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btdcrazyj

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/ Main question not necessary as I've figured it out but I have questions below.

Edited by btdcrazyj, 06 July 2008 - 04:15 AM.

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Hi there,

Are you still interested in building a system? I'm from the Gold Coast, but can help a bit if you like.

What are some online sites you can buy from? I have used Auspcmarket.com before, they were pretty good - and based in Sydney - but not sure of many others from that area.

Cheers

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Hey, thanks for the reply.
Actually I have a few products in mind
but before all that,
which do you recommend for gaming?

EVGA GF 9800GTX Superclocked PCI-E 2.0 512MB DDR3 256-bit, 700/2200MHz,Dual Dual-Link DVI, HDTV, Fan, HDCP $323
or the
Leadtek GF9800GTX PCI-E 512MB, 256 Bit DDR3, 675/2200MHz, 2x Dual DVI,HDTV, Max Res. 2560x1600. $320

Also, can these two video cards do that SLI thing where you can use other video cards for combined performance like the ASUS 9800GTX?
Thanks.
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These cards are all pretty much the same. I would get the EVGA as it is an overclocked version for only $3 more.

SLI is where you run two of the same cards together for better performance. (note: it does not equal double the performance).

If you were running SLI, I would simply grab two of the EVGA cards.

Feel free to fire away with any more questions/products/sites/budgets, etc... And I'll be glad to help.

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Yes, but does that EVGA card allow SLI ?
After this question, I'll post up some parts I'd like to buy.
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Yes, but does that EVGA card allow SLI ?

Yes, but you need to have a motherboard that supports SLI.
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Will the ASUS P5E-X38 allow SLI?

And will the ASUS P5E-X38 work with the
EVGA GF 9800GTX Superclocked PCI-E 2.0 512MB DDR3 256-bit, 700/2200MHz, Dual Dual-Link DVI, HDTV, Fan, HDCP

Cause I read somewhere that the ASUS P5E-X38 has Crossfire, which combines two ATI cards I THINK!
But the EVGA GF 9800GTX is NVIDIA.
So is it even compatible.
What's the difference between ATI and NVIDIA?

Edited by btdcrazyj, 06 July 2008 - 08:52 PM.

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Will the ASUS P5E-X38 allow SLI?

Nope, crossfire only. This is a dual configuration of ATI GPUs.

And will the ASUS P5E-X38 work with the

Yup, but you won't be able to enable SLI.

What's the difference between ATI and NVIDIA?

Different GPU manufactures, it'd be like comparing AMD and Intel.

I strongly suggest you take a good look at the HD4970, plus why are you even considering a dual card configuration? What resolution do you intend on gaming at?
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Nah, I was just wondering, for the future.
I want a computer that I won't have to upgrade in a while, instead I could have used dual cards for future games that needed it.
Nevermind. I know what parts I'm gong to get now.
Thanks. How do I close the topic?

Edited by btdcrazyj, 06 July 2008 - 10:43 PM.

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Hi again,

No need to close the topic. :)

If you have any more questions, you know where to come.

Cheers

Troy
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