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post #201 of 1985
Is the Asus M4A79 Deluxe able to do SLI?
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post #202 of 1985
nope - well not 460s though, but yes on any other card
    
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post #203 of 1985
So with that MBoard, i can do 2-way(quad) SLI with Asus ENGTX 295's?
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post #204 of 1985
Dont know 100% i know it will do 2 normal cards, but 2 "dual" cards i have no idea.

EDIT : Just checked on the hack site there is a few people running the hack with 2 x 295s

"msi 790FX-GD70
1*XFX GTX295 & 1* ASUS GTX295 TOP (QUAD SLI)"

Hope that helps a little
    
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post #205 of 1985
It helps, thanks.
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post #206 of 1985
for the price of the Asus M4A79 Deluxe, might as well get the newer Crosshair IV, unless you found one at a steal . the CHIV supports the thubans and its just an awesome board, newer chip using the 890fx. if you look hard enough, you might find one a little bit less than retail price. just a suggestion, it will definitely work w/ quad-sli gtx295 (two physical cards )
post #207 of 1985
Well, only reason i was planning buying the M4A79 Deluxe, is that it supports DDR2-6400. If i were to buy the Crosshair IV, i'd have to upgrade the rams as well, not that i have any problems with upgrading rams.
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post #208 of 1985
Which would scale best, in 'price/performance wise'. 3-way sli GTX 280, 3-way sli GTX 285 or 2-way sli GTX 295?

The 3-way sli GTX 280's costs: $385.55
The 3-way sli GTX 285's costs: $449.35
The 2-way sli GTX 295's costs: $428.39

EDIT: sorry, double post
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post #209 of 1985
I hear tri sli 285 is a beast. It would be my choice but reading this,, might as well go w/ tri 280, you'll also save some money to put into your ram upgrade
post #210 of 1985
So, at the time i get to having the 3-way sli setup, would i be able to mount Accelero's coolers on all of them, or would the coolers take up too much space, that it'll be impossible?
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