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    Asus Commando SLI or not?

    Just looking at the ASUS Commando (seems decent and im struggling to spend my money).

    It says however, on the specs that its a Crossfire board (ATI right?)

    So does this mean that i cannot use my 8800GTS as its nVidia.

    I have also read that some of the Abit Crossfire boards can use a bios update to make them SLI compatible. Would that be a likely case here aswell?

    Jeeeeeeeeezzzzz....i thought i was PC savvy but im so far behind now that its a real struggle and i dont wanna waste £400.

    Sorry and thanks for any help offered!

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    I thought that about ABIT boards..that they could be changed to SLi.. its pretty unfounded though I think.

    You can use one GTS in the board just not two.

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    I think the only way SLi would work on a crossfire board is through hacked drivers (in a similar way to how it works on non-sli boards with the correct PCIe sockets)

    I think the best option would be to get a single GTX if you want an increase in performance, or as mike said, just use a single GTS (both will work on their own)

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    there are currently no drivers that allow 8800s in SLI on an Intel chipset.

    Single is fine though.

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    Have a read of the commando thread mate, It will hopefully change your mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Have a read of the commando thread mate, It will hopefully change your mind.


    I am totally lost.
    Like i said, i last built a new machine with an LGA775 3.0ghz and AGP.

    I have read the thread and am more confused than before now

    Would you actually say this board is decent or not. I can see you use it but are you happy?

    Also, in the pics in CPU-Z you core only reach about 3400mhz if i remember correctly. How come? I thought it was core x 2. Even at stock, shouldnt that say 4200 or close?

    God......i think i'll stick to PSUs in future...i know about them

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    Just get a C2D and a PB5 before clunk tells you too anyway lol

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    What exactly do you have so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    What exactly do you have so far?
    2 x 2gb OCZ Platinum XTC
    E6400
    EVGA Superclocked 8800 320mb
    Everything else i already have.

    Just the board now and everytime i make a decsion there is something that puts me off.

    These are the boards i like:
    Asus Commando <--- My favourite but i cant see the problems
    AW9D-MAX <---Very mixed reviews
    Abit AB9 Quad GT <--Dodgy bios apparently

    I wont spend more than &#163;140 but i want to spend as much of that &#163;140 as possible to get as near the top as i can.

    (This is very embarassing asking so many questions Sorry! )

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    The P5B Deluxe Clunk mentioned is still a very good board - mate switched from a 650i based board to it, (effectively going backwards interms of newness) and has been happy since

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post

    I am totally lost.
    Like i said, i last built a new machine with an LGA775 3.0ghz and AGP.

    I have read the thread and am more confused than before now

    Would you actually say this board is decent or not. I can see you use it but are you happy?

    Also, in the pics in CPU-Z you core only reach about 3400mhz if i remember correctly. How come? I thought it was core x 2. Even at stock, shouldnt that say 4200 or close?

    God......i think i'll stick to PSUs in future...i know about them
    I dont use it anymore, I returned the 3rd one and got a refund. In my opinion, the commando is good on paper, but has too many problems. The build quality is terrible.

    The P5B deluxe wifi is a good solid board and it overclocks well. I'm not sure about SLI, it isnt designed for SLI as one of the PCI-E slots is locked to 4x.

    How come you need SLI, have you already got two cards?
    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    stupid betond belief.
    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

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    Yup, P5B Deluxe Wifi is a great board and within your budget.

    Very mature board with virtually ever little kink ironed out of it and it reaches some nice FSBes.

    SLI/Crossfire is completely useless IMO.

    Have had setups of both (2 x 7800GTs and 2 x X1950XTX) and was completely and utterly un-impressed with how many games do not benefit from it and in some cases, actually run/look worse with dual gfx cards.........and I have a 30" screen, so should see the benefit of it.

    Buying the fastest card available is normally enough to drive most games at serious resolutions and normally cheaper then 2 of the "next step down" cards.
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    P5B Deluxe is a great board I have this and also sell a lot of these boards had very little problems and as CLUNK said still over clocks well
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    Decision made then...thanks guys.
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    Your best option if what you want is an SLi Motherboard for that kind of money is this i suppose..

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=550174

    but all the 680i boards are coming down to around &#163;160 now.. spend the extra if you want SLi get a PB5 if you dont..

    job done.

    beat me to it damn you lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    Abit AB9 Quad GT <--Dodgy bios apparently
    it's fine really, there are very few problems left & they're minor.
    it's currently without doubt the fastest 965 clock for clock over 400fsb.

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