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Post by jaeger52 » Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:59 am

Hi guy's!

My present computer just went south, so I'm looking at building a new PC. But I don't know very much about the new technologies out there. Of course, price is definitely a factor.

For the moment, I'm concentrating on a mobo and a Processor. ATX Form Factor is a must.

Here's an Asus mobo and intel processor that I'm looking at.

Intel Processor: ... id=0257938

Asus mobo: ... id=0250283

Q: Are these two components compatible with each other?
Q: Can I do better than this for the same price range? What and where?
Q: Does FSX support quad SLI, or is this overkill?

Thanks in advance.

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Post by groundsquirrel » Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:38 am

Seeing as how price is a concern for you, check some of the deals on this site... ... board-CPUs
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Post by 09El_Boissevain » Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:11 am

I'd personally recommend you wait till the nForce 780i comes out! :wink:

Yes they are compatible with each other, but no, Quad-SLI is not possible. Only Tri-SLI (I do beleive Quad SLI is out there... but thats just like having 2 seperate SLI systems 2xdualSLI..)

I have that exact same Q6600, and it is excellent!

But tell me, what is your current budget?

Captain El

P.S. I think it would be a GOOD idea to Tri-SLI it for FSX because my current single 8800 Ultra is having a little trouble running FSX at full settings very smoothly (like 10-20fps). I might think of adding another Ultra soon, or wait for the 9850GX2 :P
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