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Old 12-28-2006, 12:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building around the GF 8800gts

Hey Folks! I just purchase 2 GF 8800 gts graf cards and am running SLi. My previous cards were GF 7800 GT OC cards also in Sli. my current system is:

Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe mobo

AMD 64 3800+


Thermaltake Tough Power 750 watt main PS
Thermaltake Express power 250 watt sli power supply(for graf cards)

2 sata HDD 1)80GB 2)300GB

DVD rom drive

CD/RW drive

FLoppy drive

Sound Blaster Audigy

and 5 case fanes 3, 80mm and 2. 120mm

My question:

What kind of mobo,cpu and memory should i get to get the best possible performance out of the 2 new graf cards?

I am currently looking at the Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition but i read one review that said it is cramped when running sli and the 8800's are monsters.

I do want Amd and am probably going to go with the FX 62 but would like any input from those who know.

I will be using the machine for gaming first person shooters RPG and MMORPG i like my graphics and i love eye candy(what gamer dosent lol).

Anyway thx for the help in advance and if i left out important info let me know.

OH and one more thing I should probably get a case to allow for maximum cooling the one i have Cooler Master is kind of restrictive.

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Old 12-28-2006, 01:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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go core 2 if you can

youll probably have to sell your current cpu/mobo/ram but it will be worth it and btw 4 gigs of ram is a useless ovverkill

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I would have gotten a single gtx before I got 2 gts's. Make sure you have good cooling cause those things run hot. When playing oblivion at max setting were hitting temps of up to 85c.
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