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Well, I am planning on getting a Phenom X4 9850 and I want to get the new motherboards with the SB750 to get full performance out of my processor. I was also planning on getting the new nVidia GTX 280. When I do get the GTX 280 I am not going to SLI, but eventually as the card gets cheaper and my single GTX 280 won't be enough for my I will pick up another card for SLI. It seems that the only SB750 motherboards will be the 780G, 790FX, and the 790GX which all have support for Crossfire, but not SLI. Does that mean NONE of the SB750 boards will have SLI?
    
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Im pretty sure SB750 will be amd. And that will support crossfire only.
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Im pretty sure SB750 will be amd. And that will support crossfire only.
Wow, are you serious? How come some of the AMD motherboards nowadays support SLI?
    
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Wow, are you serious? How come some of the AMD motherboards nowadays support SLI?
Well you can find a Nvidia chipset motherboard. The new Nvidia chipsets for AMD are the 780a and 750a.
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Well you can find a Nvidia chipset motherboard. The new Nvidia chipsets for AMD are the 780a and 750a.
Yes, but won't their Phenom X4 9850 overclocks suck balls? The SB750 is supposed to make it easy for the 9850 to hit 3.2GHz.
    
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Yea the sb750 is supposed to really be good. But its AMD/ATI's So I doubt they will put SLI into the mix.
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Yea the sb750 is supposed to really be good. But its AMD/ATI's So I doubt they will put SLI into the mix.
Well, I am having thoughts about either:
A) Switch from AMD to Intel
B) Switch from nVdia to ATI

Which would you do? I am thinking about option A.
    
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Well, I am having thoughts about either:
A) Switch from AMD to Intel
B) Switch from nVdia to ATI
Well I'd switch to Intel (Intel chipset) and ATI (Crossfire on the Intel chipset). But hey thats just me. If you like other things go for it.
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Well, I am having thoughts about either:
A) Switch from AMD to Intel
B) Switch from nVdia to ATI

Which would you do? I am thinking about option A.
Well it really depends on what you are looking for. Obviously Intel has the better performing procs. On the other hand they are typically more expensive.

I decided to support the underdog (AMD) and I cannot wait until the new SB750 chipset comes out so we can finally see what these things (Phenoms) will do.

As for the graphics, I would go with ATI as they seem to have the better upcoming cards for the price/performance ratio.
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If you want pure power from your rig, go intel. It supports both platforms of SLI and crossfire just like amd. Of course just like amd you need to buy specific crossfire/sli boards, but if backed by an intel cpu, you will get a better performing rig overall, better benching results, and more 3dmarks too. Of course its also more $.

I have nvidia now, but ive heard that ATI 4800 series GPUs are beasts, so do some research there, but intel is a good starting point for a cpu.
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