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post #1 of 20
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Asus P5Q Deluxe - Intel P45 (Crossfire 16x PCI-E)

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post #2 of 20
Looks like a good solid build (close to what I have coming in a few days).
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no!!! its too close to nahalem time for this!!!!!!!
    
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post #4 of 20
Is he going to run Crossfire? If not, he could do with a cheaper power supply. The Corsair 650 would be fine as well, heck even the Corsair VX550 would be just fine.
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post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by Aaroman View Post
no!!! its too close to nahalem time for this!!!!!!!
"I was thinking that it would be best to get this CPU and Motherboard, then in a few months when the 45nm processors come down in price get a cheap quad-core, that should last him for years."

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Originally Posted by Acoma_Andy View Post
Is he going to run Crossfire? If not, he could do with a cheaper power supply. The Corsair 650 would be fine as well, heck even the Corsair VX550 would be just fine.
"He will be doing Cross-Fire! Hellz yea! Just down the road a bit. Probably around the time he upgrades the CPU."

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post #6 of 20
Looks good. AC7 is a good cooler but I would get the OCZ Vendetta 2 or Xigmatek HDT in this case.
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Originally Posted by linskingdom View Post
Looks good. AC7 is a good cooler but I would get the OCZ Vendetta 2 or Xigmatek HDT in this case.
"I've look up some reviews for the OCZ and Xigimatek coolers, they don't seem to offer much more cooling then the AC7. Do you have any comparisons?"

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post #8 of 20
Not a good mobo choice. You'd(He'd) be better off with an X38/X48. P45s arent good for Crossfiring and arent proven overclockers.
    
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post #9 of 20
Does anybody else get the feeling that Gillos has split personality disorder?
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post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by Brythe View Post
Not a good mobo choice. You'd(He'd) be better off with an X38/X48. P45s arent good for Crossfiring and arent proven overclockers.
"Yes, but those motherboards are a lot more expensive. Also I doubt it will be hard to get this CPU up to 3.0GHz, which is the overclock I am planning. I'll see if I can get it to 3.5GHz, but if I can't I won't cry."

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Earlier at a official lanuch of 4800 series in India, Raja Koduri the Chief Technology Officer of AMD, said that for the 4800 series, 8X PCI-E connectors is enough for today’s games, since games and drivers has been optimised to remove traffic obstrutions between GPUs.Meanwhile, Raja Koduri admitted 16X PCI-E connectors will be better for the future use.
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