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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
August 12, 2010 9:22:06 PM

This computer I'm looking at to build has 2 PCI express 2.0 x16 slots but I'm a little confused about the details. This is the mobo.

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

and I want to get 2 of the same vcard. This is the vcard I'm looking at.

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

Please don't say change to this or that.....unless I need to support. I don't want anything better, I'm on a tight budget and will having 2 of these vcards (same one) and this mobo work together? I have the bridge to connect them. I'm just a little confused about the details on the mobo that they say.

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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
August 12, 2010 9:29:49 PM

Can't be done.

The P45 chipset only supports crossfire, not SLI. Crossfire: two ATI cards. SLI: two Nvidia cards.
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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
August 12, 2010 9:33:06 PM

What is a good mobo, for ddr3 atleast 1066, supports SLI? and preferred lga775
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 12, 2010 9:38:00 PM

2 9800GTX+s in SLI is a bad choice now, the card are very outdated and expensive.
Getting a new Mobo for this isn't worth it,

Either get 2 HD5750/70s or a single GTX470.

But since you haven't build the PC yet, what is your budget? Lets see if we could build a better system for the same money.
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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
August 12, 2010 9:39:12 PM

There are no good MBs for SLI and LGA 775.

Only the problem-ridden Nvidia chipsets like the 750i

That's why we advise using the newer P55/i5 route for SLI these days. Or to save money you could go AMD with a 980a chipset... but honestly I don't trust any Nvidia chipset currently.
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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
August 12, 2010 9:54:43 PM

We want core 2 duo >3.0GHz

prefer ddr3 but ddr2 will work if have to. 4G atleast.

We want to rock the crap outta games like, crysis but unbelievable. I have a 9800 and I get 100 in l4d2 so we figured 2 of them would be just insane so something that literally will go insane run any game maxed performance that wont be outdated in like 3 years....

500GB 7200rpm atleast.

dvd burner

Card is most important!!
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 12, 2010 9:55:56 PM

Quote:
We want core 2 duo >3.0GHz

prefer ddr3 but ddr2 will work if have to. 4G atleast.

We want to rock the crap outta games like, crysis but unbelievable. I have a 9800 and I get 100 in l4d2 so we figured 2 of them would be just insane so something that literally will go insane run any game maxed performance that wont be outdated in like 3 years....

500GB 7200rpm atleast.

dvd burner

Card is most important!!

Dual 9800GTX+s are actually quite slow, nowhere close to maxing out Crysis.

You missed the important, whats the budget?
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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
August 12, 2010 10:08:23 PM

800-900
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 12, 2010 10:15:13 PM

i5-750 + Nzxt M59 $225: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
ASUS P55 board + Corsair RAM $250: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
2*GTX460 $380: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Samsung F3 1TB $60: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair 650TX $70AR: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $985
If you can't dish out the $85, you could drop a GTX460 until later, or go AMD.
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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
August 12, 2010 10:26:16 PM

That's a great build, just start with one GTX 460, but use the 1GB version I linked. Or see this thread for a better deal:
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1538838

However read down. Apparently they (Zotacs) can be loud?
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 12, 2010 10:29:08 PM

Proximon said:
That's a great build, just start with one GTX 460, but use the 1GB version I linked. Or see this thread for a better deal:
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1538838

However read down. Apparently they (Zotacs) can be loud?

Nice deal on the Zotac. Its reference, so I dont see a reason of it being loud, maybe he got a bad fan or something.
Nevermind, yeah it is different, but it got rid of that stupid mini-HDMI.

Though It depend on his resolution, for 1680*1050 (maybe even 1080p) the 768MB SLI is perfectly fine IMO, the $25($50) savings do outweight the performance benefits.
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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
August 12, 2010 10:40:03 PM

Another good point. I tend to look at cards for the 19x10 res.... but still if he's getting just one I think it worth a few more bucks.
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