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Old 03-04-2008, 09:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I ended up getting that DFI I posted a link to above...I am waiting for it to come from NewEgg...most likely on Thursday...anyway, so I am also returning my 9600 Phenom b.e. tomorrow for the 5000+ b.e.

My final 2 future mods are another 8800gts and the Phenom 9xxx...
all good choices, except only be expecting to run one nvidia card on that board, as it is only crossfire and not SLI.
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Old 03-05-2008, 07:29 AM   #12 (permalink)
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all good choices, except only be expecting to run one nvidia card on that board, as it is only crossfire and not SLI.
are you serious? ...I thought all board now days were SLI compatible?
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lol no

just the nVidia chipsets
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lol no

just the nVidia chipsets
this is bullcrap...

I might as well cancel my newegg order since it didn't even ship yet...

What other board do you guys reccommend?
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I don't think there are any nForce Chipsets that even support AM2+ (aka Phenoms) right now

I think Tomshardware posted something about this... lemme check their site right now
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I don't think there are any nForce Chipsets that even support AM2+ (aka Phenoms) right now
Well here's my question then...

Will there any be graphic loss since using ATI graphic chipset and an nvidia card?

From what I am reading on here, people are also saying that SLI isn't even worth it, correct?
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no there won't be any losses, and yes its not really worth it, why not just get 1 hd3870 x2, best GPU on the market right now

Most AM2 Motherboards Not Phenom Ready | Tom's Hardware

heres that link
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From what I am reading on here, people are also saying that SLI isn't even worth it, correct?
It's worth having to SLI, if you play games on a monitor that's 24 inches or bigger. Any lower, and a single powerful graphics card such as one HD3870 X2, is fine.
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It's worth having to SLI, if you play games on a monitor that's 24 inches or bigger. Any lower, and a single powerful graphics card such as one HD3870 X2, is fine.
Well I have 2 17's...I don't know if that matters, but anyway...

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It's worth having to SLI, if you play games on a monitor that's 24 inches or bigger. Any lower, and a single powerful graphics card such as one HD3870 X2, is fine.
crud, I forgot to mention that part

but if you see like gaming FPS on super high resolutions, you really see that the extra 40% performance is actually worth it
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