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post #11 of 22
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EDIT: Just to make it clear: I am not joking about what I said earlier regarding the Stacker 830 and fan count.... I had 16 fans on mine and it was basically circulating enough air to turn off the ceiling fan in the room it was in.... 16 fans man.... Most of which were 38mm - the only ones that were thinner 25mm were the ones sitting on top, and one on the door because of my CPU cooler
LOL that will help here in northern CA where we are all currently ON FIRE>

OT: I knew the 830 could hold a bunch of fans, but I had no idea it was that versatile. Well that explains a lot, thx you have been a great help. Going to check out the egg for a proper x38/48 board to order.
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post #12 of 22
Yeah the CM Stacker 830 is probably one of the most versatile cases I have ever used. For its size its rather light too because its mostly aluminum.

I remember dumping a 240 Rad in the CD drive bay too man that was epic
    
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post #13 of 22
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Maybe I am being over cautious, but this is my first Intel build (if it wasn't totally obvious by now ) and I want everything to go perfect.
Lately I have seen people accusing asus of having lost some quality in their mobos and fanboys defending them...

despite all this rabble, I found that this board has what I want in terms of capabilities (2 pci-e 2.0 x 16 slots) and price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131219

DFI and Gigabyte have good x-series boards, but I would be able to tell one from another. Any x-series users have any input?
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post #14 of 22
I ordered the deluxe version of that board two days ago and I'm hoping it will get these 3870's working properly and eliminate the huge Vdroop I get. I would strongly strongly recommend that you get a single 4870 because Crossfire just isn't worth it in my books! I haven't had crossfire working for the last two months! When I did it game me a 3k boost in 3Dmark06 but for all the hassle I don't agree on the extra money. If you still are thinking about a 4850 and going crossfire later on then just google for all the hassle and scaling issues people have with multi GPU's. Also listen to XFreerollerX about the cooling, he knows what he's talking about from the post's I've read from him.
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post #15 of 22
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That might not be such a bad idea, I could get a 4870 and a cheap P35. When the time comes that the 4870 cannot handle games by itself boards will be more advanced and I could get another 4870.
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post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by Vincenzo Locs View Post
Maybe I am being over cautious, but this is my first Intel build (if it wasn't totally obvious by now ) and I want everything to go perfect.
Lately I have seen people accusing asus of having lost some quality in their mobos and fanboys defending them...

despite all this rabble, I found that this board has what I want in terms of capabilities (2 pci-e 2.0 x 16 slots) and price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131219

DFI and Gigabyte have good x-series boards, but I would be able to tell one from another. Any x-series users have any input?
Good solid board Asked another user how it ran for them and it even overclocks Quads quite well which is great
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Originally Posted by Vincenzo Locs View Post
That might not be such a bad idea, I could get a 4870 and a cheap P35. When the time comes that the 4870 cannot handle games by itself boards will be more advanced and I could get another 4870.
Whats the price difference between your pic of P35 vs X38? Is it really worth it to forgo Crossfire?
    
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post #18 of 22
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Whats the price difference between your pic of P35 vs X38? Is it really worth it to forgo Crossfire?
Probably not, also don't i need to do a bios flash to get this board to work with my 45nm?
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post #19 of 22
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Meh! just dropped another 600+ $ on the egg and got these...


(this one is in the deals section thx to ericeod!)
Openbox DFI x38
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813136045R

WD 640gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136218

VisionTek 4870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814129113

Samsung cd/dvd burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151154
Edited by Vincenzo Locs - 7/3/08 at 2:34pm
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post #20 of 22
Very nice

As for the BIOS flash, It should be able to take it without a problem - if there IS an issue, you could always swap out a quick CPU to get it working or something...
    
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