Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Franklinwallbrown, Aug 15, 2008.
2x1gb crucial tracers $40 after MIR
For OCing of course.
what kind of budget you on, are you wanting to oc, crossfire/sli ? c'mon man help us out here
OC, xfire (maybe), and RAID0
Yeah, a budget would really help us to help you.
I was thinking this one.
Oh, I don't know. Cheapy, but goody OCer. Say, sub $150?
Even better! Mine OC's great
They are the same MB...?
Avoid Open Box like the Celeron D!
It's a MB not a CPU. Only thing different is it doesn't have to come with any cords or connectors. I'm confused...are you trying to say all open boxes are bad or...
DFi P35. OC's like beasts, and can be had cheap. Go for it! NOW!
Open box is crap. Why risk it coming DOA?
IDK, a few people on here told me that OpenBox MB were okay...
Open box products are items other people were unhappy with and returned, I believe.
If you RMA a video card/mobo/psu they just test it real quick and put it up for open box.. I would NEVER risk open box.
you're assuming they even have a test facility
Okay, Okay...no, openbox. From what I here on the forum the DFIs (BloodIrons & LanParties) are the BEST OCers, but they are p35 and are the greatest with RAM. The ASUS P45s (P5Qs) are better with RAM and their OC is very compairable w/ DFIs. I've also heard that BioStar TPowers are good. What's up?
thats a pretty good wrap up on things. its really up to the crossfire thing. If you really want a bangin crossfire rig, go for a better chipset. If its not a priority I think you could be happy with a ton of motherboards!
Well, I've never CrossFired any cards and I've barely OCed before. I was thinking that I would like to xfire the 4870 later, but was wanting to buy one (later, I have a 3850 right now) and see how it did on games. As of now I only really play BF2142, but when I start getting more money (grant money and steady job starting the 26th) I was going to start experimenting with games. The 4870 plays Crysis on High, right? That seems like all I'll need, but I was worried about future proofing. Then again, I'm worried about xfire not working, so...
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