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    Best non crossfire overclocking motherboard?

    Hi quite a lot of motherboards have crossfire, sli etc but since I know I'm not really ever going to buy 2 graphics cards it seems pointless to me to buy one. I still want to overclock though. My current board is an Abit Quad GT which is crossfire and it overclocks great but I'd rather have an extra pci slot than a useless pci-e which I'm never going to use.

    So any suggestions on what my next board upgrade could be?

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    Re: Best non crossfire overclocking motherboard?

    What exactly do you need the PCI slot for?

    Most cards are going PCI-E, that is the future of all cards (until the next thing comes long)
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    Re: Best non crossfire overclocking motherboard?

    Well I already use my 2 other slots for TV card and sound card and might be setting wirless network so may need the other for wireless pci card.

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    Re: Best non crossfire overclocking motherboard?

    Really I think its pointless getting a new board just for an extra PCI slot but here are two GA-P35-DS3R or GA-P35C-DS3R. Would of said Asus P5K-E but you have a 8800GTS.

    But you can get a PCI-E wireless card if that's what you need it for.
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    Re: Best non crossfire overclocking motherboard?

    how about an IP35/IP35-E?
    The Airpace is probably the easiest/cheapest solution though especially as there will be mor PCI-E devices & fewer PCI in the future..

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    Re: Best non crossfire overclocking motherboard?

    Probably cheaper to sell the TV card and replace it with a PCI-E version TBH.
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    Re: Best non crossfire overclocking motherboard?

    You can run PCI cards in PCI-E slots can you not?

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    Re: Best non crossfire overclocking motherboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flewis View Post
    You can run PCI cards in PCI-E slots can you not?
    Only if you use a hammer. In otherwords ... nope
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    Re: Best non crossfire overclocking motherboard?

    You can buy something like this pretty cheap and it has 2 tuners on it

    Minus the cost of selling the old one.
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    Re: Best non crossfire overclocking motherboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by pauldarkside View Post
    Only if you use a hammer. In otherwords ... nope
    and then "run" is a bit of a subjective term.

    it's taken a long long while but slowly more cards are coming out as PCI-e (mainly for the short 1x slots)

    and it would be cheaper to buy a replacement pci-e tv card, also you want to consider a digital tv card not an analog one as analog tv isn't going to be around in the UK for that much longer (assumeing you card is analog)

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