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Old 02-13-2006, 11:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which MB to get?

Looks like i will be upgrading my current pc somwhat?Heres my current set up
A8V DLX Rev 2
3200 Winchester
6800 Gt
2 Gig OCZ
RAptor 74
Audigy 2
ANtec Psu 550

I want to go PCIe, im do not overclock, i want a motherboard that will support dual graphics cards(SLi for near future) but at first i will only use one card. My budget for this is bout 500 dollars. From the old rig i will keep the cpu for now, ram, hd, sound card, and psu
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Old 02-14-2006, 01:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm guessing that your CPU is socket 939?

Motherboard
DFI LP UT nF4 SLI-D Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard, $159.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136158

Video Card
eVGA Geforce 7800GTX 256-P2-N527-AX Video Card, $454.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130254
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Old 02-14-2006, 01:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Anythin less expensive, how much inscrease in performance will i see from GT to GTX, and any cheaper mb?
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Not much, I just thought that $500 was your budget, and you wanted to get the most out of your cash. Here's a link to a good 7800gt.

eVGA 256-P2-N517-AX Geforce 7800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card, $314.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130249
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Old 02-14-2006, 02:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Tab=1&NoMapp=0

how bout this gfx and this mb

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...168&CatId=2016

how do they compare to the ones u choose
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The ASUS motherboard would be fine, but stick to eVGA for the video card. You may pay a little more for it than the XFX you posted, but you get a more reliable card. The rate of failure for XFX cards is much higher than eVGA's. Make sure you choose an eVGA card with "-AX" on the end of the model #. Those cards have lifetime warranties.
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