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Well guys Im probly going to the darkside. So which mobo/cpu would you recomend? Im not sure If im going CF down the road, right now Im at 1680x1050 and dont need it but in the future im planning on getting a 24' monitor but i could probably just get a newer card then
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I think I would go with a P5E or the board I in my sig or the LT version. The Q9300 is very nice.
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If you plan on putting two ATI cards, get an x38 card. P45 boards don't have two PCI x16 lanes, and that will bottleneck performance.
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If you plan on putting two ATI cards, get an x38 card. P45 boards don't have two PCI x16 lanes, and that will bottleneck performance.
That would make sense except that it's PCIe 2.0 at x8 meaning you will have loads of bandwidth for all the 4k ATI cards. P45 will be just plenty.
post #5 of 41
@ 1680x1050, a single 4870 handles it good enough. I'd go with a p45 motherboard. CPU wise though, i'd still go with e7200 or e8400, faster dual core over slower quad cores for gaming.
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@ 1680x1050, a single 4870 handles it good enough. I'd go with a p45 motherboard. CPU wise though, i'd still go with e7200 or e8400, faster dual core over slower quad cores for gaming.
I said 4850
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Gigabyte X48DS4 or EX38-DS4 and an E7200 FTMFW
    
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E7200 @3.6 + hd4850+p45=gaming pc
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E7200 @3.6 + hd4850+p45=gaming pc
Yeah from what I've seen the Quads dont do as well in gaming so Im looking at the E7200 now
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Yeah from what I've seen the Quads dont do as well in gaming so Im looking at the E7200 now
they dont do as well because they generally dont clock as high but given an E7200 and a Q9300 at the same clocks performance will be identical
    
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