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    Good crossfire mobo?

    Taking the plunge to upgrade my system again. I was about to get the Abit IP35-Pro but I realized it does not support crossfire. I have already got my 3870 so going with 8800gt is out of the question now :P. My question to you all is what is an equally good OCing board that would support crossfire?

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    The IP35Pro will run crossfire, just at 16x/4x PCIe bus instead of 16x/16x PCIe bus which you will find in the X38 chipset. From what I understand, there is very little performance loss running P35 in crossfire vs X38. Pretty big price difference in boards too.
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    The best one is the Asus P5E, although its kinda pricey...but at least it has the X38 chipset
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    Got any links on performance hit on the p35? I mean if its not too big of a hit then the savings on the can go towards the new vid card lol

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    if your considering crossfire the asus maximus formula is the way to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeViL_909 View Post
    Got any links on performance hit on the p35? I mean if its not too big of a hit then the savings on the can go towards the new vid card lol
    Here's one comparison of 16x/4x, 8x/8x, and 16x/16x with HD2900XT's. It's all over the place and all 3 formats win some benches.
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200...8_versus_p35/1
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    Anyone have anything to say about the Gigabyte GA-X38-DS4 LGA 775?

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    E8400 (3.0 ghz)----- On Storm CPU
    VisionTech 3870------- On Maze 4 acetal GPU block
    4 gig Gskill DDR2 (2x2)
    2x 80 gig SATA HD (raid 0) and 1x 80gig Raptor

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