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Old 06-01-2008, 08:55 PM   #41 (permalink)
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No, all intel chipset boards do not support SLi.

These include all X38, P35, X48, P45, 965, 975x chipset based motherboards.

In order to run SLi you MUST use an nVIDIA chipset based board.

These include the 650i, 680i, 750i, 780i, and a few other older boards.
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It will work however you cannot SLI (but get the cheapest 9600gt from Newegg and overclock it yourself, super clocked cards are just used to fool noobs)
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so this video card you reccomended for that motherboard are pretty much the best, performance wise with intel based motherboards?

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100225L Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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I recommended the 9600gt, you posted the HD3870

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I recommended the 9600gt, you posted the HD3870

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i dont have a nvidia based MB so i wont be able to run sli, or are you trying to say that one of the 9800GX2 is better than 2 3870's running crossfire?
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a 9800gx2 is a fair bit better than two, but it costs about as much as 4 3870's...
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a 9800gx2 is a fair bit better than two, but it costs about as much as 4 3870's...
will the 3870's be able to handle any game at full settings running crossfire?
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For the most part yes.

Maybe not at that ridiculous resolution that the monitor is natively at, but turn things down a little bit and you should be gold.
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For the most part yes.

Maybe not at that ridiculous resolution that the monitor is natively at, but turn things down a little bit and you should be gold.
alright, thanks for all your help aspire.comptech!!
edit: i forgot to ask one thing, do you think i will need more fans for that case? if so, can you link me to some and how many i will need
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Nice rig =]

I WANT IT.
No, seriously. I do.

Anyway, it never hurts to have more fans, but I don't have a clue about fans so wait for Apsire, the "Water Cooling Guru" xD =]
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