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Re: help with some choices.

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 Originally Posted by cylon Now i don't have my doctorate in mathematics but last time i checked..... x2 = 1 Ati Hd 4870 + 1 Ati Hd 4870 = So then i guess that would mean he's getting 2 Ati Hd 4870s. Which as far as i can tell is contrary to some of your posts such as: Exhibit A: Exhibit B: In conclusion i believe that he is planning on getting 2 gpus and not one....And thus proving that OJ is could have never committed those murders. Defense rests...
Um Smart guy, I know HD 4870X2 is just two HD 4870's on one PCB. It still counts as one card, and even if he had two HD 4870X2's a Corsair 750tx is enough.
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Re: help with some choices.

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 Originally Posted by cylon Okay i hope i'm not getting punk'd or anything but what the heck is "The 4870x2" From my logic this means two 4870s. In which case the above statement computes to 0.0 % sense. Please someone tell me that i'm right or just put me out of my misery.
The 4870x2 is the new card coming out in a week or so. Its two 4870s on one board, just like the 3870x2. And just like the 3870x2 it is cheaper than buying two 3870 cards. I figure that the case will be the same with the 4870x2 when it is released.
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Re: help with some choices.

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 Originally Posted by vernong1992 Um Smart guy, I know HD 4870X2 is just two HD 4870's on one PCB. It still counts as one card, and even if he had two HD 4870X2's a Corsair 750tx is enough.
I wasn't trying to insult your intelligence just trying to justify my own confusion

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Re: help with some choices.

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 Originally Posted by cylon Now i don't have my doctorate in mathematics but last time i checked..... x2 = 1 Ati Hd 4870 + 1 Ati Hd 4870 = So then i guess that would mean he's getting 2 Ati Hd 4870s. Which as far as i can tell is contrary to some of your posts such as: In conclusion i believe that he is planning on getting 2 gpus and not one....And thus proving that OJ is could have never committed those murders. Defense rests...
The 4870x2 is one GPU. When vern and I say that we mean one card not one processor. If he was getting 2x4870x2's then yes 1000 watts would be somewhat justified.
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 08-06-2008, 12:08 AM #15 (permalink) True Techie     Join Date: Apr 2007 Posts: 168 Re: help with some choices. I'm pretty set on the graphics card. The hd 4870x2 peak power requirement is 300watts. so it seems like a 750 would be ample, but yes if I do upgrade in the future to a second card then a 1000 watt would be more future proof. I'll think about it, thanks for your concerns. lol. - Back to the question at hand. Question 1: - (Q6600, X48 MOB, 4 gigs of ddr3) vs. (Q6600, P45 MOB or x38, 4 gigs of ddr2) would you spend an extra 300 hundred bucks? Question 2: - whats the difference between x48, x38, and p45 motherboards? Question 3: - There a lot of options, which would you choose? Nice combo deal Asus P5E3 Deluxe Motherboard CPU Bundle - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processo 2.40GHz OEM at TigerDirect.com This board looks sexy (comes with SupremeFX II soundcard too) and ddr2 memory Asus Maximus II Formula Motherboard - Intel P45, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, PCI Express 2.0, CrossFireX Ready, Dual Gigabit LAN, SPDIF, Firewire, USB 2.0, eSATA, RAID, Supreme FX X-Fi MAXIMUSIIFORMULA at TigerDirect.com worth the price? The Biostar I45 is getting some hype. x48 ddr2 vs. x48 ddr3 vs. p45 ddr2 vs. x38 !??! gezz so many options any pointers.
 08-06-2008, 02:42 AM #16 (permalink) Lord Techie     Join Date: Dec 2007 Location: Fonthill, Ontario, Canada Posts: 5,601 Re: help with some choices. Q1: id go with ddr2 Q2:basically features and what the motherboard has/supports (if im not mistaken, iv never really been sure about that) Q3:id just get like a p5q pro, a q6600, and 4gigs of ddr2...make it simple with no bundles,unless you find a really good one __________________ 3770K @ 4.7 Ghz H100 Water Cooled | GTX 970 MSI Gold Edition SLI 32GB G.Skill RipJaws (Rendering/ Virtualization) | Corsair 650D | CORSAIR RM1000W w/ White Cable KIt Samsung 850 Pro 256 GB SSD Boot | OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD Secondary | WD Black 1 TB | WD Green 3 TB Server: Core i7 920 | 8GB RAM | Intel 240gb 730 SSD Boot | 3 x 2TB WD RED | Fractal R4
 08-06-2008, 11:48 AM #17 (permalink) True Techie     Join Date: Apr 2007 Posts: 168 Re: help with some choices. Yeah it seems like ddr2 is the way to go for the moment. A new motherboard upgrade is needed in the future for the new intel processors. So there is no point really to future proof the motherboard. -If I going with a P45 chipset I think the Asus Maximus formula seems like a nicer board, comes with a creative sound card too. The Newegg.com - ASUS Maximus II Formula LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards -for the same price or around I can get the Asus Rampage x48 board, which is also ddr2. Newegg.com - ASUS RAMPAGE FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards -The P5q is a p45 chipset and a older design compared to the new Maximus, for the same price minus the sound card.
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Re: help with some choices.

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 Originally Posted by luke992006 Q1: id go with ddr2 Q2:basically features and what the motherboard has/supports (if im not mistaken, iv never really been sure about that) Q3:id just get like a p5q pro, a q6600, and 4gigs of ddr2...make it simple with no bundles,unless you find a really good one
How about a Biostar I45, its got a record with an e8400 for highest FSB.
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 08-06-2008, 01:22 PM #19 (permalink) Lord Techie     Join Date: Dec 2007 Location: Fonthill, Ontario, Canada Posts: 5,601 Re: help with some choices. ^meh, i generally try to avoid biostar because i have heard a lot of bad things about them. But none of which do i know is true __________________ 3770K @ 4.7 Ghz H100 Water Cooled | GTX 970 MSI Gold Edition SLI 32GB G.Skill RipJaws (Rendering/ Virtualization) | Corsair 650D | CORSAIR RM1000W w/ White Cable KIt Samsung 850 Pro 256 GB SSD Boot | OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD Secondary | WD Black 1 TB | WD Green 3 TB Server: Core i7 920 | 8GB RAM | Intel 240gb 730 SSD Boot | 3 x 2TB WD RED | Fractal R4
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Re: help with some choices.

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 Originally Posted by vernong1992 How about a Biostar I45, its got a record with an e8400 for highest FSB.
Well I've heard that yes they have a record with the I45 and e8400, but that was only proven with not the retail version of the board and tested in the biostar lab. There has been no other reviews or test to prove it on there retail boards.

-Plus biostar seems to have the worst color combination motherboards to date.
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