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Old 08-16-2010, 11:46 PM   #1
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Question What video card for this MB?

I was thinking of this MB, but in the description it mentions crossfire....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131406

first, what IS crossfire and how does it work?

2nd what video card would allow me to do this (looking for 1GB Card)

Thanks for any help you can offer
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:49 PM   #2
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I am limited in knowledge but crossfire means you can use a cable and connect two ati gfx cards together to get more power out of them.
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:14 AM   #3
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Ahhh
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:39 AM   #4
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PCI Express 2.0 x16 1
PCI Express x1 1
PCI Slots

Look at the specifications
it has slot for 1 psi exp 2,0 vid card. which is good for a decent mobo
mobo not really good tho cuz it cant handle a good cpu.
cpu is hte brains of the comp and mobo is the nervous system so its importanbt for a good computer
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I would not get that board.Crossfire 2 PCI cards aint good,Crossfire 2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 is good.Here is a good board with a good GPU.
Mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130275
GPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102873
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I would not get that board.Crossfire 2 PCI cards aint good,Crossfire 2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 is good.Here is a good board with a good GPU.
Mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130275
GPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102873
wow that GPU n Mobo is considerably cheaper than I thought it may have been.

The reason I was looking at those others was that they came in a combo from newegg with case... processor and everything.

next question...

what cpu should i run on this board?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130275

I want something fast of course, but nothing the board cant handle. Would rather go with AMD as I said just because it SEEEEMs like you get more bang for your buck over like an i7 or something from intel.

The end result is a nice upgradable gaming computer.

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What cpu should i run on this board?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130275
It has to be a AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE or AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE.
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Why get the 965BE?....He can get the X6 1055T for $10-15 more.Of course it needs a BIOS update to run the 6 core, which is here- http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=do...1&prod_no=2057 . Here's the Phenom II X6 1055T- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103851

Hope this helps.GL
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again look at specifications certain mobos can run certain cpus...
the specifications of the mobo u got does not enable u to use i7.
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Why get the 965BE?....He can get the X6 1055T for $10-15 more.Of course it needs a BIOS update to run the 6 core, which is here- http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=do...1&prod_no=2057 . Here's the Phenom II X6 1055T- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103851
Good point if the OP is building a rig specifically for multi-threaded work. Otherwise put the savings towards a better GPU.

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again look at specifications certain mobos can run certain cpus...
the specifications of the mobo u got does not enable u to use i7.
Eh? No one has mentioned the i7.
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