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August 12, 2010 7:43:37 AM

HEY GUYS I want to use this motherboard for my first gaming pc (BUDGET BUILD) i just want to get a little insight on it before i buy it im going to be using a athlon 640 quadcore in it and a ati 5770 and im thinking about doing crossfire in the future but not now! because i wont have the money for it lol :non: 

O yea also is there anyway to know if a motherboard supports x16/x16 crossfire\sli and NOT x8/x8 crossfire\sli


MSI 790XT-G45 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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August 12, 2010 9:14:18 AM

Thx i see that board has ddr3 but it ddr3 only gives like a 2% increase in performance over ddr2. 16x16 gives a bigger performance increase then 8x8 at higher resolutions so the 16x16 board is better for gaming if i had a lower resolution the 8x8 board would be a good choice but now a 1920x1080
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August 12, 2010 9:22:42 AM

^ I dont think so...It depends more on the card that you will be using rather than the resolution of the monitor...Did you see the review that I had linked ? It compares cards running @x8x8 vs x16x16...

Also as for DDR3 vs DDR3, more than the performance, it would help while upgrading...you can reuse the DDR3 RAM in newer builds...
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August 12, 2010 2:43:25 PM

Actually what resolution do u game one and max budget? For me i just hit a juicy Rana 440/770 or 785G combo and go for the jugular for me budget builds :p 
$513AR config for ref

And ya +1 DDR3
only reason to hit DDR2 now is if u had like 4 gigs idling looking pretty in your room : the sun has gone down on DDR2 platforms and current/future platforms are all DDR3
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August 13, 2010 3:26:47 AM

Yep and for budget builds best go for the best frames/$$ rather than consider SLI/CF for best results IMO hehe
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