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    What mobo for 4850 crossfire?

    Hi, im contemplating putting 2 hd 4850 1GB's in xfire (i already have one) my question to you is whats a good mobo you can recommend me to have? Need to be decent at OC'ing aswell if possible.

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    Re: What mobo for 4850 crossfire?

    Intel CPU I'm taking it?

    If so your best options are X38 or X48 chipset boards these are not cheap though £120+. They are the best because of the dual 16x PCIE.

    The next step down is a P45 board which will operate at dual 8x PCIE while you will loose a bit of performance the price is much more reasonable starting from ~£85. Look at the Biostar boards http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=906802 or if you want to spend a bit more the offerings from Asus, Biostar, DFI and Gigabyte around the £100 are all good boards.

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    Re: What mobo for 4850 crossfire?

    Quote Originally Posted by Webby View Post
    Intel CPU I'm taking it?

    If so your best options are X38 or X48 chipset boards these are not cheap though £120+. They are the best because of the dual 16x PCIE.

    The next step down is a P45 board which will operate at dual 8x PCIE while you will loose a bit of performance the price is much more reasonable starting from ~£85. Look at the Biostar boards http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=906802 or if you want to spend a bit more the offerings from Asus, Biostar, DFI and Gigabyte around the £100 are all good boards.
    Yep a Q6600, and cheers, looks good, i was looking at P45's actually the one ya gave a link for looks good.

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    Re: What mobo for 4850 crossfire?

    IMO you wont see much of a difference with dual x8 and x16. So go p45

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    Re: What mobo for 4850 crossfire?

    DFI X48 would be my first thought based on XFire and OCing.

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