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10/8/08 4:38:01 PM

Quote by intelinside
i rememeber the days a build like that would cost twice as much, can some one tell me what would be better performance 8800GT SLI or 4870 CF?


Should be bloody obvious too.

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12/8/08 6:41:18 PM
I'm thinking of using an Asus PQ5-E instead of the Gb GA-EP45-DS4P
would this be the right choice? Or is there another board you can suggest?

Asus P5Q-E ExpGATE S775 P45 DDR2 FSB1600 3xPCIE RAID GBLAN 2x1394a ATX PreorderETA $204.

Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS4P P45+ICH10R DDR2 1200 1600 MHz PCI-E 2.0 SATAII RAID GLAN 1394a 8Ch TPM ATX $193.00


12/8/08 9:48:24 PM

Either of those boards should do you fine.

Note that the Asus one is listed as pre-order so you'll have to wait for it to arrive (if it hasn't yet.)

I would be getting a Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 myself. Those fancy model boards have lots of cool looking features, none of which many people actually end up using.

As I always say, if you're on a budget, then save money where it doesn't really count (RAM, "pro"/"deluxe" versions of motherboards) and spend it where it does (CPU, Video cards).

And if you're going to spend $200 on a motherboard, something like a Gigabyte GA-X38-DS4 is an excellent choice as it's a very good board and has 2 full-speed PCI-e 16x slots so you can add another video card later for crossfire goodness.

The P45 boards may be crossfire ready, but they only have one full-speed PCI-e 16x slot. The second slot is limited to 8x which isn't really waht you're after when doing crossfire.

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12/8/08 10:20:54 PM
Cheers Ecky take it onboard.

Edited by luckycat: 8/9/2008 08:22:06 PM


8/9/08 8:17:35 PM
Here is the system built

Overclocked 356@3.20GHz tested 50deg at full load

Intel CORE 2 Q6600/2.4Ghz/2x4MB/1066FSB/LGA77

Zalman CNPS9500ALED (Copper) CPU Cooler for Intel SK775/478, AMD SKAM2/754/939/940

Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS4P P45+ICH10R DDR2 1200 1600 MHz PCI-E 2.0 SATAII RAID GLAN 1394a 8Ch TPM ATX

Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD4850 512M DDR3 HDMI AVIVO HD PCI-E 2.0

OCZ DDR2 4G(2x2G)PC8500 1066Mhz Platinum(2P10664GK)

Western Digital 640G SATAII 7200 rpm HDD (WD6400AAKS)

NZXT TmpestElite Black case with Blue Led

Antec ATX EarthWatts 500W

Pioneer DVR-215BK 20x Dual Black

Thanks all for your input:D

Q6600@3.2Gb, Zalman CNPS9500A, GA-EP45-DS4P, 4Gb OCZ 1066MHz platinum, HD 4850, WD 640Gb, NZXT Tempest

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