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Old 03-02-2009, 10:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cheapest Crossfire Build Possible?

I am looking for a list parts thats Crossfire possible for the least price. Can someone help me?
4G of DDR2 (at any mhz)
at least 250 HDD
1G of DDR3 (ATI perfer)
Quadcore at any speed (perfer Intel)
Crossfire supported motherboard
XP perferred.
500W Powersupply

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Old 03-02-2009, 01:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Cheapest Crossfire Build Possible?

So basically you are looking for the cheapest quad core build that can run 2 ATI GPU's later down the road?

If you are getting a GDDR3 Video card you would be better off going with 512MB over 1GB because the 256 bit width of the bus would slow down the card. If you got a 4870 (that has GDDR5) you could get 1GB of memory because it is GDDR5.

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Default Re: Cheapest Crossfire Build Possible?

Maybe not the cheapest, but good quality.

cpu: - Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

mobo: - BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

ram: - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

gpu: - XFX HD-487A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

psu: - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

hdd: - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

optical: - LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

case: - COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Total is $856.09 with shipping, then $20 mail in rebate. You could go for the cheaper Q6600 quad, but the Q9400 is newer, faster, and I think, worth the extra money. Getting a 4850 with 1Gb of memory is pointless. For the price you might as well get a 4870 or spend a few extra bucks and get the 4870 1Gb.

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