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Have you thought about only getting one card, It seems that you are paying top notch for your i7 rig, how about only getting one 4870X2, i think one should be enough and two are overkill, or you could get a different board, or you can watercool both of your 4870X2's, the blocks take up much less space or you can buy the sapphire atomics when they come out, already comes with a rad and pump and waterblock ( but they cost a lot more)
Hey Speedma11229,
I have actually thought about getting one card but after looking at some benchmarks 2 seem to be really appealing to me.
http://www.xtremesystems.org/Forums/...=210275&page=4
Check out the thread about half way through.
Then check out the result with one card.
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...-it-on-core-i7

Any other boards come to mind?
I also seem to hear bad things about the atomics, do you have any ideas of doing it a custom way? Thx
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This Intel board has space for 2 4870X2's, and basically any other board with 3 pcie slots or more
    
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just sli 2 gtx 280's. that'll last you about 3 solid years before an upgrade. maybe even longer. and it is proven results.
    
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I would only get one. Crossfirex does not scale very well atm. It would be money not very well spent atm so i'd wait for price to go down and Quadfire scaling to improve.
    
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just sli 2 gtx 280's. that'll last you about 3 solid years before an upgrade. maybe even longer. and it is proven results.
What about SLI two GTX 295's? I hear they are coming out Jan 8th
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Hey 45nm,
I actually had waited due to the fact that quite a few people I know recommended waiting for the new platform for various reasons. Can you pm me your email and I'll go ahead and have newegg email it to you. Thx
Can't you just post a screenshot of the wishlist ?.

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What about SLI two GTX 295's? I hear they are coming out Jan 8th
It's quad SLI not SLI. They scale roughly the same as 2 4870 X2's from what I've seen.
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What about SLI two GTX 295's? I hear they are coming out Jan 8th
I have usually tended to stay away from dual gpu cards in SLI or Crossfire. too many bugs/driver issues/ scalability issues. I think everyone would agree that SLI GTX280's would be a GREAT investment for the future and will provide superb results.
    
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I have usually tended to stay away from dual gpu cards in SLI or Crossfire. too many bugs/driver issues/ scalability issues. I think everyone would agree that SLI GTX280's would be a GREAT investment for the future and will provide superb results.
Well would you rather then choose sli gtx280's over crossfire x 4870x2?
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Can't you just post a screenshot of the wishlist ?.
What is the best way to do that after I have taken the screenshot?


It's quad SLI not SLI. They scale roughly the same as 2 4870 X2's from what I've seen.
Hey 45nm, yea i meant to say that. What is the best way to post the screenshot after I have taken it.

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Just go with a single GTX295, it's like having two GTX280 in one card. The quad Crossfire and SLI scaling is still very poor, it's not worth your money.
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