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Hey guys, I'm looking to build a new system and wanted to try out ATI's crossfire. What kind of LGA775 options do I have? Low end or High end, bring it all!
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gigabyte EX38-DS4
    
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Are you going to be using a 3870X2? if not then the DFI LP line is pretty strong. I guess that brings in the low end. Not sure about high-end.
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gigabyte EX38-DS4
I was actually looking at this one! Nice suggestion +rep

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Are you going to be using a 3870X2? if not then the DFI LP line is pretty strong. I guess that brings in the low end. Not sure about high-end.
Eh, whatever I get around to buying... HD4870...R700? HD4850 most likely, just because they are $199. +rep
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I was actually looking at this one! Nice suggestion +rep



Eh, whatever I get around to buying... HD4870...R700? HD4850 most likely, just because they are $199. +rep
its a great board and REALLY easy to OC with i promise you will love it
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136047

If I were building right now, that's what I'd get; when I built my sig rig, ATI wasn't as competitive and I needed sli. The intel chipsets overclock better.
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Are you going to be using a 3870X2? if not then the DFI LP line is pretty strong. I guess that brings in the low end. Not sure about high-end.
What's wrong with lp + 3870x2?
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What's wrong with lp + 3870x2?
They don't play nice to say the least. I didn't know when I bought it then Grunion informed me and yea. It causes random freezes in apps and the only thing I can do is hard boot to get response back. But it will fold and suf for about 12 hours before it happens now, moved the 3870X2 into the 2nd PCI-E slot and seemed to help a bit. DFIClub has the info and honesty.
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If you don't need RAID, then this board is a great deal

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...nd&Order=PRICE
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What do you think about this board guys?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136045

or this higher end model

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136042

?
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