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DFI = gamers Board

Anything DFI,, will set you straight

Edit for SLI: Asus would be the way to go

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131297
Edited by BLKKROW - 12/24/08 at 2:26pm
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I would personally choose a P45 (the Gigabyte P45 is nice) and a HD4850 with upgradability to CrossFire them later.

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Edit for SLI: Asus would be the way to go
No. Asus does not use the reference design given by nVidia, they change too much on the board, and as a result they are not very good.

If you want an SLi board, go with an eVGA. The FTW editions have been improved by Foxconn for eVGA, and perform very well.
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You can't run 7600Gt's in Tri SLI. You need 8800 Ultra's or higher. Something to do with the SLI bridge connectors. You also need to have Vista Ultimate.

Even if you could run 3 7600Gt's in SLI they would be hard pressed to perform as well as one 9800 GTX or 4850.

Your money would be much better spent on a single GPU when it comes to gaming performance.
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post #14 of 43
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BLKKROW View Post
DFI = gamers Board
Anything DFI,, will set you straight
I've heard that alot, but I don't know anyone who uses them first hand, it's always second hand reports.

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Originally Posted by Ledge68 View Post
That's also a great option and I was going to recommend it as well but, I went with the cheapest route.
Either one would be a gigantic improvement in his gaming.
Cheapest route is nice, however, I have semi deep pockets, I can afford to get some better stuff if I have to. I just want to be able to play flight sim, and have it actually look real, not choppy like it is now (mostly probably cuz of my video cards , or the crappy board when it wants to work.. Long story on the new errors coming up now cuz of xfx)

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It would be better than the Asus boards. eVGA uses the NVIDIA reference design and modifies it to improve the board even more. Asus uses a non-reference design and usually brings up some issues.

That's a good choice. But maybe a 4850 instead and he can get the UD3P. He can crossfire another one in the future with a small performance hit (due to the slots going to x8 each).
I'm not a fan of crossfire. I used to use ati cards, however, when nvidia slingshot ahead of ati a few years ago, I haven't looked back..
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It's cool that you can afford more expensive gear but, price does not always mean better.

The motherboards I recommended perform on par with boards that cost 2-3x as much. I have $250 motherboards and my UD3P out does them across the board in performance.

If you want better gaming performance you need to upgrade those 7600gt's to something made this year...
Edited by Ledge68 - 12/24/08 at 2:41pm
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I would personally choose a P45 (the Gigabyte P45 is nice) and a HD4850 with upgradability to CrossFire them later.

No. Asus does not use the reference design given by nVidia, they change too much on the board, and as a result they are not very good.

If you want an SLi board, go with an eVGA. The FTW editions have been improved by Foxconn for eVGA, and perform very well.
Ok so now we have the ftw boards.. And since evga seems to be getting the best/most reviews, guess I'll get an evga board, it cant be any worse than what I got now.

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You can't run 7600Gt's in Tri SLI. You need 8800 Ultra's or higher. Something to do with the SLI bridge connectors. You also need to have Vista Ultimate.

Even if you could run 3 7600Gt's in SLI they would be hard pressed to perform as well as one 9800 GTX or 4850.

Your money would be much better spent on a single GPU when it comes to gaming performance.
I wasn't planning on running these 7600's in tri sli, I wanted to upgrade to the 280's start with one, pick up 1 or 2 others in a few weeks maybe a month later. I just want to get my box back up online, and stable, I have vista ultimate already (thank you microsoft beta testing!)
post #17 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by BLKKROW View Post
DFI = gamers Board

Anything DFI,, will set you straight

Edit for SLI: Asus would be the way to go

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131297
That board doesn't even support SLi. Brands like Asus and MSI aren't good options since they don't use the reference design provided by NVIDIA. So there are usually issues that aren't found in the reference boards.


If you want tri-sli get this board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=780i%20ftw

Just make sure the video card you get supports tri-sli (8800GTX, 8800 Ultra, 9800GT (some do, it has to have two SLi connector sockets),9800GTX, GTX 260 and the GTX 280)

For normal SLi get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188026
Edited by Marin - 12/24/08 at 3:11pm
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post #18 of 43
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Thank you everyone for the quick responses. I must say everyone responded pretty quickly, and for being a noob here, I'm greatful there wasnt any noob bashing.

Thanks again! Hope to be able to post here a lil more often
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Marin View Post
That board doesn't even support SLi. Brands like Asus and MSI aren't good options since they don't use the reference design provided by NVIDIA. So there are usually issues that aren't found in the reference boards.


If you want tri-sli get this board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=780i%20ftw

Just make sure the video card you get supports tri-sli (8800GTX, 8800 Ultra, 9800GT (some do, it has to have two SLi connector sockets), GTX 260 and the GTX 280)

For normal SLi get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188026
What's the difference between this board, and the other evga board someone suggested?

I'll probably get the 9800 one someone suggested as an interm until im ready for the 280.

The other board seemed cheaper and had the same features, or am I blind?
post #20 of 43
The 750i has two PCIe slots and the 780i has three PCIe slots.
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