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September 27, 2010 9:07:41 PM

I am going to have my buddy help me build a computer but he said i have to pick out the components first.

Is the antec twelve hundred capable of fitting 4 ati/nvidia cards for future expansion?

witch of these motherboards are better? and wich of them can support 4 ati or nividia cards?
ASUS LGA 1366 - Intel X58 - Republic of Gamers - ATX Motherboard Rampage III Extreme
ASUS P6X58D Premium - LGA 1366 - X58 - DDR3 - USB 3.0 SATA 6 Gb/s - ATX Motherboard

Thanks for the help. :) 
a b B Homebuilt system
a b V Motherboard
September 27, 2010 9:20:51 PM

What application do you have that you think 4 graphics cards is a realistic expansion path?
Adding additional weaker cards gives diminishing returns if you are thinking crossfire/SLI and gaming.
If you are looking at running 8+ monitors <4 cards might make sense> then what applications are you doing that with, how many monitors and what resolutions?

The crosshair is an "AM3" motherboard, which means it is for AMD CPUs, not intel.

For the best SLI motherboards I would go with EVGA instead of ASUS, if the price isnt much different.
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Anonymous
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a b V Motherboard
September 27, 2010 9:23:07 PM

i will be using ubuntu with the userfull desktop multiplier 5 computer set up so me and 4 others can game at the same time.
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a b V Motherboard
September 27, 2010 9:31:24 PM

What games are you going to be playing? Sounds to me like you could end up CPU limited if the games are intense (BFBC2, SC2, etc).
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Anonymous
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September 27, 2010 9:34:39 PM

we are big runescape addicts so we will all be playing runescape with a movie thrown in here and there.
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a b V Motherboard
September 27, 2010 9:39:13 PM

Runescape is a brower game. Doesnt require much GPU at all. A pair of weak GPUs with 2 monitors each could physically handle the load if ubuntu will work that way. I dont know enough about ubuntu to be of much help with that, though.
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Anonymous
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a b V Motherboard
September 27, 2010 9:47:28 PM

thanks for the help.

edit: could you still give me a link for the best motherboard money is no problem.
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a b B Homebuilt system
a b V Motherboard
September 27, 2010 10:15:57 PM

Does ubuntu have compatibility problems with any brands of motherboards?

The Rampage 3 Extreme will handle 4 GPUs.

The P6x58D only handles 3 GPUs.


This EVGA has the slots and a big rebate because it doesnt have USB3/SATA3.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a b V Motherboard
September 28, 2010 7:29:35 AM

The antec 1200 will be a tight fit. especially if you have lots of HDD's. I would look at a case with E-atx support like the cooler master haf x.
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