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I'm planning on building a new rig soon. I want to stick with nvidia video cards because of their better linux support. At the same time, I am wanting to go with a c2d 6600. My question is this, if I get a motherboard with an intel 975 chipset will it be able to use SLI (with nvidia) if I decide to go that route in the future?

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  1. if the board boasts sli support then yes
  2. Sweet!

    Thanks for the answer. :)
  3. Quote:
    - Support ATI CrossFire graphics cards

    http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=248&model=1198&modelmenu=1

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    Dual Graphic Cards Support: Support for multiple ATI-based graphics cards with ATI CrossFire* technology

    http://www.intel.com/products/chipsets/975x/index.htm

    it only supports Crossfire for dual graphic cards. I don't think it will run SLI. I maybe wrong, correct me if I am.
  4. Quote:
    - Support ATI CrossFire graphics cards

    http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=248&model=1198&modelmenu=1

    Quote:
    Dual Graphic Cards Support: Support for multiple ATI-based graphics cards with ATI CrossFire* technology

    http://www.intel.com/products/chipsets/975x/index.htm

    it only supports Crossfire for dual graphic cards. I don't think it will run SLI. I maybe wrong, correct me if I am.

    That mobo will not support SLI.
  5. Check out the Asus P5N32-SLi if your that desperate for SLI.but you surely must know SLI and CROSS FIRE are a complete waste of money.
  6. I'm not desperate for it at all. In fact, I'm not planning on getting two cards when I build the system.

    The reason I was asking about it, is for future upgrades.

    Adding more graphics power would be easier that way than buying a new rig.
  7. Like i said in my last post SLI and CROSS FIRE are terrible upgrade paths your best off getting a good single graphics card and when you run out of power for your games get the next best thing which more than likely would blow a SLI or CROSS FIRE rig out the water.(eg G80 when it comes out)
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