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Old 11-26-2008, 03:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Minimum setup to get the most out of 2 x GTX 260's.

mobo: 750i, 780i, 790i, x58

mem: DDR2 800, DDR2 1066, DDR3 1333, DDR3 1600

cpu: E8400, Q9550, I7940

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an i7 would give you the best performance, but if you oc an e8x00 you'll be fine. and if you plan on tri-sli then get the 780i, if not a 750i will be fine. also get the evga 750i-FTW edition.

the 790i is a bit silly because it runs ddr3 in dual channel rather than tri channel which gives it better performance. so either get ddr2 and 750i ftw/78iftw or ddr3 x58
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x58 all the way. I just got my chip/board/memory for right around 700 bucks
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Default Re: Minimum setup to get the most out of 2 x GTX 260's

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cpu: E8400, Q9550, I7940
Or i7 920
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Or i7 920
Exactly....
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Thanks for the info. Makes sense.
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Thanks.

Will have to swap in an evga 750i
or wait a bit and get evga x58.
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Thanks.

Will have to swap in an evga 750i
or wait a bit and get evga x58.
Wait a bit and get the x58. The 750i isnt worth the hassle.
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i7 is the best cpu ever made hands down....!

oh and the best board, is gigabyte x58 UD5!
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Until you need to RMA it evga ftw.
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