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Ok well to start off I know absolutely nothing about boards, I'm only good with the components that go on them.

Since the new ATI cards look pretty sweet, I'm looking to sell my nVidia cards and EVGA 780i mobo to get a board that can do Crossfire with the 4850 and 70, and 70x2.

A few questions first!

1. Can I do Crossfire on my 780i?

2. Can any mobos that use ATI by default run Nvidia cards?


Ok, now that that's done, these are the requirements for the new board.




--CPU support for Core 2's, Dual and Quad Penryns, and well...most support possible for future ones...

--3 PCIE 2.0 slots capable of crossfire (maybe 2 would be fine)

--8+ USBs

--Must be a normal board layout so that I can put HR-o5s everywhere

--I DO NOT care about being green lol

--4 DDR2 or DDR3 slots. I don't know the differences much so you choose what's best I guess. DDR3 isnt too expensive now so I'd get some if I need to.

-- 6+ Sata 3.0 things. I have 4 HDs and 2 Optical drives


Thanks in advance! You guys are the mobo experts
Edited by Adrienspawn - 6/28/08 at 3:11pm
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no you can not crossfire on a 780i, thats why its an SLI motherboard, but you can run 1 Ati card on it but not more than 1

for crossfire get any of these motherboards

GIGABYTE GA-X48-DS4

ASUS P5E Deluxe
DFI LANPARTY DK X48-T2RS
    
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Uh, just to alter your and Russian's ideas a little bit, the X48 really isn't useful, it just offers support for higher FSB that isn't practical and nobody uses. Save Jacksons and get an X38. Also, CF on these boards doesn't really work like SLI. You can't triple CF and have all the lanes work at their appropriate speeds. The first two cards will run at the normal x16, but the third card will run at x4, so it's a waste to add it.
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Ok so scratch off 3xpcie, although it IS like SLI because thats exactly what my 780i does. And I don't mind paying for an x48 because I want...well...the best.

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Originally Posted by A Russian :D View Post
no you can not crossfire on a 780i, thats why its an SLI motherboard, but you can run 1 Ati card on it but not more than 1

for crossfire get any of these motherboards

GIGABYTE GA-X48-DS4

ASUS P5E Deluxe
DFI LANPARTY DK X48-T2RS
Which one do you recommend?
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If your looking into X48 MBs check out the Rampage with DDR2..So far I have had very good luck with it and the Q6600. I run mine with one 8800 GTS.
    
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Ok so scratch off 3xpcie, although it IS like SLI because thats exactly what my 780i does. And I don't mind paying for an x48 because I want...well...the best.



Which one do you recommend?
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DFI. I've got the X38 little brother, and it has crazy OC options, like Russian said. I got a GHz increase on my E6400 with it (see sig rig), so who knows what the X48 is capable of?
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Well for OC's I won't be pushing craxy temps on LN2 or anything, I'd be happy if I could reach 3.6ghz which any new board can do.

But is any better for like, cooling? Does any of them have a built-in waterblock? Could be useful if I go to water this summer. Also maybe the placemennt of things, like is any one of them better because less cramped or anything?

Thanks lots of questions lol.
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Uh, none of them have built in water blocks, but the LT version has a pipecooling design instead of heatspreaders. At any rate, DFI is notorious for placing their SATA ports really awkwardly on the right edge of the board towards the back of the first PCI-E slot. This can be kind of awkward, but again it doesn't alter the integrity of the board, it'll just take you an extra 30 seconds to get in the SATA cables. Also, not really sure what you mean by temps, I certainly haven't overloaded anything tempterature-wise, and IMO I have a pretty crappy cooling system (3x120 case fans, 1 in, 2 out, Zalman 9700, stock Thermalright NB heatsink without fan due to awkward size of the Zalman). Needless to say, my guts aren't pretty, but my OC certainly isn't hurting anything at this point. Looking at my gauge right now my ambient case temp is 33C, which is what my cores idle at.
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this one has water cooling http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131235
    
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