as i'am nearing the purchasing stage of getting a new computer iam deciding on a motherboard. I want to keep my options open so i was thinking of getting a motherboard with SLI capabilities and being able to run a physix card.
The EVGA nForce 680i SLI Motherboard was the one i am thinking of as it has:
excellent OC features
3 PCI-E slots (2 with 16x and 1 one with 8x i believe)
supports ddr2 800-1200
this is my build so far http://www.directcanada.com/cart/
i have already purchased the RAM and operating system.
When you run SLI; i have seen many boards that say they run both cards at 8x instead of 16x.
as i have seen no indication of 8x on both cards when i researched this 680i mobo i was wondering does SLI only run 8x on both cards for every mobo or does this mobo run both on 16x for both.
i plan on purchasing ATI's new DX10 card when it comes out,
but since DX10 cards are not backwards compatible (I think), I want to have a killer GPU for DX9 games.
I would be playing BF2,BF2142,AOE3,WoW..Etc on this system.
(if iam wrong about Dx10 not be backward compatible would these games work on a DX10 card?)
any corrections are most welcome as iam learning new things everyday.