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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by thatoneguy24, Jun 23, 2008.

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  1. thatoneguy24

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  2. steven1350

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    all depends what you are looking for with a computer.

    That looks like a great gaming board that has 3 pci-e slots. But if you dont plan on using all three, you can save a few dollars and buy a less expensive one
     
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    Only need to get that IF you're planning on running SLi. No SLI = No need. SLi comes with quite a bit more cost involved.

    1 -$150 extra for the motherboard
    2 -$100~300 extra for the PSU.
    3 -$200~600 for extra video card

    SLi costs $450~1050

    Otherwise a nice $100 P35 or P45(PCIe2.0) motherboard will do just as fast with a 550~600watt ($90~120 PSU) and a single video card. Gigabyte recommended.
     
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    Yeah if you are not using Sli, then buy a board with an Intel chipset, not nvidia for Intel cpu and EVGA, well they don't make the boards I would rather see Gigabyte with a P35 chipset any day of the week.
     
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    Yeah, looks like I have settled for a P35 board, it was a bit cheaper than the P45 - but since I don't have ANY plans for SLi and even today's DUAL 8800GTX in SLI have not maxed out PCI1.0, then this $90 board from Gigabyte should last me a good 2-3 years.

    By then, PCIe 3.0 will be out (due late 2009/early 2010) and should still work fine with WindowsXP if Windows7 blows chunks the way vista does.
     
  6. thatoneguy24

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    thanks for the responses... yeah i did plan on using SLI which is why i picked it. i trust you guys so as long as you dont have any qualms... gonna go take the plunge.
     
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