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Really nice one here, I would jump on one like this if I had money lol
    
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I just noticed on that build that I made up I chose a motherboard that only had 1 PCI Express 2.0 16x slot, but chose a video card with CrossFire support that I wouldn't be able to take advantage of without getting a whole new motherboard.

That brings me to another question. Does CrossFire work as well as it sounds like it does? Sorry if I'm asking questions that are silly. I am new to these things.
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My crossfire works great, though many people's opinion may differ, and I do have older cards. Some cards do really well though from what I have seen, though you can do fine with one of the newer cards like the 6950 Diabolical999 has in the build he made. Very solid performance at a good price
    
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An SSD, interesting. Is the speed difference really worth $115 versus putting that $115 into something else? I assume it's for installing program files on so they're speedier, right?
I'll let the videos speak for themselves.

OCZ Vertex 2 SSD - Loading 10 Programs Simultaneously:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT75O20uXf8
OCZ Vertex 2 SSD boot Windows 7 (~22 second boot)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNq8BEyHEzQ
Side by Side comparison (SSD left, HDD right):
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt6VbOY3xE0

It's really your decision in the end. I personally think an SSD is totally worth it, an extra $100 to shave significant amounts of boot time for me I say that's the price I'm willing to pay for something like that (although that said I am impatient and don't like waiting for things to load up).

On the SSD you just install your OS and programs you want quick access to. So lets say you do a lot of GIS and CAD work you'd put the OS, AutoCAD/Map3D/Civil3D, ArcGIS, GRASS, etc. on the SSD and everything else on your secondary slave drive (ie. movies/music/vacation photos etc.) Anything that you don't need quick access to or that loads up fast enough goes on the secondary drive.
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