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Old 01-19-2008, 03:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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wait for ATI to come out with the 3870X@ from the looks of it, its going to kill nVidia this round

2 dies on one pcb > two pcbs
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^^ you think it will beat even the 9800GX2?
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:19 PM   #13 (permalink)
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hrm, no i didnt know x38 was crossfire, i dont really keep up with things too much in the intel camp.
are the xfx and evga the only two 780i mobos availibe?
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This is my reccomendation:

Asus Maximus Formula
Intel Q6600 G0
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2x Ati 3870 OR 2x Ati 3870x2
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True w/ Scythe Fan
Onboard Sound (I think thats its good with the Maximus)
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Old 01-19-2008, 07:06 PM   #15 (permalink)
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hrm, no i didnt know x38 was crossfire, i dont really keep up with things too much in the intel camp.
are the xfx and evga the only two 780i mobos availibe?
I think there's a new 780i board from ASUS, called the ASUS P5N-T Deluxe. Link - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - P5N-T Deluxe

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Case - Lian-Li PC-A70B Full Tower
Processor - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 OEM
Motherboard - XFX MB-N780-ISH9 nForce 780i SLI
Memory - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2-800
Graphics cards - EVGA 8800GTS 512 x2
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Old 01-20-2008, 02:29 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I'd definitly say wait to see how the new cards play out. If ATI's 3870x2 is on par with the 9800GX2 i would say your best bet would be to pick up a maximus and 2 3870's for crossfire/quadfire w/e its called. Keeping in mind, crossfire beats out SLI on so many levels. Even if the GX2 squeeks by the 3870x2, when it comes to SLI vs Crossfire setup crossfire will win.
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thats true i might be swayed to buy the new cards form ati...i forget that crossfire at 24" resolution performs quite a bit better than sli.
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get a 7900gs, and a x38, with a penryn.

Then, when 3870x2 comes out, get 2 of them.
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Heatsink - Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme w/Cooler Master 120mm 2-fan pack (for push/pull method)
Where is the best place to buy a TRUE? Any idea why newegg discontinued it? Also, wouldn't it be better to go with a higher cfm fan than those? Wouldn't one of these be better? Newegg.com - Scythe DFS123812-3000 "ULTRA KAZE" 120 x 38 mm Case Fan - Retail same price and 38mm thickness gives it a high static pressure.
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Where is the best place to buy a TRUE? Any idea why newegg discontinued it? Also, wouldn't it be better to go with a higher cfm fan than those? Wouldn't one of these be better? Newegg.com - Scythe DFS123812-3000 "ULTRA KAZE" 120 x 38 mm Case Fan - Retail same price and 38mm thickness gives it a high static pressure.
I bought mine from svc.com. Excellent PC accessory site.

lol...If you don't mind the noise, that would be a good fan. But in my opinion, Thermalright products do good with low cfm fans. It's not necessary for high cfm, because they're high quality heatsinks.
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