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http://www.emaxxtech.com/products.php?id=12

i'm planning a budget upgrade with $400max. i want to get a 790gx chip as i'm after it's efficiency so that i wouldn't have to worry about 24/7ing this thing. also, i wonder if i could crossfire it with another 4830 on the black slots, and get an nvidia card for physx/folding on the red slot. it only costs about $110 and i've heard it's a better brand compared to what i'm using. i'm still kinda confused whether to buy a 720be or just get the cheapest p2 x4 since i multitask a lot.

thanks for the input.
Edited by gerikoh - 2/20/09 at 1:24am
   
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Emaxx? First time I ever hear of their existence...
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yeah me as well. i'm only after its 3 pcie and the sb750 that won't exceed $150. i couldn't find a 790gx that has at least 3 pcie slots for crossfirex and physx. but it should be better than the ecs one.
   
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Originally Posted by gerikoh View Post
http://www.emaxxtech.com/products.php?id=12

i'm planning a budget upgrade with $400max. i want to get a 790gx chip as i'm after it's efficiency so that i wouldn't have to worry about 24/7ing this thing. also, i wonder if i could crossfire it with another 4830 on the black slots, and get an nvidia card for physx/folding on the red slot. it only costs about $110 and i've heard it's a better brand compared to what i'm using. i'm still kinda confused whether to buy a 720be or just get the cheapest p2 x4 since i multitask a lot.

thanks for the input.
1) That card you link, meh same for me first time I ever hear of them.

2) You want a 790gx NB, a 750 SB and 3 PCI Expres2.0 slots so you can have a CF running with a Nvidia card for PhysX ? Well idk about the 790gx efficiency but I know of the 790fx's one so I'd recommend you this card:
ASUS M4A79T Deluxe
4 PCIe 2.0 slots, dual 16x, 3-way 16x 8x 8x or Quad 8x, take your pick.
It has the SB750 too and all of Asus' mean OC BIOS functions. Ordered one of these to go with my new CPU, don't think I'll be disapointed, but maybe you're looking for something a bit cheaper, idk.

3) As highlighted in the quote, for the CPU matter, you answered yourself. You multitask a lot, thus the 720BE would be a great pick for you. That and it oc's really well if the reviews we got so far are to be trusted.

All in all CPU + Mobo you get that for 370 bucks on newegg so it's within your budget and kinda the best AM3-based upgrade available atm.

Edit: And yeah that card you linked, is an AM2+ mobo so you'd have the ability to keep on using your DDR2 but the new AM3 architecture kinda requires DDR3 so it might exceed your budget a bit if you add the RAM to the list. Now if you're dead set on the AM2+/AM3 mobo, the mobo you will want to use is this one DFI LanParty DK 790FXB-M2RSH
It complies with everything you listed (790fx NB, SB750, CF + physics 16x 8x 8x) and it's a great mobo at that price.
Edited by eXe.Lilith - 2/20/09 at 2:03am
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post #5 of 9
interesting
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thanks i wish i have the luxury to buy that board. but that's just too much for my budget

ok so i basically have 2 options to consider:

would i just get this board;
http://www.foxconnchannel.com/produc...D=en-us0000402
for about $100, buy a gf9500gt for about $50.
but not being able to buy another 4830 for crossfire and save the rest for a phenom 940be.

or is it better if i buy

phenom 720be or 710
a budget mobo mobo that has at least 3pcie (i don't care what brand it is)
another 4830
and 9500gt(is that already enough for physx and folding). or maybe a 9400gt.

it's kinda like a poll now. i'll take it from you guys
   
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bump

anyone?
   
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how much was it before deactibation
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i suggest Jetway Ha07-Ultra i think the Mobo overclocking is good , overall it's not bad... your suggest Mobo design looks like J&W(i forgot the model name Sorry..) and Jetway Ha07-Ultra. so maybe your mobo not very bad
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