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Old 03-23-2009, 03:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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780i FTL. just my opinion. go with p45 chipset, way better than any 7-series chipset. unless he is absolutely definitely going SLI.
FTL? It's Faster Than Light? :P
He's says he'd prefer SLI but will go with something else if you're all sure.
In case he does decide to go for a P45, what would you recommend? Given a 100/$100 budget.

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guru can help you, i dont know you redcoat's money system
but i will say this...i say no SLI unless:
a) he has a massive 30" 2560 rez screen
b) he cant afford a decent video card and has to SLI two cheap ones
c) he already owns an nvidia card and wants to SLI them

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Default Re: Friend looking for mobo+CPU

He does own an 8800 apparently, but still. I would grab a single GTX 260 216 or 4870 1GB and call it a day.

That along with an Asus P5Q-E or Gigabyte UD3P

**edit** also he really can save a lot buying a used CPU.
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The P5Q Pro and Gigabyte UD3R are good boards too.

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