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lol, I wish. I'll focus on that more once all the nice stuff is in. But that card with the block is ready for it.
I suppose I could just buy the waterblock later on huh? lol 180$
http://www.evga.com/products/moreinf...200-CU-HC16-B1
$125
http://dangerden.com/store/product.p...39&cat=0&page=
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Your machine CANNOT do SLI . Sorry to break that news to you. You're running an Asus P5K3 motherboard...which consists of a P35 chipset. The P35 Chipset is an ATI chipset for Crossfire....not Nvidia for SLI. So you'll also have to buy a new motherboard as well to do SLI.

My suggestion:
Sell off your current 9800GTX, and buy 2 4870's and crossfire them . Or two 4850's...but 4870's would be MUCH nicer. But DO NOT buy another Nvidia card thinking you can SLI with that board.....because you cannot .
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post #23 of 29
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what exactly stops me from doing sli on this board...it has two pci-e slots... shouldnt they work just fine?

I couldnt potentially rma my mobo as i just got it a bit ago... I could easily get my money back for it... what should I get? The board cost me 220 or so bucks ...I want something that uses ddr3 ram (as thats what i have now) at 1333

Newegg only has one board that matches my criteria it costs about 40 bucks more then this board and its an open box...

The 9800gtx is probably going to stay... its fast and seems to do the job great... I just cant comprehend that Sli wont work on this board - the only reason I got (other than the ddr3 and sick heat sinks) was b/c it has two pci-e slots so i could add another 9800 later...

zzzzzz

Just found this lol
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188025

I think that would do the trick correct? Guess id have room for even a 3rd 9800... cept now i got to put another 100 into a board once i get the rma (IF i get the rma) on the p5k3 deluxe

Thanks
Edited by pcguru000 - 7/5/08 at 3:04am
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what exactly stops me from doing sli on this board...it has two pci-e slots... shouldnt they work just fine?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188025

I think that would do the trick correct? Guess id have room for even a 3rd 9800... cept now i got to put another 100 into a board once i get the rma (IF i get the rma) on the p5k3 deluxe

Thanks
My bad... I shoulda picked up on that..... Didnt even realize it wasnt a nvidia chipset board...

That 790i is overkill and has some issues although with DDR3 your kinda stuck..

The evga 750i FTW is only 189 and runs great IMO grab soime ddr2 and your good to go!

or if you want the 3rd PCI-E slot, go with the 780i
Edited by 10acjed - 7/5/08 at 4:14am
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only problem with that is that i dropped a bunch on ddr3 and I cant rma it... out of that 30 day period
Seems the 780i is ddr2 only aswell

zzzzzz

This is pretty crappy lol what am i to do?

The only thing I can rma right now is the mobo since i bought that last.... and i only have a few days left to start that... so..


hmmm
How about this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131293R
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188025

I figure the evga one costs a butt load more but perhaps worth it?

Can I trust the open box newegg items?
Edited by pcguru000 - 7/5/08 at 9:13am
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Yepper they have molex to 8 and 6 pin adapters.

Molex_to_8_pin

Molex_to_6_pin

IIRC the GTX has a 6 pin adapater.
    
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Meh, save your money and get

This and something_like_this Full coverage blocks are too much money and the memory only really needs some heatsinks. About $90 total.
    
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only problem with that is that i dropped a bunch on ddr3 and I cant rma it... out of that 30 day period
Seems the 780i is ddr2 only aswell

zzzzzz

This is pretty crappy lol what am i to do?

The only thing I can rma right now is the mobo since i bought that last.... and i only have a few days left to start that... so..


hmmm
How about this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131293R
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188025

I figure the evga one costs a butt load more but perhaps worth it?

Can I trust the open box newegg items?
Both nice boards. I like both companies so matter of choice as to which you can afford and which you like.
    
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Ok then thanks.. any recommendations as far as the newegg open box thing??? shall i trust it?

Really think i may make a new thread on which board is better lol (is that even worth doing? lol) I love asus - and ive never heard a bad thing about evga stuff (acutally heard worse about asus) - its just it will cost 100 bucks more...

Thanks regardless
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