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what is better for this build SLI or Crossfire?
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Unless you like the red and blue look, you probably want to stick to red components since the Xpower is blue.
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I know its a bit of overkill but some bragging rights are worth the cost
You could build a gaming rig that would do just about as well for most if not all games for 1/2 the cost is my point. Spend less on the CPU/RAM/board and more on the GPU(s)...no game leverages 6 CPU threads, never mind 8 threads-and most don't even take advantage of more than 2 threads.

If money isn't an issue and bragging rights are that important, then build an EVGA SR-2 with dual x6 Xeons.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
SpinpontF3 1TB, WD 250, and WD320 Lite-On DT Waterblocks DT5Noz Waterblock Swiftech Komodo 6900-1 Waterblock 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Swiftech MCR-220 Drive radiator Swiftech MCR-220 QP radiator 6xGentle Typhoon AP-15s Archx64 KDE4.5, Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Eyefinity 3-head 5265x1050 OCN Ducky!! MX Blue Switches XFX 750W Black Edition Mountain Mods H2gO 
MouseAudioAudioAudio
Razer Naga Asus Xonar Essence STX Sennheiser 595 Sony STR-DE995 A/V receiver 
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Lian Li Card flash memory reader Asus PCE-N15 Wifi-N card 
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AMD 1055T Gigabyte 790 Sapphire 4850x2 2x2GB 1600mHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
A few Yes Vista/7 Das Keyboard 
Power
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Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060 1.2 GHz Something kinda small Qualcomm Adreno core 16GB 
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yeah i was thinking about 2 x MSI 570GTX in sli but i keep hearing crossfire is better
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okay what would you suggest for board and cpu
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yeah i was thinking about 2 x MSI 570GTX in sli but i keep hearing crossfire is better
Depends, if you're going to push massive resolutions (eyefinity) having more vram is better. But if you're just using one big monitor then 570's are hard to beat.

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okay what would you suggest for board and cpu
Buy the big bang openbox... er your in CA so I'm not sure what newegg.ca has stock of...

Buy a used 920 and clock that at 4ghz, done.
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post #17 of 31
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My budget for this build is $2500.00 CAN, i want a great game machine that will last me for years - playing latest games online with full graphics and no lag
post #18 of 31
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i want to use three displays i have two 52" samsungs hdtv's and plan to by another
post #19 of 31
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okay so same board with 920 - is 920 easy to oc i've never oc'd a rig before - its another thing i'd like to get into thats why i went with the big bang
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i want to use three displays i have two 52" samsungs hdtv's and plan to by another
Eyefinity off 1 card now, add the 2nd later. Watercool it too!
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