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Old 02-14-2008, 06:10 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Default Re: 3 builds, can't decide between

The x48 is just a cherry picked x38 board meant for "extreme enthusiasts"
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:16 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Get build one with 8800GT 512MB

MSI 8800GT 512MB is selling at a very cheap price on newegg
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And don't waste your money on an expensive motherboard like X38

Get P35 instead
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:05 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I say get the quad
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:37 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I vote Quad also
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Old 02-15-2008, 05:07 AM   #26 (permalink)
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ok thanks guys

decided on build 2 with a slight change to it

instead of having 2 radion 3850 256mb cards i'll be putting 2 radion 3850 512mb cards in

i'll also be using OCZ memory, the platinum edition is calling out to me right now
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:54 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Why do you want 2 cards? Also if you insist on going crossfire you should go for the x38 as the P35 only has 16x + 4x PCI-E lanes and will bottleneck your second card.
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Well isn't it obvious why he wants 2 cards? It just looks + sounds ownage
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Why do you want 2 cards? Also if you insist on going crossfire you should go for the x38 as the P35 only has 16x + 4x PCI-E lanes and will bottleneck your second card.
price mainly, the p35 mobo listed in build 2 is 87 where the x38 price start at 131 up

i'll look into it now but i doubt i'll get a x38
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dont crossfire if your going p35. You gotta pay to play. Look into the 3870 x2 or just get a gts g92
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