I am trying to build a new PC on a tight budget. I am going to get a 4850, and I thought down the line maybe it would be worth it to add a 2nd one, so I am looking for a crossfire supported motherboard. I have read that boards that have a 16x pci slot and a 8x slot are not ideal for dual gpus. All of the cheaper boards I have seen seem to have this setup. Are there any decent boards out there with dual 16x slots that are reasonably priced? Is it still worth getting a board with a 16x and 8x slot? Or since I am on a budget should I just forget about crossfire down the road all together?
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If you really want CF X16, your options are X38 & X48. The GA-X38-DS4 is the one to look into.