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Best Crossfire x2 on a budget

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I didn't think I could go sli as cheap and do it right. I wanna do 3D Glasses w/ syncmaster 120hz mon and like 780i mobo with 2x gtx 260 or so but I wanna max out the rest of my system on crossfire during the next year to year and a half first. From what I understand the nvidia boards don't o.c. as well unless you have a really good one unlike the 790 chipset. Plus the 48xx series are kickin azz in Crossfire x2 and spanking the gtx's. And I think it will be cool to have a "Dragon" Platform. Waaaaaaaaay better than a "PS3" or "360" Platform, Ha!
 
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Hey, is it worth it to get a vga cooler like a zalman for $35 or are the stock coolers on the 4850 or 4870's that vent air out good enough?
 
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Motherboard Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-UD4H
Cooling Zalman CNPS9700LED 110mm
Memory OCZ 2x 2gb ddr2 @940mhz
Video Card(s) XFX 9600GT @740/1750/1000
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Benchmark Scores 3Dmark06 (Default) 10,118-------This was what I remember from my Foxconn 780G board. I will update a
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What is a good/cheap sli board? Or is there such a thing? I really try to buy reliable products but if it's cheap enough I will experiment. I still think the 4850's in 2x Crossfire will scale like a big dog as I have seen in reviews.

P.S. What about getting a good vga cooler for the 9600gt and o.c. the crap out of it? Is it worth it? $35 for a zalman.
 
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I'm almost sure the 47xx series will have similar performance to a 4850. Wait and see!
We'll see.

As it stands the new Saphire Vapor X HD4850s look very nice. 2 in X fire would be a sweet set up.
 
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Hey, is it worth it to get a vga cooler like a zalman for $35 or are the stock coolers on the 4850 or 4870's that vent air out good enough?


I have a Zalman VF900 and a Acellero Twin Turbo.

The Twin Turbo is way better and can be had for less money.

It would be better to get a the new Sapphire with the Vapor X cooling for a new HD4850.
 

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#31
I didn't think I could go sli as cheap and do it right. I wanna do 3D Glasses w/ syncmaster 120hz mon and like 780i mobo with 2x gtx 260 or so but I wanna max out the rest of my system on crossfire during the next year to year and a half first. From what I understand the nvidia boards don't o.c. as well unless you have a really good one unlike the 790 chipset. Plus the 48xx series are kickin azz in Crossfire x2 and spanking the gtx's. And I think it will be cool to have a "Dragon" Platform. Waaaaaaaaay better than a "PS3" or "360" Platform, Ha!
Up to you.

Only good nvidia board for 775 that I am aware of is the 750i ftw. 680i was alright back a little while ago. But ur using amd so idk.
 
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Processor Athlon x2 7750 @3.2ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-UD4H
Cooling Zalman CNPS9700LED 110mm
Memory OCZ 2x 2gb ddr2 @940mhz
Video Card(s) XFX 9600GT @740/1750/1000
Display(s) Dual Crt's,17in Viewsonic Ultrabrite A9f+, Generic 15in
Case Sunbeam Transformer Full Tower
Audio Device(s) On-board HD Audio
Power Supply Corsair 400Watt
Software Win Vista SP1, Ubuntu 8.10, Puppy Linux
Benchmark Scores 3Dmark06 (Default) 10,118-------This was what I remember from my Foxconn 780G board. I will update a
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I was just looking at the Accelero Twin Turbo vs Zalman! Thanks because now I will get a twin turbo and it is interchangable from 9600gt to 4850 for when I upgrade.