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post #11 of 17
It is true a motherboard's color scheme will not affect its performance. You should worry more about the north bridge than what color the PCB and DIMM slots are.

If you have your heart set on CrossFire down the road, your money is better spent on a X48 motherboard. You could go with a P45 one instead, but CrossFire would operate at x8/x8 instead of x16/x16.

You should go with a 4870 1GB. When you CrossFire, the GPUs will share their memory so two of these would still have 1GB GDDR5 effective video memory.

Also, do yourself a favor and pick up a memory kit that's $60 without a MIR. You also shouldn't need that fan Corsair offers. Granted the ATX form factor doesn't allow for great airflow over the memory, but you shouldn't have to worry about heat with it.

You will need a new power supply when you go CrossFire.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by chessmyantidrug View Post
It is true a motherboard's color scheme will not affect its performance. You should worry more about the north bridge than what color the PCB and DIMM slots are.

says the guy with the true black
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I got my TRUE Black for the price of a regular TRUE, but thanks for noticing.
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I got my TRUE Black for the price of a regular TRUE, but thanks for noticing.
it gets worse temps than the normal true ^_^
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it gets worse temps than the normal true ^_^
How does it get worse temps, all they did was change the color.
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How does it get worse temps, all they did was change the color.
they coated it with a material that dosnt have as good of thermal properties, i cant remember where i read it. do you want me to dig up a source?
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post #17 of 17
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How does it get worse temps, all they did was change the color.
Black seem to be hotter because black attracts heat , unless im totally wrong , because if you are in a sunny place and there is a black sign , it is hotter than the white one.
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