucky if you break FSB400 and sure it can reach 3,5 - 3,7 but with a E8400 you reach FSB 450 - 475 very easy and 3,6 with just a little increase with volt and 3,8 - 4,0 with a little more volt, then you only have 3MB cache with E7200 and 6MB with E8400 and it makes a differents. And E8400 runs very cool compare to other dual or quad.

So run FSB 400 - 450 and 3,6 - 4,05 with 800 - 1066 ram on the EVGA 750I FTW, that´s a very good combo, sure you have to stretch your budget a bit but I think you gonna be dispointed if you go with E7200 and anything less then EVGA 750i FTW.

Here you can read about EVGA 750i FTW

http://www.guru3d.com/article/evga-n...e-win-review/1

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...50aGlzdWFzdA==

That´s my humble opinion
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post #10 of 11
the 750I FTW is pretty awesome, im running it.
    
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