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    Hey. I happened upon some extra cash and I want to upgrade my Graphics card and Motherboard.

    I would like to keep the processor I have, but I understand it may be hard to find a new motherboard that works with this processor. So I would not mind upgrading the processor aswell.

    I am looking for a Motherboard between 200-300 range, not too fussed on price, just nothing overly expensive. As for the video card I would like one significantly better than my current. And not an ati.

    Thankyou for your help, my PC specs are located on my profile page.

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    For the mobo, go with the ASUS Rampage Formula, or Striker II Extreme. And the video card should be the GTX 285.

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    You're already have P45 chipset board, it's the latest board for LGA775.
    So why do you want to upgrade to another board, because you want dual x16 PCI-E or you want better overclocking board?

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    Well, I have had some problems with my current board and would like to get a new one.

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    Yeah that video card is a little out of my price range. I am looking for a video card around $300. Or actually, I might save up for the 285 and get that after I get my Motherboard....Yeah that rampage motherboard looks quite good. Only thing I don't like is the lack of USB ports. As I currently use 7 ports. Oh well I guess I could hook up the two on my tower...

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    Well I always like Asus boards, if you want bang for the buck then go with P5Q Deluxe or P5E Deluxe, they price range from $140 - $164 USD.

    And for video card, the only thing is worth to upgrade is getting HD5850 or HD5870 and I think they might be out of your price range. I don't think it's worth to get 4890 either and even if you're getting 5770. It's not give you any performance gain but you will have DX11 card that's about it.

    So I think you should save a little bit more money and get the 5850 or wait to see what Nvidia is going to lease?

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    Yeah I might wait for the nvidia release. But then I might buy the 285 because that might get cheaper with newer video cards on the market. I really want to get a nvidia graphics card, I will look into those motherboards now.

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    Now, if you ever plan to do SLI then these boards aren't support it.

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    I don't think I will ever want to use SLI, isn't that where you have two video cards running on the one motherboard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spleaven View Post
    I don't think I will ever want to use SLI, isn't that where you have two video cards running on the one motherboard?
    yes SLI and Crossfire take two video cards and link them yielding about a 50% performance gain; SLI being for Nvidia cards and Crossfire for ATI cards.

    there are some Intel chipsets support both but most support only one; There's a company developing a chip-set that will allow you mix two cards the two brands. release date was said to be next year sometime.

    Running two cards also takes a lot of power you'd want 750W Power-supply minimum if you were to game with two 4870's in crossfire.

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    Yeah I don't ever want to do that, it would kill my Power supply. I would just rather one card that is an increase in performance. Perhaps the GTX 285/295....But they are a little expensive....What ever happened to the 88000 and 9800, is GTX 2xx the line succeeding the 9800s?

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    yup, GTX 2xx is Nvidia's latest and is close to a year old now and their 3xx series is delayed till January or even later. Like Deton said above I'd also recommend one of the new Radeon 58xx series cards they're great cards, its quite hard to find one as all the retailers are sold out at the moment.

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