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Old 08-11-2005, 03:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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They aint bad, I mean it all depends if you are a serious audio buff. Me personally, that card kicks *** for what I do. I just listen to my headset when I game. So that does a good job for me. You will do better if you are reallly into audio if you went with a better card such as audigy.
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i do my selection of recording too actually cuz i have 3 guitars. i can get a audigy 2 zs plat pro for 125 which is dirt cheap so i think im gonna take advantage. that external box is clutch on the plat pro
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Old 08-11-2005, 08:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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also i had a question on which manufac to go with when choosing the video card. ive seen the evga get the best ratings but just wondering...
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:32 PM   #14 (permalink)
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evga is definitely the best, and most reliable.
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:34 PM   #15 (permalink)
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If do you go with the Fatal1ty board, you will seriously be happy with it. I have one on one of my other computers, and it kicks ***. It is great for overclocking, and the uGuru is great. I strongly recommend it. I dont recommend the sli one due to the fact that the northbridge heatsink will pretty much be covered by one of your cards or even just one. So I just recommend the one I got which is the AN8 Fatal1ty board.

Good luck man, got anymore questions let us know.
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I want to be that good of a gamer where I get a motherboard named after me !
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Old 08-12-2005, 01:54 PM   #17 (permalink)
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havent been able to find a fatal1ty non-sli but i'll keep looking... ive also been reading alot of reviews on memory and such and still choosing between ocz gold and pgi. i found a ocz gold for $140 with 15 rebate. now im still a little confused on the timings..... this one is 2-2-2-5 but theres a pgi with 2-3-2-6 and still others with 2.5-3-3-7 all at 2.6v(which i understand). a little explaination would be lovely

also read an article that nvidia is coming out with a new chip which uses sli vga cards at pci-e 16x rather than the current 8x when in sli...... so im thinking get a non-sli for now and when they come out with that new chip go for a board like that when i have the $ for another video card. let me know suggestions
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you are looking at timings. 2-2-2-5 is exceptionlly good. I have OCZ gold in the same rig as my fatal1ty board. Also, the board can have problems reading and excepting ****ty memory such as Ultra memory. I have been through that. It said I had 70000 bad addresses. But when I put the OCZ memory, it came out fine in memtest.

It doesnt really matter what you get pertaining to the GPU thing. I mean sli is worth it, but its gotta be worth it do you. I am fine with having a single graphics card, but having sli would be sweet. But its not really necessary for me. It is for some, but not for me. I would get the sli one if you cant find the single one. Plus, you could always add another card of the same type later on.
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