I'm trying to build my own PC using your tutorial on the site, i choose a Core2Duo E6600, and i'm having a bit of a trouble choosing a motherboard, i found this one, http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Product..., looks quite nice, Vista ready, 6 USB2, firewire, the works... but i had chosen a NVidia GeForce 7950GT for my graphics, and this board has ATI Crossfire, my question is, should i take advantage of this technology and buy a ATI card in case i want to upgrade in the future (2 video cards), or will it still work with 2 NVidia's anyway?
My main doubt is that the NVidia is quite cheep and i think good enough for me, but all compatible ATI's are way to expensive!... So i would appreciate the knowledge of the experts here!... Should i go for value or go for "upgradability", what you make of ATI Crossfire since NVidia has had something similar for a long time?
I built or should say had computer company build a system for me .I used a 260gtx and they put it in a M4A78-Tasus motherboard that uses crossfire technology and that was a big mistake.As far a i know GFORCE WITH SLI ,ATI WITH CROSSFIRE..ALSO WITH THE GPU YOU WANT TO USE SPEND SOME MONEY A BIT MORE GOES A LONG WAY IN GPU,S.Go from a 7900 to 9000 series and stay with the high second number say 9800 compared to 9300.Do some research g-gt-gtx they all mean something.Good luck and have fun,do not get disappointed this is a learning curve.