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post #11 of 39
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thanks for the ideas mate... but just how long till Q3 because june seems so far away....
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post #12 of 39
Time flies. Anyhow, Preslers are going to have a price cut on April 23rd which means that by the 25th or so, you'd be buying it for $50-to-$100 less than what you'd pay right now.

Q3 for when Conroe is release is when the 960 will take the price dive and that's when I plan on buying it, Conroe is nice but damn it! I paid $210 for this P5WD2-Premium and I'm not planning on buying another $200+ MoBo, I want to squeeze every drop of blood I can out of the P5WD2-Premium.

So I may do a MoBo + CPU upgrade in 12 months from now. I'm gonna sell my 660 so that I can buy the 960 and that way I don't end up spending so much $$$. I'm cheap! in that department. Now! I could sell my HT to my neighbor which he offered me $5k this past Sunday and spend it in PC parts but not thanks.
post #13 of 39
sorry bout not answering the whole question lol,

but go with the asus p5dw2e-premium because you might be able to use it for conroe (future upgradeability), and then you should crossfire the x1900xtx's..wheww thatd be a great gaming rig, and a great overall computer..
i also agree with nasgul however for the reason that you should wait untill the price cut..thats exactly what im doing, and when the price cut hits if i dont get a conroe im going to snipe a 950 or 960
and i personally like corsair for your ram,
and if you dont go ati go with the asus 7900gtx
    
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post #14 of 39
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23rd u say....i can wait for that and i can even wait for that darned conroe thing if only i knew definitely when its coming out... after 4 mths of waiting cant wait for too long now. for god sakes i am on a notebook with 256MB ram and cant even play no fiddling around with it.
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another one(double post)!!! someone kick me in the head
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post #16 of 39
ive been there...but on my moms inspiron lol
i hate waiting also...im also waiting to upgrade my mobo, untill conroe comes out thats when im switching
but good luck when you get it
    
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post #17 of 39
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btw, does the x1900xtx do cross fire? and do i have to get identical cards for that?
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post #18 of 39
yes they do..i think you have to buy a mastercard and another x1900xtx to run crossfire..however im not an ati guy

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post #19 of 39
For the X1900XTX to run in CrossFire, you have to buy the X1900 CrossFire Edition card.

Conroe is coming out in Q3 but if you can't wait any longer, except for the two weeks when the Preslers take the price cut then go for the Presler and overclock it, after all Preslers are meant to run overclocked, they run cooler and use less Vcore than the 90nm CPUs.
post #20 of 39
The first radeon xpress3200 Motherboards for the AMD platform are out:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ice=&maxPrice=

Do you guys think an Intel version will follow? Full 2x PCI-E x16 is nice. And you likely won't be needing the Crossfire Edition cards anymore.

Read this:
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/chi...ress-3200.html

and I quote: "Theoretically, the launch of the new CrossFire Express 3200 will allow ATI to enable the use of any two identical graphics cards in the CrossFire mode for their entire product range. This way you don’t need to purchase CrossFire Edition mainboards for certain specific configurations. However, this approach will automatically eliminate the highest speed SuperAA support, which is very important for high-end solutions."
    
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