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The P35 chipset cannot run SLI, nVidia would not lease the technology to intel.
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Edited by james_8970, 31 August 2007 - 08:25 PM.

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The P35 chipset cannot run SLI, nVidia would not lease the technology to intel.

I know, thats the point. I am starting to think that SLI might not be worth it even in the long run because of the extra cost a large enough power supply would add. That combined with the cost of a second video card (even down the road) probably wouldn't make sense when I could just buy an up to date card then.

So, as a result, I'm thinking a P35 board might be the way to go.
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To be honest it's not, don't forget about how much hotter it'll make your room or the electricity bills. Also you only gain 20-40% with all that extra cost. The technology is far from perfect at this point in time. P35 will also support the next processors to be launched this coming holiday season.
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OK, then I think I'll be going with a P35 board.

I guess the next question would be what size of power supply should I be looking at assuming I go with the Intel e6750 processor (maybe e6850 depending on when how soon I buy), that motherboard, 2GB of RAM (for now), and the 8800GTS 320MB (or possibly the 8800GTX 768MB if the cost drops before I buy it) if everything else is the same as I listed before.

Edited by RichieB16, 31 August 2007 - 09:57 PM.

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Whats your budget for a PSU?
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Well, I'm hoping not to spend more than $100 for one but I am also one of those people who will pay a little more to get something better. So, I'd say maximum would be $150 (or so) but I'd like it to be closer to $100.
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Here's a really god PSU for cheap.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371001
It comes to 90$ after mail in rebate.
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