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Old 09-12-2008, 07:49 PM   #11
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http://www.scan.co.uk/ is a good UK online retailer.

How about this:

CPU: http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=535755
Mobo: http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=828777 I consider the 780G chipset to be a lot better than any board Nvidia have available for AMD right now.
Memory: http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=255300
GPU: http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=836588
Case: http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=541780

Total: 311. That's all from the same website. You could save some money by looking around, just use the Google Shopping search.
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Old 09-13-2008, 06:02 AM   #12
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thanks, those are really good prices, just out of intrest why are people reccomending crossfire and not talking about sli? is there a perticular reason or do poeple simply think its not as good?
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Other good UK sites. Dabs and Aria, Google them.
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:14 PM   #14
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well with sli, you can do dual cards of the same model.

with crossfire you can do dual cards of the same series.

see the benifits ?


with crossfire, you can buy one of the newest cards out there and then when the next best thing comes out there buy it and combine. makes for an amazing system.
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doctag,
You do know you can't do that now with a HD 4 series and a HD 3 series. Only within the same series will you see a benifit. As well, if set up a "Mixed Crossfire" setup it just underclocks the faster card to the slower cards clocks right now. Ex: 4850 + 4870
The 4870 is clocked at 750Mhz core clock speed and a (900Mhz multiplied by the quad data rate of GDDR5 ram=3.6Ghz) 3.6Ghz Effictive Memory clock.
The 4850 is clocked at 650Mhz core clock speed and a slower GDDR3 Memory at (700Mhz multiplied by the double data rate of GDDR3 ram=2.1Ghz) 2.1Ghz Effective Memory clock.
Put them together and you get basically 2 4850's.
Here's a review of it:
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...-review-6.html

And to answer your question newbie1323, people are recommending ATI cards and crossfire motherboards because there simply better than Nvidia with Price to Performance. When ATI released its 4xxx series ATI became the Video card company to buy from. My 4870 plays some games better than a GTX 280 which is $400 or more. And it plays most games better than a GTX 260.

If I were you, I would wait till next year. AMD is releasing the new 45nm Deneb cores and in Q1 2009 (For AM2+) it should be releasing the new AM3 socket (Woot, DDR3 support!) as well as Deneb Quad cores for the AM3 socket in Q2 2009.
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yes I do know that you cant do that with different series, thats why i said of the same series

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the M2N-SLI Deluxe is a great mobo fyi
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I have to give a thumbs up for killa for that post. I got the wireless version for AMD and have to say its a solid motherboard. Great overclocking as well.

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with crossfire, you can buy one of the newest cards out there and then when the next best thing comes out there buy it and combine. makes for an amazing system.
you meant the next series. Usually the next "Best Thing" comes out in a new series.
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That board has become rather outclassed now with the newer offerings from AMD.
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http://www.scan.co.uk/ is a good UK online retailer.

How about this:

CPU: http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=535755
Mobo: http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=828777 I consider the 780G chipset to be a lot better than any board Nvidia have available for AMD right now.
Memory: http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=255300
GPU: http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=836588
Case: http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=541780

Total: 311. That's all from the same website. You could save some money by looking around, just use the Google Shopping search.


you think scan is good? its freakin EXPENSIVE

Do you know what would be the best thing to do, it would be to go to a computerfair down in the north west, uk, this is a cheap ass place for top hot parts
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