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post #41 of 52
but on real world, everyday overclocks, you are going to get the same performance.....the price is unbeatable for an SLI board, IMHO
post #42 of 52
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Originally Posted by kingwilliam
but on real world, everyday overclocks, you are going to get the same performance.....the price is unbeatable for an SLI board, IMHO
I beg to differ. ASUS and DFI boards will give better, more stable overclocks.
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Understand that to build a great PC like you want with SLI capability and things you need at least $1000 for a gaming rig (good video card) otherwise you can go cheaper on the GPU and be fine, but hopefully you will get some responses.

Also, no CPU will overclock 45-50% so I guess you were a little confused
post #44 of 52
id get the DFI Ultra D. It has served me well and since a simple mod is all it take for it to become SLI then for $120, I don't think you can beat it, even with the Epox.
All the options in the world you could ever need plus SLI for $120....Why look elsewhere?
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post #46 of 52
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Originally Posted by pauldovi
I beg to differ. ASUS and DFI boards will give better, more stable overclocks.
I understand that you like DFI, but have you ever used Epox???

http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc....es&i=2465&p=28


The Epox 9NPA+ Ultra is the fastest board in the roundup at stock speeds. It was also the highest overclocker at stock speeds, and the second highest overclocker when the bus was overclocked. The Epox is an incredible value whether you are looking for a board that will run fast with stability at stock speeds or a board that will satisfy almost any Athlon 64 enthusiast. The range of overclocking options and the overclocked performance are among the best that we have seen, falling short only in the memory voltage area, which tops out at 3.1V. The feature set is more or less average for Ultra boards, but the overall performance is clearly standout. Based on the standout performance and solid overclocking that we achieved with the Athlon 64, we are pleased to award the AnandTech Gold Editors Choice to the Epox 9NPA+ Ultra motherboard.
post #47 of 52
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Also, no CPU will overclock 45-50% so I guess you were a little confused
I beg to differ. I've hit 3.3GHz with my 3700 (stock is 2.2, 2.2 x 1.5 = 3.3). Of course, the highest I can get it stable is about 2.8, but with the proper cooling you can get a 50% OC on a 3700...also some of the Optys OC very well. And I know there are a few Intel chips out there that can OC 50%.
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post #48 of 52
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im goin for the video card now...
whats better:

2x 6600gt
2x 6800xt
1x 7600gt
1x 6800gt
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post #49 of 52
7600 would be my choice. The 6800GT might get you a tiny (very tiny) bit of a higher framerate in some games, but it runs hotter. The 7600 is right on par, runs cooler, and is actually cheaper. 7600GT all the way.
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post #50 of 52
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what amp should I get on the 12v rail, for the 7600gt, (2x 7600gt in the future)

36+? 37+?
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