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Old 12-02-2007, 03:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm building a new gaming rig and I figured I'd get one of the new AM2/AM2+ motherboards so I'll have more options for upgrading in the future. I was looking at this board -

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA790FX-DS5 AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

but it says it only has crossfire support. I'm getting 2 8800gt's so will this support sli?
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That won't support SLI, you need a motherboard that had a nVidia chipset.
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which means you cant get a 790 mobo. as none of them support sli.
you would need to get a 590 sli to have the latest am2 socket that supprts sli.
unfortunately, you wouldnt be able to use the faster hypertransport of the phenom with an am2 mobo.
that mobo you have picked will support one 8800gt. it will only run 2 graphic cards if the are both ATi.
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You should get 2 3870s because they equal SLid 8800GTs for a lower price, and you can use them on that board.
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^agreed^
and they are a bit cheaper.
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Why you want to build an AMD build in the first place ?

Q6600 currently have better performance/price than AMD phenom
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um ya, if your building a new build now or in the near future, there's no need to step down to AMD
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its not.. because the 790fx Chipset is by ATi, i don't think they want to put support for their primo-rival products would they
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um ya, if your building a new build now or in the near future, there's no need to step down to AMD
depends on what he gets, i suppose.
he wont be "stepping down" to AMD if he gets a 6400, cos it will roll over a 2180.
meh.
lets be civil.
i agree though that the intel quad will offer better performance than the current AMD quad.
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i think not when overclocked to the max it will be "rolled"
meh its a $80 proc, give it a break
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