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Old 07-19-2009, 02:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm thinking of getting an AMD Phenom II x4 processor in my upcoming build, and I was wondering if you could recommend a good motherboard combo that will allow me to crossfire with both slots running in x16 as opposed to x8. I found this combo:
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However, I don't really think I'm going to oc much, so I don't need such a good ocing board. Is there a cheaper combo I can get with a good board to fulfill my requirements. Initially I'm going to be running just one 4890, but, in the future, I plan to add a second one. I was going to get this combo: Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! but the second slot is x8.

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also this is the rest of my build

Ram: Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPR800C44GK - Desktop Memory $55 - $20 MIR = $45
GPU: Newegg.com - XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards $195
HDD: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives $80
PSU: Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Power Supplies $110
Case: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER ELITE 335 RC-335-KKN1-GP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases $40
Optical: Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners $25
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The performance increase between in x8 and x16 isn't that much mate. Its not going to make much of a difference in gaming. I'd get the 2nd combo and call it a day tbh.
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No problem..

They are charging $53 more for the x16 o_O
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