Re: Buying a New Computer.
crossfire is the innovation by ati of linking two cards together, it's similar to nvidia's sli setup. i don't pay much attention to ati as my budget isn't as vast as yours so i tend to stick with middle end nvidia cards. i was however, under the assumption, in order to run crossfire, you will require the 'crossfire edition' x1900s. I'm relatively certain they perform on par with the xtx, i'm not 100% though.
soundcard, yeah that'll be good for new games, i mean.. it's just a dedicated sound board that relieves the motherboard of using it's processing power on onboard sound. i never understood sound quality but that should be fine. i use a 30 dollar sound card and i'm content with the results.
that hard drive is running 3.0gb/s so it should perform very well with the build you're planning. if you are not convinced you could look into hdds with perpendicular recording or higher rpms.. 10k/15k.
| AMD 3800+ X2 Dual Core Processor | ASUS A8N-e nF4 Ultra | Hitachi Deskstar 250gb 3.0 gb/s | 1gb Corsair Value RAM 2x512 | eVGA geforce 6800GS | sound blaster live! 24-bit | NZXT Trinity Classic chassis | OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI PSU |
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