Hey. I'm new to the forums and I'm seeking advice on a new home built system which I'm planning to build @ around January time.
I'll listen to any advice you guys are willing to give me because I'm no expert ;p
Thanks guys, I've looked around at the x38 chipsets, pricy boards but they are well worth the money. I'm heading towards the Asus P5E iX38. Looks good and offers **** loads of features especially the overclocking features.
don't do crossfire get on sli 2x8800gt it should last you ages for gaming especially when more and more games will benefit from sli
No way! 1 8800 GT is faster then 1 3870. But, 2 3870's are faster then 2 8800GT's. This is because crossfire scales much, much better then SLI. A bonus is that 2 3870's end up being much cheaper and energy efficient.
This is the compelling argument which I still need to agree on, SLI or Crossfire and which would benefit me alot more. As babybudha said, I'm aware that Xfire scales a s*** load better than SLI does. I'm still trying to decide what to go for tbh, I have the money, just need to make my mind up ;p